Christmas Card List
Make a list of all the people you would like to send Christmas cards to this Christmas. Next, to each person’s name give them a classification:
Mailing Christmas cards was always the one thing that was left off my list if I ran out of time during the holiday season. The main reason was because of how much prep work has to be put into sending the cards out, yet it was the one aspect I felt guilty about not doing when the holidays were over. With this knowledge, I came up with a system to make sure I sent cards to some people on my list. Here is what you need to do to make sure you get those cards out on time this year.
The first thing you need to do is make a list of everyone you would love to send a card to using the Christmas Card List form (found in the forms section). On this list include your roommate from college, sorority sisters, high school friends, etc. – you know, all those people who you meant to keep in touch with throughout the year! Next, give each person a classification according to the following classifications:
A = must send a Christmas card
B = want to send a Christmas card
C = want to send a Christmas card
D = will send a Christmas card if I can
Make a few copies of your Christmas Card List form and rework your list according to the classifications you gave people so that all your people with A’s are together, etc. Make sure to mark whether you have the address for each person on your list. Using this method may not get all your cards out on time, but it will help you identify (if you are limited on time) who you feel you HAVE to send a card to this Christmas. While I am still not getting through my D list, each year I get closer!