I know a lot of people don't even start thinking about Christmas until the fall but not me. I always order my Christmas cards from the Current catalog in July. Then usually in August I make my labels for the envelopes, except last year I used old labels I had on the computer. In September or October, I figure out if I have enough to say in a newsletter for some people and if I do, I get on it and type it out. I try to have my cards completed by Thanksgiving because I like to get them in the mail the beginning of December.
When I order my cards, I also order two calendars for the coming year. One that I hang and one pocket calendar. It's hard to believe but by the time I get them, I already have appointments for the new year to put on them.
So far, I'm right on track. It's time to get started on the labels.
I know some people buy their cards at the end of the previous season and get them pretty cheap that way.
I also know less and less people are sending out holiday cards. If you send cards when do you buy them?