Monday, December 22, 2014

The 5 Best Excuses For Not Sending Holiday Cards

It's Christmas card time of year! Its that stressful, gotta-get-it-done period where you're not sure if writing that letter comes before wrapping presents and making sugar cookies, or after. Well fear not! I've got the only list you need and it's going to help you get out of the stress of writing, designing, sending, printing, addressing, and stamping the dreaded Christmas card.

1) "I've decided I care about the environment. I don't want to waste paper." 

It's true right? The 2.65 billion Christmas cards sold each year in the U.S. could fill a football field 10 stories high. If we each sent one card less, we’d save 50,000 cubic yards of paper. Pass that on to your friends and family!

2) "I'm going digital." 

Although sales of cards from popular greeting card companies have remained pretty stable, digital seems to be the way a lot of people are headed this year. This articled titled "Is 2014 the year the Christmas card died" proved to be a good read and validates my point a little further. On both sides.

3) "They're not done yet."  Otherwise known as "I'm working on them." 

You're totally working on it. At least in your head. Well I am at least. Ha.

4) "I ordered them from *insert popular printing company name here* and they aren't here yet." 

This is totally a legit excuse especially if you live in Germany. I've read from peoples pages that it has taken between 6 weeks and two months for their cards/prints to arrive. Eek. If you live in the United States, then this reason still works for you. You can add in a "The printing company messed up my card." or "The company lost my cards."

5) "I didn't have your address." 

You conveniently lost your address book. The dog ate it. Your baby threw it in the toilet. It got lost in the move. Your phone "lost it's contacts". Therefore, you have NO addresses and NO way to get a hold of people in time. Fortunately, there's an excuse/reason you can use to fix this one. See #6.

And as a bonus

6) "I'll send you one next year!" 



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