Archive for November 9th, 2011

Timeline for Holiday Greeting Cards & Holiday Invitations

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

If you listen closely, you can almost here the jingle jangle jingle of the holiday bells ringing.  The holidays are upon us and we will be celebrating Christmas Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Years before you know it.

Is there a proper timeline to send out your holiday cards and holiday party invitations?  We typically consider a holiday party invitation to be in the causal party category, which would typically mean sending your party invitations out about 2-3 weeks before your event.  However, with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it can be very important to send your holiday party invitations out a bit sooner than you normally would to ensure a full guest list.  I would suggest sending your holiday party invitations out about 4-5 weeks before your event.  That being said, it’s time to order your holiday party invitations now if you want to give your guests plenty of time to secure their schedules and plan on attending your holiday soiree.  You want your guests to receive your holiday party invitation first, of course!

As far as holiday greeting cards go, the timeline is a bit more relaxed on when to send them out…thus no need to panic a month or so before the holiday months start.  Holiday cards are typically sent during the month of the holiday, (December 1 – January 1).  However, it is now widely accepted to send your holiday cards after Thanksgiving (November 24) and all the way throughout the month of January.  If you’re running late, you still have plenty of time.  If you’re sending a January holiday greeting card you may want to choose a holiday-neutral greeting card or a New Years holiday greeting card.  You may even want to choose a digital photo greeting card and share a holiday picture of you and your family.

Remember that if you’re under a time crunch we offer rush processing options and upgraded shipping options on all party invitations.  We will be more than happy to have your product to you within a day or so of ordering.  If you’re not sure how long an item will take, feel free to call our customer service reps for clarification.  If there’s a will, there’s a way and we’ll always try to accommodate your needs whenever possible.

Feel the holiday spirit coming on?  Take a look at some of our fabulous holiday party invitation and holiday greeting card designs below…