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Smarter Seasonal Spending Challenge Day 8: Save on Stamps
October 17, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Does your family send out holiday cards? Take time to go through the list of everyone you send them to. When's the last time you updated that list? If you're really looking to save, consider an e-card this year or send an email with a family update and photos. If you really want to send out cards, buy a book of stamps each week from now until the holidays to spread out the cost. 

Do you send holiday cards? How much do you spend on it each year?

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  • MamaBear2cubs
    October 17, 2012 at 6:24 AM

    I only sent holiday cards one year.

  • michiganmom116
    October 17, 2012 at 6:28 AM

    I don't have a huge list, and I do prefer to send the cards vs. the more impersonal e-cards.  I spend maybe $15 a year on Christmas cards (buying AND sending.)

  • Amy127
    by Amy127
    October 17, 2012 at 6:54 AM
    Me too

    Quoting MamaBear2cubs:

    I only sent holiday cards one year.

  • aidansmommy219
    October 17, 2012 at 7:46 AM
    I pass out cards at parties often. I hate having to buy stamps. I only buy them if I know we won't be seeing the person.
  • deedee3849
    October 17, 2012 at 7:53 AM

    I spend about $40 on cards and stamps. I am hand delivering as many as possible this year =)

  • momto3isme
    October 17, 2012 at 8:36 AM
    This year we won't be sending cards out.
  • ShirreeM
    October 17, 2012 at 10:44 AM
    No cards this year.
  • Ferrari
    by Ferrari
    October 17, 2012 at 10:45 AM
    I'm horrible lol I don't send out holiday cards.
  • campingmomof4
    October 17, 2012 at 10:47 AM

     I send Christmas Cards.   I keep track of who I send to and who sends me one.   Every year I don't send any to the people that don't send me one back the year before.   I buy 2 books of stamps for Christmas cards each year. 

  • Vikki77
    by Vikki77
    October 17, 2012 at 10:48 AM
    We only send cards out to the grandparents, and usually the kids make them by hand. We do include pictures. :)

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