Holiday Checklist2022 Season

’Tis the season for connecting with friends and loved ones, near and far. SendOutCards provides you a one-stop-shop, user-friendly system to send out your holiday cards and gifts. Follow this holiday sending checklist to ease at least one of your stresses this holiday season!

Recommended Send Dates

During the holiday season, we recommend placing your order on or before the following dates to help ensure delivery by December 25. For recommended international shipping deadlines, please visit the USPS website.

USA and Puerto Rico

December 15

Ground Mail, Envelope Sized Gifts

Packages (Gifts) - Thursday, December 15


December 13

Ground Mail, Envelope Sized Gifts

Packages (Gifts) - Friday, December 8


December 8

Ground, Priority Mail, First Class

Packages (Gifts) - Friday, December 8

Make Your List – Check it Twice!

Put together all the names and addresses for your 2022 Holiday Send List. Create a CSV file, and separate each column into first name, last name, and so forth. In the final column of your spreadsheet, title it “group” and use “2022 Holiday Cards” as the group name – all of your contacts will be added to the same group and you can send to everyone with one click! For step-by-step instructions on importing contacts, click here.

Choose Your Holiday Design

We have pre-built card designs to share your perfect holiday messages and photos! Choose from different layouts and color variations to make each card unique. You can even upgrade your paper type to give your cards some extra pizzazz. Click here to browse our selection of holiday cards!

Tip: Choose the Satin or Pearl paper type and your card is sure to stand out.

Personalized Handwriting Font & Signatures

Before December 9th

For only $29 you can create your own font and signatures so the message in your card is in YOUR handwriting! Your handwriting/signatures must be submitted before December 9 if you would like to use them in your holiday cards. This will allow sufficient time for your handwriting/signatures to be uploaded to your account before December 15 (the recommended mail date for all holiday cards).
Personalized handwriting fonts and signatures can be purchased from the Campaign Store. After completing your purchase, download the Handwriting Font Form with Instructions. Follow all of the instructions on the form and send it in before December 9.

Tip: You MUST purchase and submit your font form before December 9 to take advantage of this option.

Add a Photo & Gift

There are three ways you can add a photo to your card to add another layer of personalization – photo drop cards, inside panel photo layouts, and back panel photo layouts. Using photos helps the recipient put a name to the face of the sender and it’s a great way to share memories with loved ones! You can also use this opportunity to add a holiday-themed gift to your card – we have an array of gifts to share a bit of festive cheer with your recipients. Visit our Gift Store and check them out.

Tip: Use a photo drop card and also include a photo layout inside or on the back panel to include more than one photo. The goal is to make your card as memorable as possible.

Push Send!

When your list is complete and your card is perfect, make sure to hit the send button! Once you hit send, we worry about printing, inserting, stamping, and sending your cards - it’s that simple! As a bonus, anyone on our paid subscriptions has the choice of choosing the date on which your cards are sent. This means you can get your holiday cards done now, and choose a later date for them to be sent. You can set it and forget it!

Tip: Hit SEND before December 15 for cards to reach their destination before the holiday!

Holiday Support

IMPORTANT: Due to the high volume of traffic on the SendOutCards website during the holiday season, you may experience slight delays in the speed of the website. This is why creating and sending your holiday cards early is ideal.

  • The SendOutCards Customer Success team is excited to help you during this busy holiday season.
  • Please contact our Customer Success team by phone (801-463-3800), by email, or by message (link found in the help button of the SendOutCards website). Response times may be delayed during the holiday season.

    Share this holiday checklist along with your holiday cheer, cards, and gifts with your friends, family, and fellow SendOutCards users. Make this special season worry-free by scheduling your cards and gifts early - we do the rest!