Celebrate the best gift of all: The Great American Postcard

Back to work Christmas party season is fast approaching. To make your next big event – and your cards – a success, check out CNN’s Meredith Shaw’s shopping ideas below. Thanksgiving and Christmas card…

Celebrate the best gift of all: The Great American Postcard

Back to work Christmas party season is fast approaching. To make your next big event – and your cards – a success, check out CNN’s Meredith Shaw’s shopping ideas below.

Thanksgiving and Christmas card ideas

1. Professional postcard

Take a first look at your holiday card. Whichever card uses the best lighting works best. Enhance the decor with vintage or modern photo frames in shot. Also, a postcard is a better option if you want a card to show up on a lot of ’em. It will show up in your mail faster.

2. Lamp with a smile

Change up the lamp’s color and shape with a glass glob and a glass pickle as a drink glass. Make up your own drink from a bunch of coloured sugar cubes to make your own drink.

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3. Keurig stand mixer

If you are passionate about homemade cookies, make a your own by following instructions and letting them bake. Then make your own dough to add sugar crystals and melting chocolate to make ‘chocolate chip cookies’. These can be put together in minutes. They freeze beautifully.

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4. Televisions under a tree

Turn the TV off and leave it on and set up on a pre-set Christmas tree timer. Set the timer so the clock displays it will be going off in one minute. It’ll be on as you are leaving the house so you don’t miss anything.

5. Keep cookies baking – to-go containers

Save time and make coffee and snacks together. Add apple slices and cheese cubes and freeze the food. You can put it in a To-Go container with paper topper or aluminum foil.

6. Bubble wrap dinner

Make your own Pop-Tarts by filling a tube with pre-made dough. Then place the on your dinner tray or put it in a grocery bag and freeze. It’s perfect for the holiday.

7. Keep holiday decorations up

A freeze bag or can contains just the right temperature to keep flowers fresh through winter. Fill several canisters and freeze away.

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