A Step-By-Step Guide To Sending Holiday Cards (That Won’t Stress You Out)


Sending holiday cards is a great way to spread cheer and stay connected with loved ones during the festive season. Not only does it show that you are thinking of them during this special time of year, but it also allows you to express your gratitude and appreciation for their presence in your life. However, with the busy holiday season, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed about getting your cards mailed out on time. That’s why we’ve put together this step-by-step guide to help you send your holiday cards with ease and efficiency.

Step 1: Collect Addresses For Your Holiday Cards

The hardest and most daunting task of sending holiday cards is collecting all the addresses but with the app Spiral you can do it in a few easy steps. With the help of Spiral, you can collect addresses from your friends and family with ease, collaborate with your spouse, and export the data to any holiday card company website making the holiday card process easy!

The first step is to download the Spiral app, create your account, and share your personalized link with your friends and family. To do this, first build a list, title it “Holiday Cards,” and copy the link Spiral provides.

If you are sending holiday cards with your spouse, you can collaborate on the address collection process. Just invite them to the list and they’ll be able to access it from their phone or laptop! This will allow your spouse to view and manage the contact information you both collect.

Once you have created your personalized link, you can share it with your friends and family via email, text, or social media. When they click on the link, they will be taken to a form where they can fill in their contact information. As they fill out the form all the information will appear in the app under the list you created!

Easily collect information and keep it updated automatically

Collect addresses and contact information by simply sending people a link to fill out a form. Spiral can help you keep this information updated by reaching back out to your contacts when you’re ready.

Step 2: Choosing A Holiday Card Design

With your contact information organized and ready to go, you can now choose your holiday card design and place your order with any holiday card company of your choice. A few options for holiday card companies include:

  • Evite
  • Minted
  • Paperless Post
  • Shutterfly

Each of these companies offer personalized cards that have your unique touch added to them. You can choose to make your holiday card joyful, happy, merry, funny, or really anything you’d like. It’s the perfect time to look through designs and make a custom greeting card that will make the holidays feel special. Templates are a great way to build personal photo cards or you can design one from scratch. It’s really up to you how you want to wish your loved ones a happy holidays.

Step 3: Exporting The Information

Now that you’ve collected all the information you need you can export it to any holiday card company website. Simply click the three dots on the upper right hand corner of the list and choose “Export contacts.” Then choose which holiday card website you’d like to export it to! This made it so easy to not only use on the information on a variety of platforms, but now I can use the information I collected now and forever.

That’s it! You’ve successfully collected all the necessary contact information and chosen a beautiful holiday card design. Now it’s time to send out your cards! Keep in mind that it’s important to mail your cards out at least two weeks before the holiday to ensure they arrive on time. Depending on the card company you chose they will address all the envelopes and send out your best wishes in the most efficient way possible. All you have to do is upload your exported information from Spiral.

In conclusion, sending out holiday cards can be a fun and rewarding experience when done properly. By following these simple steps, you can create a personalized holiday card that will bring joy to your loved ones.

With the help of Spiral, you can streamline the process of sending holiday cards and stay connected with your loved ones during the festive season. Remember to plan ahead, choose a beautiful design, and address your cards with care. Happy holidays!

Share and co-manage lists of contacts

Organize contacts in to lists and share with relevant people. Control which team members can edit, add, or view each list.

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This article was written by Spiral Staff to give you ideas, tips, tricks, and best practices to help inspire you.