The holiday season is meant to be filled with celebrations among friends and family, but when we are faced with all the work that must be done in a short period of time, the task can seem daunting instead of fun. There are some shortcuts we can take, however, that will make at least some aspects a little simpler. Let’s take a look at some ways custom labels can lighten your load during this holiday season.

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Greeting Cards

Many families send out holiday greeting cards each year. They are a great way to stay in touch with people who are far away – or even down the street – and let them know they are on your mind. However, addressing all those envelopes more often than not is a time-consuming process that will end with a sore writing hand. Using address labels is an easy way to eliminate at least half the process, and you can also create labels for the addresses. Choosing festive colors for the stickers will make them, even more, apropos.

Shipping Needs

If you have loved ones far away, you likely spend a lot of time during the holiday season at the post office or shipping store. There are lots of ways custom labels can simplify this chore as well. Not only will address stickers cut down on box-labeling time, there is a better chance the destination’s address will be clear and readable when you choose a printed sticker. Shipping labels, too, are available in a variety of colors, and many are made of a waterproof material to prevent raindrops from smearing the address.

Stay Organized

Sometimes having everything in its place can help lower the level of frustration during busy times. Staying organized can go a long way toward removing holiday complications, so consider a new approach. Keep your gift receipts, manuals, and other important paperwork in neatly labeled file folders. You can manage your spending by creating well-labeled budget envelopes with dedicated funds inside. If you plan to host a get-together, a personalized playlist with hand-picked music makes a nice gift for guests. Make sure to label the CDs with a holiday message and your name so that whenever they listen to the collection, they will be reminded of you.

Other Uses

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The other options for stickers when looking for stress relief are many. You can use them when wrapping gifts to share a special message or to indicate the intended recipient. If you are headed to a party and want to offer a hostess gift, a nice bottle of wine with a personalized message is a thoughtful touch. Or, if you are packing up baked goods for a care package, nothing tops off each bundle of goodies quite like a sticker with a festive message to make the beneficiary smile before they tear into the treats.

If you are seeking ideas to cut down on your holiday to-do list, you can employ custom labels to help with the tasks. Spend less time addressing envelopes, shipping boxes, and personalizing gifts using helpful personalized stickers and more time enjoying the season with your friends and family.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.