The Best Way To Spread Christmas Cheer

Sunday, December 16, 2018

For the past few years, I've sent out Christmas cards to a handful of friends, because, as Jim Halpert said, Christmas is the time to tell people how you feel.

The first year that I sent out Christmas cards was the year that I moved into my first apartment, living solo, which is something I thought I would never do. I always get super sappy around the holidays. It's such a cozy time, and it's at the end of the year when we're all caught up in reflecting on our lives.

That year, I was proud of myself and grateful for all of the people I had in my life while I transitioned into The Real World, so that Christmas and every year since, I used the holiday as an excuse to send what were practically love letters, gushing to my friends about how much I loved them, in case I didn't tell them enough throughout the rest of the year (I never do).

This year, I bought my cards through Basic Invite. I fell in love with their site back in July and knew it was the place to go for especially cute cards. They have more than 500 Christmas and holiday card designs, so my biggest struggle was stopping myself from buying too many. I went with more minimal designs but they have so mancreative holiday cards, I think I'll have to go that route next year.

As usual, you can customize the colors and text on any of your Christmas cards, with instant previews so you know exactly what the final product will look like. There were a few in which I changed the main text from "Happy Holidays" to "Merry Christmas." You can really make these cards whatever you want them to be.

To really make your card stand out before it's even opened, Basic Invite also offers more than 40 different envelope colors. Some of them are shimmery too, which are just the prettiest. I initially messed up my order and forgot to customize this part, accidentally ordering all of my cards with plain white envelopes. Luckily, when I talked to a team member through their customer service chat, she updated it right away. I ordered half with red envelopes and half with green to make everything feel extra festive.

As if all of this wasn't enough, as a truly added bonus for my friends with not-so-great penmanship, Basic Invite offers recipient address printing at no cost on all Christmas card orders. Input the person's name and address, choose whatever font you want, and suddenly you're sending out the best-looking holiday cards, inside and out.

While holiday cards are typically sent among friends and family, they can be utilized in work settings too. For the more professional contexts, Basic Invite offers a ton of business Christmas cards. Send them to clients, or if you're in some sort of leadership role, send cards out to your team. Everyone appreciates a nice gesture.

If you want to order cards but are worried you won't have enough time to get them out for Christmas, no worries, you're still covered. There a bunch of designs focusing around New Year's Eve instead. It's still a holiday! Dare I say it may be the best one? Second best? What can I say, I'm a sucker for reflecting and setting goals.

For 30% off your order, you can use the coupon code holi30, because the best way to spread Christmas cheer is saving money at the end of the year.

This post was sponsored by Basic Invite. All experiences and opinions are my own.

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