Send Some Cheer When You're Low On Time

The holidays are upon us once again and just like last year, they came way too quickly. If you had planned on ordering holiday cards and picking up all those extra stamps but didn't get a chance, you should definitely keep reading. See how even the busiest of moms still have time to send some holiday cheer to family and friends this year -- and all for free!

Smilebox Christmas card

Smilebox

Download the free Smilebox app on iTunes to create instant holiday greeting cards right from your iPhone. Perfect for the busy mom, Smilebox allows you to take new pictures or use existing pictures from your camera roll. And then, along with their fashionable design features and options, you can quickly and easily create a personalized greeting to share via email, text or on Facebook.

Receive instant reactions from your recipients as they open your holiday greeting, and share the messages and reactions with your child to make them smile. For additional family memories or easy holiday greeting options, you can use Smilebox on your home computer to create scrapbooks, slideshows and collages in addition to the greeting cards, invitations and announcements.

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Paperless Post

Sign up for a free account with Paperless Post to create fast and easy holiday cards to send by email. Import your address book, go through the step-by-step options and then send your holiday card out to your family and friends. Paperless Post lets you track who you have sent cards to, see who has received and opened the card, and allows you to add and send additional cards -- just in case you forgot someone! This is a great way to send a stylish holiday greeting to your child's teachers, your co-workers, friends and family -- even during the busiest time of the year.

Hallmark E-Cards

Send a free personalized Hallmark card and spread some green holiday cheer. When selecting your cards, include your child to make it a fun family activity. Use this opportunity to show your child that even though you are busy, it's still important to send a special note to family and friends letting them know they are being thought of. It's also a good way to teach your child about using a greener option for sending holiday cards.

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Shutterfly

Create or use your free account through Shutterfly.com to create or add a new holiday photo album. Include important or special pictures from 2011, import your email addresses and then send it off to your friends and family with a special note from your family. This allows your recipients a chance to view more than just a card -- they get to peek at all your meaningful pictures and moments.

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Photo credit: Smilebox

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