‘Tis the season to stock up on holiday forever stamps! We took our family Christmas card photo about a week ago and now I’m eagerly awaiting the package so I can address and mail off nearly one hundred cards to family and friends. Additionally, I’ve started hand making holiday cards for my closest family members, and our kids have stocked up on boxes and customs forms so they can mail all their goodies home in time for the holidays.
Though the handwritten letter is practically a thing of the past, I don’t think the holiday card has fallen in its footsteps. Often, the holiday season is the only time of the year when I receive written correspondence from some people, and I relish collecting the mail, opening the envelopes and reading the messages inside of the card, even if they are a bit generic. It’s pretty much the only time of the year that we’re guaranteed to get some sort of fun mail every single day.
This year, in anticipation of getting our photo cards delivered in the mail, I bought my holiday stamps early, so all I have to do is drop off the stack of cards at the post office (we’ll have way too many to stuff them in the community mailbox). I wanted to buy everything from the automated machine so I didn’t have to stand in line, so I ended up with these funky reindeer stamps with bar codes. I was bummed the more thorough choices of imagery weren’t available in the automated machine. But then we weren’t able to buy global forever stamps, so we had to get in line anyway to buy those. Unfortunately, we already had the reindeer stamps in hand, so we didn’t buy more domestic holiday forever stamps, especially since I still had some on hand from last year.
In any case, we’re ready to get our holiday mailings underway! How about you? Will you be mailing cards to family and friends this year?