I don't know if I have ever sent out Holiday cards. I want to send them out but just think that there has to be a better way to ensure that they are low impact. So I came up with some ideas and next year we will try one of them out (too late this year).
Why not put together a video message and email it to people. It is more personalized than an e-card and you could have a lot of fun with it. It could be a separate video for each person you are sending it to or you could do one and send it to multiple people. I think this would be awesome for people you don't see very often!
I save the front of every Holiday card we get. I figure that at some point I will get around to using them for something. We could use them to make homecard cards. I think it would be really fun to sit down and make a bunch of cards as a family. We could use the old cards, recycled paper, photos of us, old wrapping paper, glitter...the possibilities are endless and each card could be really unique.
This would require not having a phone-phobia and actually wanting to call people. You could call and sign a holiday song or just call and say 'Happy Holidays'.