‘Tis the season for holiday cheer! Which also means you’re super busy and probably a little short on cash. So, who earns a place in your book of stamps? Moreover, who rates a trip to the card store, who gets an e-card and who gets snubbed? A little snarky Christmas humor mixed in with real, helpful tips whether this your first Christmas “adulting” or your hand’s are still numb from writing out the last decade’s worth of Holiday Cards! 

Holiday Card Facts

  • Americans send 1.6 billion holiday cards annually [source]
  • Women purchase an estimated 80% of all greeting cards [source]
  • E-cards have become an environmentally friendly alternative to paper cards [source]
  • Christmas cards originated in London, where Sir Henry Cole commissioned the first in 1843. [Source]
    • Two batches totaling 2,050 cards were printed and sold that year for a shilling each. [Source]
  • Despite the separation of church and state, it’s customary for the President and First Lady to send White House Christmas cards each holiday season. [source]
    • Calvin Coolidge issued the first official Christmas message to the American people in 1927. [source]

ButeauFull Chaos Holiday Card Facts

  • I mailed out Holiday Cards this year! Until I ran out of stamps. 
  • I gave myself two pats on the back for accomplishing above. 
  • If I didn’t have your address in my head, and my Mom didn’t have it in her actual address book, I probably didn’t send you one. 
  • Last year I custom ordered holiday cards and found them three weeks after Christmas. I promise they were nice, friends and family.
  • When I unpacked my Christmas decorations a few years ago I found addressed and sealed holiday card envelopes – obviously I didn’t buy stamps the prior year!
  • I love receiving your Holiday Card, and yes, I actually do display it until New Years! 
  • I love everyone, I just really, really suck at the holiday card game! 

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