"Christmas" Cards: When to Send? - VeggieBoards
View Poll Results: When Should "Christmas" Cards Be Sent (Put in the Mail)?
The day after Thanksgiving 0 0%
December 1st 0 0%
December 7th (Pearl Harbor Day) 0 0%
December 14th 1 100.00%
December 19th (Allows 3 full business days, for card to arrive on Christmas Eve) 0 0%
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#1 Old 11-24-2013, 04:05 PM
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Every year I send out Christmas* cards to a select few people. (I put an asterisk by "Christmas" because some of them are sent to atheists/agnostics and/or do not make any mention of "Christmas." The religious or non-religious aspects of the holidays is not the point.)

Every year I have a debate with myself about when I should send out the cards, i.e., put them in the US mail. I worry about being dorky and sending them too early. But then I worry about procrastinating and sending them too late. I send my aunt/godmother a check every Christmas, so will send hers out early, to make sure she gets the check and does not worry. But just for the regular cards (without the enclosures), when should they be sent out?

*The day after Thanksgiving?

*December 1st?

*December 7th (Pearl Harbor Day)?

*December 14th?

*December 19th? (Allows 3 business days in the mail, to arrive by Christmas Eve.)


Yes, I will be sending some people e-cards. And I will get some cards from people that I did not expect to get cards from, so will "retaliate."
But for the "normal" Christmas card, when should it be sent? What do you think?
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#2 Old 11-24-2013, 04:24 PM
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I'd say it depends on where you're sending them.

Within the same state, I'd say two weeks before. Out of state but within the same country, three to four weeks.

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#3 Old 11-25-2013, 12:52 AM
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I'd say ideally it arrives with them with between 2 weeks and 1 weeks to go before Christmas day. But that obviously takes some calculating, and you will want to err on the safe side.

     Getting an xmas card before December would be offensive.   ;)   


I liked the use of "retaliate"! haha

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