Yes, there are sites that make gorgeous Ecards, but nothing beats receiving paper cards in the mail. As Office Professionals, we all know the importance of greeting cards. Birthdays, new hire congrats and customer thank yous are just a few of the countless reasons to send memorable cards. But, greeting cards from Hallmark or Papyrus are so passé. Here are 5 fresh ideas on how to send one-of-a-kind greeting cards using the convenience of the latest technologies.
Launched just a few months ago, Felt lets you send handwritten cards straight from your iPad. Simply browse through their variety of card designs and write your message with your finger or stylus. Felt then transforms your digital masterpiece into a high-quality physical card and mails it to the recipient. Not only are their cards stellar, but the customer service (especially from Founder/CEO, Tomer Albert) is top notch!
Located in OfficeNinjas’ hometown (Silicon Valley, WooHoo!), Paperwheel handcrafts each card using a 1923 letterpress machine. The founder, Elizabeth Weil, works in technology so its no surprise her themed cards contain clever, techie messages. Our favorites include “I love you more than my iPhone”, “I was programmed to like you” and “You’re more awesome than inbox zero”.
3. Postable: Send thank you cards using ultra-realistic handwriting fonts. $2.46 per card
If you don’t have an iPad to handwrite your cards using Felt, the next best thing is to use Postable. Postable is an online site that lets you select from a variety of thank you cards and type your message using handwriting fonts or vintage typewriter fonts. This makes it super efficient, yet still personalized, when you have to send a bulk of thank you cards. Use coupon code officeninjas for 20% off!
4. Treat: Create personalized, one-of-a-kind greeting cards. $3.49 per card
Treat allows you to personalize a card, both inside and out. Just select a card and personalize it with photos, fonts, sassy messages – anything that’ll let your creativity shine through. Stuck and can’t find the right words to write on the inside? Treat conveniently inserts recommended messages for every occasion.
5. Postagram: Send real photo postcards from your smartphone $1.99 per card
The free Postagram app lets you select photos from Instagram, Facebook and your Camera Roll to send a postcard – in the comfort of your palm! We love how the photo part pops out with the message on the back. At just two bucks a pop (which includes the cost of postage!), this is a super inexpensive way to bring a big smile to the lucky receiver of your card.
Have you used any of these snazzy services? Which one do you plan to use? Let us know in the comments section below!