8 Ways to Save on Christmas Greeting Cards
‘Tis the season to start thinking about Christmas cards! If you love sending out your annual updates via Christmas cards to friends & family, this post is for you as I have 8 ways to save on Christmas greeting cards, right here!
1. Undoubtedly number ONE in my mind is to take advantage of the freebies that we already have. You could easily get up to 50 free cards by just cashing in on these.
UPDATE: Starting 11/3 through 11/11 new Shutterfly customers get five FREE cards (choose from 6×8, 5×7, 5×5, 4×8 flat, 5×7 folded, 5×7 trifold or 3/4 folded, square trim, signature cardstock) with coupon code FREECARDS at checkout here. 😀 Taxes, shipping and handling will apply, and only valid for first time Shutterfly customers (or new accounts).
Snapfish: For example, right now you can get Six FREE Christmas Cards from Snapfish here
Shutterfly: Shutterfly generally offers 10 free cards at a time. So, if you take advantage every couple weeks or whenever the offer comes available, usually atleast a couple times a month, you’ll have plenty for all of your friends and family.
York Photo: 60 Free Prints for new customers here with coupon code YOURSIXTY (if you use the cards that you slip a photo print into)
Other Companies to watch for greeting card deals:
Mixbook: Through 11/15 save 50% off Holiday Cards with coupon code CARD50 here.
Tiny Prints: Want to get an idea of what your card will look like? Snag Five stationery samples absolutely free using the code 5FREESAMPLES at checkout here.
2. Save up to 15¢ by sending a postcard versus a folded greeting card in an envelope. If you’re looking to save on postage, definitely stay away from the square shaped cards as they’re even pricier.
3. Take advantage of free print offers to make your cards
For example, above I mentioned that you can score 60 free photo prints from York Photo here to slip inside less expensive cards.
More places to get free photos:
Shutterfly 50 free photo prints for new customers here (just pay shipping)
4. Use Instagram for your photos.
Instagram has some really great filters. Instead of hiring a professional photographer, run your photo through a filter to give it a polished look. Or, if you have a bigger budget that you want to make last, consider buying a DSLR camera like this best selling Sony.
5. Shop the daily deals sites
6. Use other credits to pay for your cards.
For example if you have CVS ExtraCare Bucks or BalanceRewards points from Walgreens, consider using those points to pay for your cards.
7. Use Paperless Post and send classy online greetings for free.
Paperless Post is a green-friendly class act, taking e-cards to the next level. You can choose from over 800 designs to send cards for free to up to 1,000 recipients.
8. Add the final touches on your own.
Use a scrapbooking tool or cutout stamps to round corners or do cutouts. You may end up saving yourself up to $1 per card. Those extras are pricey!
We’ll also be seeing FREE address labels here shortly. Be sure you’re signed up for my newsletter so you’re one of the first to hear about those promotions.