(Closed) STD/ Christmas Card- NEED OPINIONS.

posted 4 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

jrinehart3211:  This is my favorite STD ever! Perhaps you could use the wording.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

That sounds like a great idea, and no I wouldn’t worry about the seasonal difference between the Save-The-Date Cards and your wedding.

We also sent ours out at Christmas time (last year) but they were just mini credit card ones so didn’t replace the Christmas cards, but we did send them in Christmas cards in the same envelope which saved in postage costs and made the envelope a little heavier than if we just posted out the Save-The-Date Cards on their own.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

Personally i would think it would be cute for about a month, but then I would get annoyed having a “christmas” card out for 6 months.. It has nothing to do with your wedding so it’s kind of off theme. I would just keep it simple and send out regular save the dates.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I’m not a big fan of mass mailed Save-The-Date Cards or Christmas cards to begin with, but I just don’t think the purposes of each are compatible or that it’s appropriate to combine them. Christmas cards are about thinking of others. Save-The-Date Cards put the emphasis on yourselves. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I ad a friend do an STD as a Christmas Card. They picked a background that wasn’t all Christmas-ey/Holiday-ish, gave the quick information about the wedding… but also had a few photos of themselves.

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper

ETA:  There’s nothing wrong with sending Christmas cards, of course!  I just don’t like the impersonal kind that are preprinted with no personal message or signature. Adding the STD may seem less than gracious  if someone thinks that is your only purpose in thinking of them during the holiday season. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I also think that Christmas cards and Save-The-Date Cards should be kept separate. Like PP said, the purposes are completely different. Christmas cards are intended to send warm wishes.

 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I personally agree that they should be separate… a Christmas/holiday card should be a greeting that you send people, whereas a Save the Date card is just giving info about a wedding. 

I’d send the Save-The-Date Cards in January, separate from any holiday cards you send.

Of course, this is totally not a huge deal — if you decide to combine them, no one will hate you!

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