There's no hiding the fact that I'm
cheap fiscally responsible. So I am very pumped to tell you - especially after my Christmas card dilemma - that our Christmas cards cost 33 cents each...including postage!
How? What? (I know). For starters, we mailed out postcards instead of cards in envelopes, immediately bringing the cost of postage down to $0.29 per card. I didn't have to pay for envelopes (which you know are built in to the price of cards on websites). And instead of ordering them online or printing them on glossy paper for $1 each, I printed them on regular cardstock at Office Max for $0.17 per sheet (for the printing and the cardstock). With four postcards on a page. Do the math - that's $0.0425 per card for printing, bringing the grand total for paper, printing and postage to $0.33 each!
I did a simple design myself - no, the Hubby's face was not blurred out in the ones we mailed ;)
We looked like absolute fools in our parking lot with our lights and props and camera on the tripod...but we finally got a photo after about a hundred tries ;)
Slowly but surely, we have started to receive Christmas cards. We've gotten about a quarter as many as we've mailed out...needless to say, next year, our "send to" list will be dwindling.
In an itty-bitty apartment, there is no good way to display Christmas cards, so here is our solution:
|crappy iPhone photo in a dark kitchen with no natural light. you're welcome.|
This is the door between our kitchen and laundry room/pantry. We have an over-the-door shelf hanging on the back of the door, facing into the laundry room, so we just looped some ribbons underneath the hooks and let the ends hang down over the kitchen side of the door. Add some clothespins and voila! An instant card hanger (albeit a slightly sloppy one).
How do you display your cards???