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Digital tools to make holiday card sending simpler

Use services like Shutterfly to make holiday card sharing easier. (Image Credit:

Sending cards this holiday season? You don’t have to stand in line at the post office for hours.

Online services like Shutterfly offer cards for all occasions and will mail to your recipients for an extra fee. Cards start as low as forty cents a piece. You can also import your contact list from Excel, Outlook or an iPhone so you don’t have to manually enter addresses.

Postable offers 100% recycled cards and a personalized touch. Select from different handwriting styles and upload your own designs for a unique look. Prices start at $2.50.

There’s also the Ink Cards app with more than 500 designs to choose from. You can import photos from your phone to personalize the card. Prices start at about $2.00.

Make sure you check holiday shipping dates and deadlines so you know exactly when your cards will arrive.