Getting cards in the mail is always a treat. Sending them, however, is a different story. Go for the easier option this year by designing your own!

I love getting cards at the holidays. I love getting anything that isn't a bill or junk mail, actually. But I digress. If the thought of writing in, signing, and mailing dozens of cards makes you weary, check out some of these sites where you can personalize your own greeting cards.

The Stationery Studio

This site carries high-quality cards from makers like Crane and Buttercup. They also carry the fancy embossed photo frame cards you can use to send school photos to family and friends. View the whole line of holiday cards here.

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Papier

The cool thing about Papier is that they have Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year cards. You can create your own, or go for one of their cool designs. Type in a message for the interior, and you're halfway done! 

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Shutterfly

Best known for processing digital photos, Shutterfly offers over eight pages of Christmas cards you can personalize. The greatest thing about family photo cards is that no one expects a long message. Click here to see all of the card template options.

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Vistaprint

Easily the least expensive option for personalized cards, Vistaprint also gives the best volume discounts. That said, the free envelopes aren't great, so you get what you pay for in this case. These are going to be best if you need to buy over 100 or are using your cards for business purposes. Visit the Vistaprint website and try using promo code HOLIDAY for 50 percent off custom cards.

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Regardless of where you get your cards, the U.S. Postal Service recommends mailing them by December 20, in order to be delivered in time for Christmas.

Do you get your personalized cards from another source? Let us know in the comments below!

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