We've all been there when we've either forgotten to send someone a Christmas card and they've been upset, or you've been missed out by someone. It could be purely unintentional, but it can be embarrassing for both parties. So with that in mind, I've put together some of my own tips to make sure I don't miss anyone out.
WRITE AN INITIAL LIST
Take pen to paper are write your list, the people that first come to mind. These are going to be people like your immediately family and close friends. Essentially, the people you really can't forget and really wouldn't want to. You'll get most people with this first list, but you can't always remember everyone first off.
GO THROUGH YOUR PHONE BOOK
You have a mobile, with everyone's numbers you could need on there. I always manage to pick up a few more people from my phone book that I may have forgotten, like older friends who you see every few months, or other family members. Even work colleagues.
GO THROUGH YOUR ADDRESS BOOK
Then I move over to my address book. Ultimately if you have someones address, it's because you've sent them a card before. Generally I've picked everyone up by this point, but if not this will help capture one or two more people.
GO THROUGH LAST YEARS CARDS
If you've kept them that is. This is a good indicator to see who thinks about you enough to send you a card, so you should definitely send one back. If you don't keep your cards, then make a note of who you get one from each year so you have a foundation of a list for next year.
Christmas is about sharing it with people that you love and car about. It should be the same with your cards, send it to the ones you care about.