I am terrible at sending out Christmas cards. I really want to every year - but it just never seems to get done. Granted, twice I had just given birth - last year I was quite pregnant with two little ones keeping me busy, and there have been other various reasons. I've even meant to send New Year's cards or even Easter cards to make up for the missed opportunity at Christmas and failed at that too. There are some things I'm just not gifted in. I haven't given up though.
If you are a Christmas card sender - you may find you have a list to manage. If you aren't organized, it may be difficult to keep track of people to whom you want to send a card. You may find yourself trying to keep tabs on who you have received a card from - wasn't there someone who sent you a card last year that you'd like to send one out to this year? Or perhaps, your list has become overwhelming and you'd like to weed it out a bit.
Here is one thing you might try. Buy a notebook to designate as your Christmas card list. Copy essential addresses into the front - the people you know you will send a card to year after year regardless. Then date the top of a page with this year. As you receive cards in the mail - cut off the address portion of the envelope and tape it onto that page. Store this book with your Christmas items. Next year, you'll know exactly who sent you a card the previous year and you will have their address. You will also be sure to have new addresses for anyone who has changed residences. The next year when you use your list to send out cards, record all the people you send them to by placing a mark next to the address clip and writing in new recipients. Each year you will know who received a card from you the previous year and you will have a ready list for the present year. You can make a section in the back of the book for a list of names or addresses for people you would prefer to send greetings to via email instead of snail mail.