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Posted: 11/27/2012 12:51:21 AM
I know, it's still November...but I am thinking I want to get our cards sent out the first week of December - I'm usually hitting the post office the week before Christmas (or, gasp, the week OF Christmas), but I'm really wanting to get them done and sent off early this year (well, early for me). Just wondering if I'm alone...

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Posted: 11/27/2012 3:27:46 AM
I like to get mine ready to mail shortly after Thanksgiving and at the very least by the first week of December. Not sure I will get done that soon this year.

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Posted: 11/27/2012 3:47:19 AM
I always like my cards to have a December 1st postage date. I know, I am weird.

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Posted: 11/27/2012 7:23:41 AM
My goal is Dec 1. All I have left to do is write in them. they are all made, addressed and stamped. I feel ahead this year!!

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Posted: 11/27/2012 7:33:11 AM
I am shooting for the 8th!


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Posted: 11/27/2012 7:46:12 AM
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Posted: 11/27/2012 7:54:04 AM
Sometime before Christmas!!

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Posted: 11/27/2012 7:59:44 AM
I like to get them out the first week of December.


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Posted: 11/27/2012 8:22:58 AM
I don't send mine until sometime in November. I always wait until I receive my first card before sending them out. I don't know why. I guess because for some silly reason I don't want mine to be the first one to arrive.

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Posted: 11/27/2012 8:33:32 AM
This year would be December 17th. If they are ready sooner, I won't wait until then but I'd like to have them in the mail by the 17th.

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Posted: 11/27/2012 8:42:50 AM
I sent mine in February once.


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Posted: 11/27/2012 9:15:15 AM
first week of december but i am actually mailing my photo cards today

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Posted: 11/27/2012 9:27:16 AM
Mine are also going out the first week of Dcember.


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Posted: 11/27/2012 9:33:42 AM
December 1st. I have family all over the world, and the first of the month seems to be the magic date so that everybody gets theirs in time.

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Posted: 11/27/2012 9:41:14 AM
I usually send out ours the first week of December. This year that's not happening. I am really hoping by the 2nd week. 3rd at the very latest.
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Posted: 11/27/2012 9:48:52 AM
I was thinking December 1st also. Though I have to admit, I've not even started cards yet! Never made any to send out before, so may be interesting!

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Posted: 11/27/2012 9:51:58 AM
I like to send them out Dec 1, but that is so not happening this year.

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Posted: 11/27/2012 10:08:03 AM
I got a little over excited because I actually made some of mine!! LOL The hand made ones have already been sent. (and some received... I sent them Wed. before Thanksgiving). The others were ready to go and I just handed them to my mail man yesterday, when he brought my kits to the door. Usually, I am so not on the ball with it. I don't ever make cards.

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Posted: 11/27/2012 11:02:11 AM
I always get my cards out around the 15th of December.

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Posted: 11/27/2012 1:14:17 PM
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Posted: 11/27/2012 2:36:46 PM
I was totally stressed about this this year as we have always sent a photo card of the two DS's. DS1 is away at school and did not come home for thanksgiving - I was trying to figure it out and really wanted to continue to send the photo.

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Posted: 11/27/2012 2:39:08 PM
I always send New Year's cards as well. That way I can make them over Xmas break. I don't like to stress myself out needlessly.


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Posted: 11/27/2012 2:40:14 PM
Wow, there are a LOT of early birds among us! I love the idea of New Year's cards...or Valentine's Day, lol.

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Posted: 11/27/2012 3:19:31 PM
December 1st.
but that's just for myself... also knowing that the cards have to make their way to South africa in time.

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Posted: 11/27/2012 4:22:19 PM
Judging from the past few years?


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Posted: 11/27/2012 5:18:36 PM
I'd like to have mine out no later than the 15th but often don't have them out till a few days before Christmas

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Posted: 11/27/2012 6:21:08 PM
I am planning on having mine out by the 3rd of December!

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Posted: 11/27/2012 6:26:56 PM
I'm usually late with them and get them out the week of Christmas...but I planned early this year and got the kids picture at a local nature park. The beautiful fall colors really came through and the kids looked great. I usually take their picture in front of the Christmas tree but decided to try and get everything done a bit early this year.

