New build oak framed cottage - HerefordshireRustic Home Office, West Midlands
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6. The trap: Sending fancy holiday photo cards. If you already have the perfect photo to use, that’s one thing. If you still need to wrangle children into a photo shoot (with coordinating outfits, no less), gather addresses and choose a card design, consider giving yourself a pass on the fancy holiday cards this year. What to do instead: Go for simple cards or wait until after the holidays. If you enjoy the tradition of sending out holiday cards but not the pressure of the “perfect” family photo shoot, try using a photoless design. Or wait until the holiday craziness has passed and send out New Year’s cards instead.
Write out your gift lists. Set your holiday gift budget. Create a list of everyone you want to buy or make gifts for. Collect your family members’ wish lists and distribute to relatives who need shopping ideas.Share the news. Update your holiday card mailing or email list. Choose or set up a family photo for your holiday card or newsletter. Order or buy Christmas cards. If you send out a newsletter, start writing up the highlights of your year.8 Creative Home Backdrops for Holiday Photos
In this home office in England, a large saddlehorse-style desk provides plenty of space for spreading out papers, tackling crafts, and writing cards and letters — the old-fashioned analog kind, of course. See more of this home