How to Collect Mailing Addresses for Holiday Cards

Imagine this — you’ve got yourself a cup of hot apple cider on the table right next to you and you’re just about ready to send out your holiday cards when you realize you never updated your address book. Monica and Chandler moved a few months ago, cousin Ross got a new house with his new wife Rachel and you never did get your friend Joey’s mailing address. Don’t worry — this is all imaginary, remember? But this little scenario could totally be you if you don’t update your holiday card list recipients, before the holidays arrive.holiday-address-bookIf you take a few minutes (yes, minutes!) to collect and update your mailing addresses now, sending your holiday cards will be a breeze later.

Go ahead, take a load off and have some egg nog!

Updating your address book doesn’t have to be a whole to-do. With Postable’s handy dandy address collection tool it’ll just take a few minutes.

How to collect mailing addresses for holiday cards: 3 easy steps

1. Sign up for a free Postable address book.

Yes, it really is free and takes seconds to create.

After signing up, you’ll get access to your very own online address book that you can access from anywhere — anytime.

Sign up now!

[Checkout all the amazing features of Postable’s free address book here.]

2. Copy your personal link.

When you sign up for your free Postable account, you’ll get your own unique URL. You’ll be able to customize the URL so that it’s more personal when you send it out. The link leads you to an online address request form (also customizable).

Copy the URL and get ready for the magic…

3. Send your link to those you’d like to mail your holiday cards to.

The only thing left to do is to send out your URL and wait for your friends and family to fill out your request form with their info. This info then gets magically compiled into your online address book where it’s stored safe and sound.

BONUS: Updating your address book is even easier.

Once you have everyone’s mailing address and the holidays roll around next year — you’ll want to make sure all those addresses are still correct. Use the update address book function within the address book to easily update all the addresses.

Go to your ‘Account’ > ‘Address Book Settings’ > ‘Refresh Now’ — this last step will send an email to everyone in your address book requesting an update.

The recipients will be able to easily update their information through the email or simply reply that nothing has changed. You can also choose to only update specific individuals in your address book by going into each contact’s info and clicking on the ‘Request New Info’ button.

Remember, if you ever need a little extra guidance — the Postable customer support team is there to help! Email info@postable.com with any questions.

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