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Last Minute Christmas Cards For The Procrastinator

Christmas Cards For Procrastinators

Merry Christmas! Love, My Procrastinating self and my family.

I realize that Christmas is a mere 12 days away and you probably think it’s too late to send out Christmas cards, but I am here to assure you that this is simply not the case — there is still time to crank out a quick DIY family photo (check out these fantastic tips for capturing adorable last minute family photos from a professional!) and send out cards to those that are your nearest and dearest.

I’m about to let you in on a little secret that will forever make sending cards a snap, because it delegates all the dirty work to someone else — perfect if you’re a super procrastinator like myself.

The secret: Paperless Post.

All you have to do is upload your cute family photo and insert it into one of their photo cards (or you can go photo-less if you prefer — they have really cute holiday cards), switch up the wording and send. You can choose to send your cards via e-mail or snail mail. If you go the e-mail route it’s much more personal than it sounds. I’ve sent many an invitation via Paperless Post and they’re super cute — you can personalize the envelope and the inner lining as well as the fonts and the writing on the envelope so when the sender opens their card it’s more like a traditional snail mail card complete with cute envelope. If you go the snail mail route, you have to wait for your cards to arrive and then send them yourself, which is fine if you’re more ambitious than I am.

I know a lot of people are into traditional paper cards, but I actually prefer the e-mail version. They really are quite cute and you don’t end up with a ton of cards hanging around that you don’t know what to do with. It’s a win/win for everyone: cheaper, no waste, environmentally friendly. What’s not to like?

And, just because you don’t get to see enough of my face plastered all over this blog already (*insert sarcasm here*), I thought I’d include a few mock-ups I made of my favorite designs…

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  • Venn Diagram Card 1 of 5
    Venn Diagram Card
    I love the simple graphic on this, and the punchy colors, and also the fact that you don't have to choose just one photo for those who are indecisive like myself.
    Purchase from Paperless Post
  • A Tree For All My Friends Card 2 of 5
    A Tree For All My Friends Card
    This one would be a perfect card to go with a family photo you took while Christmas tree hunting.
    Purchase from Paperless Post
  • Sweater Card 3 of 5
    Sweater Card
    A cozy Christmas sweater in card form -- I love it!
    Purchase from Paperless Post
  • Christmas at the Cratchits Card 4 of 5
    Christmas at the Cratchits Card
    A classic holiday design for the traditionalist.
    Purchase from Paperless Post
  • Ornaments Card 5 of 5
    Ornaments Card
    I love the 60's vibe of this card and the mix of the bright colors with the black and white photos.
    Purchase from Paperless Post

*Please note: this post is in no way endorsed by Paperless Post. They don’t know who I am. I just think their stuff is awesome.

Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on TwitterFacebookPinterest and Instagram or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble.

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