5 Tips to Conquer Holiday Card Chaos

September 15, 2016
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! (Also, the busiest.) Still, time-honored traditions like writing cards and baking cookies (while holiday music plays, natch) are what spark your seasonal spirit. So grab a pen in pursuit of that warm and fuzzy feeling, and with these tips, you’ll send some heartfelt greetings that are much more than fleeting!

1. Make a stationery station

5 Tips to Conquer Holiday Card Chaos
From cards and envelopes to stamps and return address labels, half the battle is keeping it all together—and within reach. So create a dedicated station using a bulletin board, four Ziploc® brand storage bags and a handful of tacks. Just mount the bags to the bulletin board, and use a permanent marker to label what’s in each one.

2. Seal the feels (and spare your tongue)

5 Tips to Conquer Holiday Card Chaos
Addressing, stamping, and sealing dozens of envelopes is time consuming. Make it fun (and not so yucky!) by using a sponge to wet the envelope glue. Simply fill a square Ziploc® container with water, cut a foam sponge into a small triangular shape that’s easy to grip, dip the sponge in the water, and spread on the envelope glue...feel sealed!

3. Greeting card time capsule

5 Tips to Conquer Holiday Card Chaos
Nothing says “’Tis the season” like a flurry of greeting cards, but what to do with all those photos and letters once the new year rolls around? Use a Ziploc® container to hang on to the memories, but not the clutter. Decorate the container with stickers, washi tape, and paint. When the season is over, store the collection where it can be easily accessed for future strolls down memory lane.

4. Return to sender

Stop! Don’t toss those envelopes in the recycling bin. All those addresses can help you conquer next year’s holiday card chaos. Cut the return address from each envelope, put it in a Ziploc® brand bag, and next year, you’ll be armed with accurate addresses for your loved ones, all in one place!
5 Tips to Conquer Holiday Card Chaos

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5 Tips to Conquer Holiday Card Chaos