November 29, 2011

Sending Christmas Post Cards and Ladies Champagne Brunch Invites


For the last few years I have sent Christmas Post Cards instead of regular cards.  I do it for a few reasons.  I can print them out with a short Christmas letter (No one wants to read one of those long letters) on the front.  And a very short, yet personal note to the recipient on the back, plus I save money on postage!


I print 4 to a sheet of card stock

I blurred out names and details so the blog stalking boggie men would not get me!


I use a postcard rubber stamp on the back, but you could just draw a line to divide where you are going to write a note and the address  


Then my personal note...Lord, I have the worst handwriting in the world!

I have 45 Cards ready to be mailed!  I feel like super women!!

I also printed and addressed 25 post card invites to my annual 

"Ladies only Champagne Holiday brunch"


This is way to fun!  Every year, my lady friends come over after church, dressed in their Sunday best and we have brunch, an ornament exchange, and tons of chit chat....it's a whirlwind 2 hours.   I started having it on Sundays years ago because everyone seemed to have so many commitments on Friday and Saturday during the Christmas season. It's a great way to stay connected with my girlfriends from all walks of life, it might be the only time we have been able to get together all year!


 Do you host any parties over the Holidays?

Happy Creating!
Carol





28 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hi Carol,
I'll be over on the 11th! LOL!!! I KNOW you are inviting me :)
We are having a "Christmas Sweater party" this year with just a very small group. Should be interesting.
Just posted about YOU helping out ME!
Love your postcard for Christmas cards.
Warmly,
deb

Bee happy said...

Such a wonderful idea! love your postcode stamp, I want one :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I would love to come to your Champagne luncheon! What a fun idea!
Good for you having the cards done...nope, haven't started that YET!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to recieve my invite...Great idea but how do you keep the ink from running

Anonymous said...

That was Anita, (Vintiquities) by the way, who posted anonymously...Yeah! It won't let me post to your blog using my account so I am happy...

Ruby Jean said...

I LOVE that Postcard Stamp.. I am going to have to look for one.. :) I have some SAD news... It doesn't look like there is going to be any Barn Sale anytime soon... :( They gave it to someone else... I am thinking at this point I could use one of your CHEERY Post Cards...

Rona Gregory said...

Love them Carol...we are going home for Christmas this year but I am going to have a champagne brunch for sure next year with all my new girlfriends over here and I will have a go at these too!

love the graphic you used I got this one and changed the colors in Photoshop to make some Christmas Cards for our local Red Hat Ladies!

PS Did you find the walnut ink Crystals OK? Still haven't tried my waterslide decals :(
xxx

laxsupermom said...

We host an "Orphan's Christmas" each Christmas Eve. Our families are several hours away, and we've always wanted our kids to wake up in their own beds Christmas morning. We have friends in the same boat, so we've always had them over Christmas Eve. It's the feel of the big extended family while still getting to sleep in their own beds and to run to the fireplace to check the stockings in their own homes.

Love the postcard idea! Postage is starting to put a real crimp in my holiday correspondence. Thanks for sharing.

angel said...

its much more personal to send your owndesigned cards than bought ones... great done hugs xxx

Gina said...

I'm jealous. I want to come to the ladies champagne brunch! :D What fun that must be!

I never thought of sending postcards instead of Christmas cards. Interesting idea, Carol.

June said...

Carol you are definitely wonder woman!!! Such a great idea to do post cards. I so wish I lived close to you because your brunch sounds like so much fun. I can't even imagine hosting a get together for 25 women. You ARE definitely wonder woman!
I loved your beautiful candle holder made from the book-oh so beautiful Carol.
sending hugs...

HeartVintageDesign said...

Love the postcard idea. I think I even have a similar stamp somewhere around here : )

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Carol,
What a great idea!
I love to receive post cards...
Have a great brunch with your girlfriends!
All the Best,
Christine

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I haven't even bought Christmas cards yet! I am impressed that you have gotten so much accomplished before Dec. 1!

LV said...

How clever of you to think of this. I just pay the price, buy the cards and pay that high postage. I would never know how to do this. Great job.

Debbie said...

I just love the idea of a champagne brunch for the ladies! My luncheon club had a progressive dinner last year, and I hope we'll do it again.

If not, I'll be there on the 11th!

kelly said...

The champagne brunch sounds like fun, Carol.

Will you post pictures?

Kelly

Createology said...

Good savings. Happy brunching.

Katie said...

I love your postcard stamp! You have lots of fun stamps ;-) I usually do a Christmas cookie exchange, and that's a lot of fun! But I'm thinking this year~ I might keep it simple and just do a ornament exchange. Everyone seems so busy with the holidays. Your so organized! I haven't even bought my Christmas cards yet. XoXo

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenez said...

Ladies only brunch is a wonderful way to share time with special friends. I bet there will be lots of laughter and good food. I like the idea of saving some money by using postcards. Most of us need to be smart with money these days, no matter how small the amount. ------------Shannon

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

So, what day should I be there? I'll be flying in from Utah! LOL! (*_*)

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Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Sounds like a lot of fun Carol. The invites are so cute.

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Smart ideas on the postcard stamp! I want one :) Happy Holidays!
Lina @ Fancy Frugal Life

Bring Pretty Back said...

Carol, Love your invites!!
Yes! I do have a holiday party every year, we call it the Jingle mingle and have the most wonderful time!!! We have been doing it for I believe seven years and it was two days ago. There are sis of us , we have a dinner and exchange fun gifts.
Have fun at your brunch!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Can I come?? I bring presents! xoxo :)

Sandy Michelle said...

I need to find a post card stamp like that! I love that you sum up your year in your post cards~! Isn't it great having a traditional girls-only gathering for the holidays!? I will be doing that soon, but this year everyone wants to go dancing..lol!

Hugs!Sandy

SavannahGranny said...

You always have the neatest ideas. Love the post card idea. Hugs, Ginger