Process for Christmas Greetings
The Christmas cards (letters) are out! I am almost done shopping and haven’t been terribly cranky yet.
Getting out the letters was tough this year, as I had a few spreadsheets to put together to be sure I got everyone. The whole thing is difficult to explain, so please see below (wish I had flowchart software at home)…
Process for Mailing Christmas Cards
- Pour Coffee.
- Open Spreadsheets:
Merge Spreadsheets and Run Check for Duplicates.
Why are there missing addresses and emails?
Track down missing emails and addresses through:
- Holiday 2010
- Charity Fundraising Spring 2011
- Family Mailing Lists
- Friends Mailing List
Evaluate relationships with people whom I cannot locate addresses using the methods listed above.
Update Consolidated Spreadsheet to New Folder “Holidays 2011”.
Curse as I am reminded that I have an updated version of Excel, which will change the formatting when I “Save”.
Walk away from computer.
Return to Computer, fix formatting of spreadsheet.
Send emails of Christmas letters in batches.
Go to Post to snail mail those for whom I do not have a current email address. Wait in line 20 minutes while man behind me coughs up a lung.
Curse as I pay for industrial strength Vitamin C.
Return home to find that I have forgotten some of husband’s friends.
Upon his arrival home, instruct husband to mail out his own damn Christmas cards.
Turn Fire Log on Television.
- Email Accounts
So there you have it. I apologize in advance that the snail mail cards will be late. I also apologize if I missed you; the new spreadsheet format through me for a loop.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!