I love this idea from Mollie of Wild Olive for creating holiday cards that have a touch of handmade, but are time efficient. She stitched the design for the card, photographed it, added text in a photo editor and then had them printed as postcards (which has the bonus of cutting down on postage). This could work for any holiday you are celebrating, and would be a great way to spread some handmade look and feel without having to take as much time.
Embroidered Wedding Invitation
Embroidered Christmas Cards