Trying To Get Excited For The Holidays

by Jodifur on September 28, 2011

I’m not a holiday lover.  And I’m not talking about the Jewish holidays, which start tonight, I love those, I’m talking about the ho, ho, holidays, you know, Christmas, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving.  And they start earlier and earlier every year.  It’s not even Halloween and I’m already seeing Christmas stuff in the stores.

The holidays stress me out.  There is so much to do and so many places to be and presents to buy and things to coordinate.  There are gifts to wrap and people to see and parties and events.  And cooking and hosting and I always feel like I am supposed to be a million places at the same time.  People are pinning Thanksgiving recipes already and I’m like STOP IT.  You are making me stress out in my stress free zone. (Man, I love me some pinterest.  A glass of wine and pinterest is my favorite way to destress at the end of the day.  I may need a life.)

BUT, the thing I love about the holidays are the cards.  I spend hours agonizing over which card to choose.  I love ordering and designing the cards.  I even love stamping and addressing my cards.  I adore getting cards from family and friends and seeing how much kids have grown, and people have gotten married, and families have changed.  Even in this age of Facebook, I still love getting holiday cards.

This year, I will be ordering from Tiny Prints’ vast collection of holiday cards. And one of the things I love about them the most is that they have a number of cards that are not too “Christmasy,” that is perfect for a family, like mine, that wants to send out a holiday card that says Happy Holidays without saying Christmas.

Just look at the one I picked.  How cute is this?

The other amazing thing about Tiny Prints is their customer service.  Last year, when I ordered cards from them on my own dime, there was an error.  And I called, politely explained the error, and they over nighted me 100 new cards.  No argument.  No, “it is really not our fault,” no discussion, just “here our some new cards.”  Because of that, I will be loyal to Tiny Prints forever.

Disclosure:Tiny Prints is providing me with free holiday cards.  I was not compensated for this post. All opinions expressed here are my own.  You can find their whole line of Holiday cards here.

 

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Roberta September 28, 2011 at 11:51 am

I love Tiny Prints. I ordered birth announcements from them 3(!!) years ago, and haven’t looked back. They have so many great designs, and I’ve always been happy with the cards.

RockyCat September 28, 2011 at 2:01 pm

You have triplets? Who knew …

Amanda September 28, 2011 at 3:32 pm

I am an abject failure when it comes to sending holiday cards. Can’t manage stamps, addresses, cards and message all at once. Maybe this year I can finally succeed.

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