The longest and hardest part for me was deciding on which picture to use. I really liked 4 or 5 of them. I am addressing them now and will mail them out at the end of November. Wow! Yea for me!!

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Posted: 11/27/2012 6:32:09 PM
Mine is Friday for everyone I have a current address for.

It's for selfish reasons. I moved this summer and I want to make sure people on my list have my current address so I get a few cards in return. Not really consistent with Christmas spirit and the whole "better to give than receive thing," but hey, I love Christmas cards, including store bought ones.


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Posted: 11/27/2012 6:59:47 PM
For about the past 6 years I've been sending out winter cards. It was too much for me to try to get them out before Christmas, so I made an "executive" decision to send winter cards instead. The weight lifted from my shoulders and I haven't regretted my decision once.

The benefit of that is that I can include a photo of the kids in the snow with the cards. My cards usually have snowflakes of some sort...punches, dies, or stamping, but this year I am going to do penguins. As long as the penguins aren't wearing Santa hats, I don't see why they can't be winter instead of Christmas themed.


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Posted: 11/27/2012 7:01:58 PM
Dec 24th. Sad but true. My friends and fam would faint if they received a card on time from me.

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Posted: 11/27/2012 7:08:48 PM
Anytime before the 20th.

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Posted: 11/27/2012 7:23:15 PM
I try for the first week in December, but I only send handmade ones to family. I usually make a paper ornament or banner with a photo to include but with a newborn this year it's not happening. I did get little cards printed with her birth announcement to put inside the cards.


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Posted: 11/27/2012 9:21:03 PM
I aim to get my cards out by December 1. This year they all the ones I had addresses for went out last Saturday and I'm attempting to get the rest of the addresses this week. Otherwise we'll do like we have before..had deliver them with gifts.


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Posted: 11/27/2012 9:41:09 PM
December 10th.

Or before the 15th.


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Posted: 11/27/2012 11:40:20 PM
15th-ish for me


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Posted: 11/27/2012 11:49:05 PM
I'm usually the same way--the week of Christmas! haha But I actually just sent mine out! yay!! I think the first week is a good target!



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Posted: 11/28/2012 10:14:24 AM
I will have mine ready to go, but I will send them out when I get back from a trip to Europe, around the 15th. I have never had them out later than that, but I think the week before Christmas is fine.

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Posted: 11/28/2012 10:16:32 AM
December 20th. Is that bad?

Really though, I like to get them out the second week of December.

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Posted: 11/28/2012 1:26:10 PM
I like to send mine around December 10th.


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Posted: 11/28/2012 1:42:02 PM
Your not alone! I'm usually sending them in the last minute the week before Christmas but this year I've already made all the Christmas cards and I'm going to send them in the first week of December.

I'm already thinking about making Valentine's cards.


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Posted: 11/28/2012 2:03:38 PM
As long as it is the day before Christmas I am good.


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Posted: 11/28/2012 3:10:01 PM
I like to have mine sent the first week of December. Going to be cutting it close this year!
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Posted: 11/28/2012 3:46:47 PM
I try to have mine with a 31 Dec postmark because I want them to arrive close to Epiphany, which is absolutely a big part of our Christmas celebrations! I have had years when I have sent them earlier for various reasons, but that is the norm.

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Posted: 11/28/2012 4:33:00 PM
I always shoot for Dec 26th. mostly because I suck at getting them out on time.

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Posted: 11/28/2012 4:35:55 PM
I hand delivered quite a few at church this past Sunday and loved it.
I get a sick feeling of pride when people tell me "Yours is always the first each year and I look forward to it."
I went to the post office this afternoon, too, and mailed a bunch of them.
I love it when I have them all done so we can all sign them during the Thanksgiving Day parade.

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Posted: 11/28/2012 5:38:28 PM
Dropped most of mine in the mail this afternoon

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Posted: 11/28/2012 9:08:15 PM
I like to have mine in the mail before my birthday (12/7) every year.

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Posted: 11/28/2012 10:11:26 PM
December 23 - gotta be postmarked before Christmas.

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Posted: 11/28/2012 10:43:41 PM
Maybe I need this so I actually send them this year...lol.

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