31 No-Stress Holiday Entertaining Tips

No need to run yourself ragged over the holidays. Try these tips for simple, elegant holiday entertaining.
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Outsource holiday cards

"I used to dread getting our Christmas card out each year since it meant stuffing, licking, addressing, stamping, and mailing over 200 envelopes in the midst of holiday frenzy," says food writer/editor Katherine Cobbs. Now, thanks to the US Postal Service's "Design Mail & Postage" links, she simply chooses a vendor's postcard template, uploads her photo and her holiday address book, adds a personal message to be included on each, and lets the company print, address, and mail the cards for her. "What used to take days now takes less than 30 minutes!" she says.