I usually send mine out on December 1st. I always work on my Christmas cards between Valentine's Day and Easter, so I don't have to panic at the last minute. My Christmas cards have been done since March
Because I retired in January, I decided I wanted to make intricate cards this year because I had the time to do so; now I'm finding out they need extra postage.........URGH!!!!! Note to self, think about that one next time you think big!!!!