Fantasy: Right after labor day, begin carefully crafting handmade individually personalized holiday cards for everyone I know. Perhaps even get small daughter involved to up the cuteness factor.
Reality: Realize around December 20th that New Years cards are my only hope. Decide that everyone will still love me and opt out of holiday cards altogether.
Happy medium: Go to Idea Chic’s Krrb corner and order up a bunch of these great cards (printed on an antique letterpress is practically the same as making them myself, right?) and make everybody smile without breaking a sweat.