It's not too late to start thinking about this, but it will be soon - our recommended date for placing your holiday card order with regular shipping (using minted.com lead times) is November 29th, which is this Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.
If you're prepared to pay for Express Shipping you can buy yourself some extra time and leave it until as late as December 9th.
So, let's break this down.
1. Make a decision today about whether you are going to send holiday photo cards this year. As alternatives - you can always send a customized card with no photo, a non-customized card, or wait and send a New Year's or Valentine's Day Card.
If you do want to send a holiday photo card:
2. Make a decision about whether you are going to choose express shipping to buy yourself some extra time to create your card.
3. Make a decision about whether you are going to take photos especially for the card or use photos you already have.
Tip: if you are going to take photos especially for the card, have a backup plan with a photo or photos that you have already taken. And set a date now for when you are going to take photos.
4. If you haven't already done so, download the Photosanity Stress Free Holiday Card Workbook where I break the process down into 10 easy steps.
Find out how to turn this into a fun family tradition instead of something everyone dreads each year.
Plus get tips on how to make even a not so great iPhone photo into a beautiful holiday greeting.
You can do this!
And I am here to help.