Mass Producted Christmas (Holiday) Cards, Or Personalized Ones?

Canada
November 24, 2009 2:28am CST
Same applies to gift tags. My husband and I went through vistaprint and ordered some beautiful personalized Christmas cards, and some personalized gift tags for our gifts. The cards are beautiful with our picture on the front, and a winter design, and our names and a personal greeting inside. The gift tags say A gift for someone we love From (our names) We decided that instead of buying regular cards this year, we wanted personalized ones. Anyone else getting special personalied Christmas (holiday) stationery, or are you just using the stuff that's available?
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@stephcjh (32388)
• United States
25 Nov 09
I always buy the mass made ones because they are much more affordable. the personalised ones are alot nicer but they can be very expensive. I would have them if I could afford them though.
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@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
25 Nov 09
My kids loved to make personalized greeting cards in any occasions. They are expert in making colorful drawings weather by crayons or by paint brush. Even when my eldest is only at 5 years old (she nine now), everyone would loved to have a card coming from her. I loved all the cards she gave to me and I already have lots of them. I have made a beautiful scrap book just for it. And I would gave it to her all when she reaches her 18th birthday.
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@bucketkid (239)
• Australia
25 Nov 09
i usually dont buy christmas cards. I mean i dont usually give them out anyway but if i do i personalise them. i usually either make them myself by hand (like i do with all my birthday cards) or i will do up multiple on the computer using either a word processor or my Create-a-card program.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
25 Nov 09
I get the personalized ones for they're much easier to send out than the others. With our names already signed on them and address on the envelope, all we have to do is address them to our loved ones. I do try to put an update letter in with it so everybody gets an update on our lives but I couldn't do it last year due to my mom needing so much of my time. I barely got the cards out. But this year I hope to do it. I also bought mom some personalized cards too so she can have them to send out this year. She didn't send any last year because she couldn't write and still can't and she's ecstatic about having these personalized ones. Hubby and I printed a list of her loved ones so she can just peel them off and stick them on the envelopes.
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@Muelitz (1592)
• Canada
25 Nov 09
Cards - Christmas Cards
Giving out a holiday card that has a personal touch is a very nice idea. It makes the person that receives the card think that you really meant what is in the card and they feel very special because of the effort that was made in creating it. My wife and I have been giving out Christmas wishes in a form of a family picture that has our greetings for more that 6 years now.
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@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
24 Nov 09
I got sticker tags for the tags, just the regular old 99 cent ones.. nothing fancy, and i think for cards this year we are just going to make some.. The kids are getting old enough that they can draw and i'll let them personalize them for me ;) They are great little artists and i'm sure our families will enjoy them!
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@GardenGerty (84321)
• Marion, Kansas
24 Nov 09
We have some cards from a photography studio, for family mostly. I also have some mass produced cards, but I have photos to put in. Vista print does good work.
• United States
24 Nov 09
We just use the standard tags that can be tossed, I like your idea though, very personal and thoughtful. We will probably do our own Christmas cards though, we have some good pics of the kids and we usually have their pictures made but we've got some better pictures that show them having fun instead of posing.
@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
24 Nov 09
I don't send out Christmas cards anymore. I use to send out every year but, with the constant increase in postage and the amount of cards I sent out (about 100) I had to quit.
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@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
14 Dec 09
It really depends on the time i have and the money i have. Some years i take the time to make really nice special christmas cards and tags. Other years i make a bunch of cards and then some other years i find i just buy a couple sets of mass produced cards. I like the special ones the best though.
• United States
24 Nov 09
I like to make my own holiday cards if I have time. I can draw a little and paint a bit and I can get crafty with scissors and glue. I may be 22 but I still think handmade stuff like cards are better than store bought. I have gotten some of the coolest and sweetest handmade stuff that you wish you could have got in the store. I have holiday themed paper, but I will probably make a copy of this cute picture I drew when I was young (which for my age and skill came out like 100% better than I had even hoped lol) and do something cute with that into cards, or just draw something out. Who knows haven't decided yet. But for holidays like V-day I like to draw my own stuff and colour it for each person. It is more effort but everyone I know that I gave a card like that still has them so at least I know it really meant something to them.
• United States
24 Nov 09
I get collage pictures printed with a message on them and then write a general letter going over what happened over the last year. This I print off and put in each card, which I do buy mass produced. I like to sign everything by hand so that it is a little more personal.
@Bluepatch (2481)
• Trinidad And Tobago
24 Nov 09
Personalized cards are more the norm now than before. When I was young you just bought the prettiest cards you could find and here in the tropics you only got cards with snow and Santa Claus. Then some people started to produce Caribbean type Christmas cards but those never really got off the ground. I haven't sent out cards in years and for some reason I don't seem to get them either. But I would go for the personailzed stuff. Its more endearing.
@riyasam (16582)
• India
24 Nov 09
thats a sweet gesture on your part,even i am thinking of going for these personalised ones than the regular ones.it has more personal touch to it but it sure is costly!right,all good things come at a price..
@BarBaraPrz (15346)
• Hamilton, Ontario
24 Nov 09
I've made my own cards in the past, but I'm still trying to use up my Mother's stockpile of cards.