With family, classmates, teachers and friends all to consider, many children end up having a Christmas card list bigger than that of their parents.
It can be a tedious task to persuade them to sit down and write them all out, but one mum has found a genius way to get the job done in no time.
Posting the idea on Facebook, the parent explained that her daughter has hypermobile joints in her hands and finds it difficult to write for long periods of time.
With more than 80 cards to sign, her mum has been praised for creating a personalised stamp which signs her daughter’s name in her own handwriting.
The mum wrote: “Christmas card writing hack for kids.
“I got my daughter to write the following, scanned it and made a stamp from it. Will make the Christmas card writing task so much easier.”
She explained that she asked her daughter to write “Love from Chloe” on a piece of paper, before scanning it into the computer and editing out the background.
The message was then used to create a personalised stamp on Vistaprint, as reported by The Sun.
She continued: “They write so much at school that at home her tolerance is low.
“Last year she wrote all her cards in stages, maybe 4 per day but I wanted something easier this year as time is flying and there’s so much school stuff to do before the end of the year.
“She will still be writing the name on the card and the name on the envelope. She writes about 80+ cards between friends, teachers and family.”
Other parents, who know how difficult the task can be, loved the hack as one commented to say: “What a fantastic idea! Well done Mumma and thank you for sharing!!”
A second joked: “Oh how I wish this was around when my 4 were in primary, giving cards. Time saver lol.”