Holiday Cards
Do-It-Yourself Holiday Timesavers
People say “less is more,” and that can be particularly true during the hectic holiday season when less time equals more stress. While you can’t make more time, there are ways to be efficient with the time you have. With the holidays approaching fast, don’t wait any longer—check out these timesaving ideas to get a head start on making the most out of your precious minutes.

Create the perfect card

Spending too much time looking for the right holiday cards to match your family’s personality? With Avery Greeting Cards and free Avery Wizard Software for Microsoft® Office Holiday Edition, you’ve got what you need to create holiday cards to suit your style. The software guides you step by step so you can create your cards in minutes, and it’s easy to personalize by adding your favorite image, such as a family portrait. The special Avery Wizard Holiday Edition also includes themes for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve and other winter designs.

Get your labels ready for the occasion

‘Tis the season for holiday greetings—but writing addresses on all those envelopes by hand can really cramp your style, especially when you’re doing it at the last minute. This year, why not print labels ahead of time, before the holiday rush? With Avery Clear Easy Peel® Address Labels and Avery Clear Easy Peel® Return Address Labels, you can create fun and festive matching labels with free pre-designed templates available on Avery Wizard. Then do a simple mail merge to create labels for everyone on your mailing list. Store your labels inside Avery Sheet Protectors, and include sheets of postage stamps, so your mailing supplies will be ready when you need them.

Personalize your holiday gifts

It’s that time of year when we present a token of our appreciation to the people who have helped us throughout the year—from our children’s teachers and coaches, to the people who deliver our mail and newspapers. Even if you don’t have a lot of time, it’s easy to add a little personal touch to any gift in a snap with custom gift tags you can create with Avery Clean Edge® Business Cards and Avery Wizard. Just add a heartfelt message for each recipient, print out the cards, punch a hole in the corner and fasten with decorative ribbon to dress up candles, a cookie jar kit, fruit basket or other gifts.

Pack and ship in a zip

Getting ready to mail out your presents but running short on time? With Avery Shipping Labels with TrueBlock Technology, it’s quick and easy to take old cardboard boxes and make them look like new again. These bright, white labels are guaranteed to cover up everything underneath, so you won’t have to scratch off old labels or worry about distracting marks showing through. And with free holiday templates on Avery Wizard, you can create your shipping labels so packages look just as festive on the outside as they are on the inside!

Sure, getting ready for the holidays requires a little planning and preparation. But with these timesaving tips, you’ll also have the edge on making the most of your minutes. This year, spend less time on stress and more time enjoying the holidays.