The holiday season is associated with spending on gifts. According to a 2019 Gallup study, the average American adult expected to spend approximately $942 on presents. This amount exceeds the budget of many people. Fortunately, you can get great deals on gifts with these three money-saving tips or send funny Christmas cards to everyone on your gift or mailing list.
- Start Saving and Shopping Early
Budget-oriented customers should plan ahead. Make a gift list with intended recipients’ names and approximate dollar amounts for each person. The earlier you start saving, the more small amounts can add up.
It is also a good idea to shop early, even before the summer. The earliest holiday shoppers are actually the latest, meaning that retailers often try to entice customers with rock-bottom prices after the holidays.
- Look Out for Discounts and Special Offers
Retailers do sales throughout the year that you can shop and save presents for next Christmas. If you tend to buy from the same stores, join mailing lists and rewards or loyalty programs to stay apprised of sales and limited-availability offers.
Other ways to get discounts are a little less obvious. You might want to try using the chat box feature on a retail website to ask customer service representatives about special discounts. It may also be possible to save a significant amount of money on large purchases by shopping online through a cashback service or simply setting up notifications about price changes with search engine shopping tools.
- Exchanges and Group-Funded Gifts
Big families or other large groups can make celebrating Christmas more affordably by planning a gift exchange or Secret Santa program. Family members, friends or coworkers are each assigned another group member for whom to purchase a gift. No one should feel the need to stretch themselves thin buying presents for everyone. Another approach might involve pooling funds to put toward the purchase of more expensive gifts.
Sending out personalized Christmas cards can be the most affordable way to share holiday cheer with everyone on a gift or mailing list. Customize the design and message of a card and choose a charity to receive 20% of the order cost.
Are bulk funny Christmas cards a good value?
Ordering a greeting card design suitable for everyone on a gift or mailing list is cost-effective. The price of each card goes down as the number of cards in an order goes up. Funny cards can encourage recipients to think of senders during the holidays and into the new year.
Should I pair presents with greeting cards?
Christmas or holiday cards can be the perfect pairing for gifts. While personal presents often feature “To” and “From” tags and customer orders tend to have shipping information, including a greeting card or sending cards separately provides a personal touch, especially when senders take the time to personalize card designs.
Can I send Christmas cards instead of gifts?
Whether you are trying to keep costs low around the holidays or do not know recipients well enough to give gifts guaranteed to please, custom cards can be a budget-friendly choice likely to please. You may prefer to send Christmas, holiday or seasonal greetings to a gift or mailing list.
What is the best card for everyone on a mailing list?
Cards that reflect your identity and values as an individual or business can be good choices for many recipients. If you are sending professional cards, keep in mind that some customers may celebrate other holidays during wintertime. Recipients tend to see happy holidays or seasonal cards as being more universal.
How do I give to charity with holiday cards and gifts?
A custom card order can be one of the easiest ways to donate to charity during the holidays. Design cards with an option for charity lines and specify a not-for-profit organization to receive 20% of the order price. Gift givers can also make additional charitable contributions on behalf of recipients.
Whether you decide to send formal or funny Christmas cards to the people on business or personal gifting or mailing lists, custom cards for charity can make a positive impression on recipients. Select the right card design to send or pack with orders to add a special, personalized touch to seasonal correspondence.