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Christmas Updates

Every year we get Christmas cards and updates from friends and family. It's always a cute idea, but I never want to shell out the money--especially with postage being 44 cents EACH.  Send that sucker off to 50 people and you have yourself a cool $20 out on postage, plus the printing, plus getting pictures taken.  Really quickly, this turns into$75-$100.

Personally, I never was a huge fan of getting e-cards.  I'd have to go to the website and log in and all that jazz.  But an e-mail newsletter was always nice.  For those people wanting to have a hard copy--hit print.  Otherwise, a nice bit of news from the family was nice to read up on and see how things had changed.

Here are a few options for various ways to send your holiday greetings--whether it be on e-mail or snail mail.

* Creating a Christmas letter using only Microsoft Word (guide).  Print and/or e-mail as a document.
* Vistaprint.com-- a great website for either printed cards, postcards, or calendars.   One of the more affordable I've found.
* An alternate idea I've heard it to make a "postcard" that is 1/3 the sheet of a 8x11 piece of paper.  Put it on the paper in triplicate.  Copy at Kinkos or whereever, slice in thrids.  They fit into regular business envelopes--though you do sill have the mailing expense.

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