“I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Cardstore. I received complimentary cards and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.”
I love sending holiday cards, I really do. Sending and receiving Christmas cards is ones of my favorite parts of the holiday season. Unfortunately, I’m terrible with actually getting the cards in the mail. I usually plan weeks in advance, I take a super cute holiday picture of Abby and then order our photo cards. Once the cards arrive they tend to sit… and sit until the very last minute when I realize that the cards will now probably arrive after Christmas. Usually it’s because I don’t have stamps or I can’t find the time to address all those envelopes or I’m just too busy. No matter how early I plan things or how many times I tell myself that I will get my cards sent out early, I’m always running behind. Plus, who am I kidding, I often dread having to address close to fifty envelopes. Having so many friends and family who live far away means love of addresses to write and lots of hoping the cards make it before Christmas.
This year will be different because this year I have discovered Cardstore.com!
Cardstore is an innovative online resource that removes the hassle from mailing out holiday cards. Once you create your custom cards with personalized pictures, messages, and signature, Cardstore will print, stamp and send the cards for you – helping to take one huge item off your already full holiday to-do list.
Print, stamp and send the cards out for me?! Now that’s what I’m talking about! I couldn’t wait to check out Cardstore.com and figure out how things worked. I usually always create a custom photo card online each year but then all the cards are sent to me and I have the lovely task of writing out all the dozens of addresses (and hope I don’t mix anything up), getting stamps and then dropping everything off at the post office. To just be able to sit down at the computer, create our custom card, enter some information and then have the website take care of all the extra for me sounded perfect for me.
Navigating around Cardstore.com is super easy and there is a huge selection of awesome cards to choose from. Both traditional cards and photo cards are available and literally something for every occasion. And if you can’t seem to find a card that says things just right then there’s the option to completely create your own! I managed to find so many great cards, I had a hard time narrowing down the choices. Since I’m really running behind this year and haven’t taken any Christmas pictures to use for our card, I decided to have fun and make a cute Thanksgiving card. This way I could play around on the site and get use to everything, see what all was offered and experiment a little.
I finally was able to pick out a card to use (I seriously have three favorites, it was so hard to pick just one!):
I had so much fun choosing a card and personalizing it! Everything is divided into categories so it was really easy to find exactly what I was looking for, adding my photo and text was really easy and overall the entire process took just a few minutes once I was able to decided on a card and picture. Then I simply entered the address to have it mailed to, entered my address and I was ready to check out. I took a look at the Christmas card selection while I was browsing and I can definitely say I’ll be creating our cards using Cardstore.com this year. The best part is that the cards are unique for my family, even if someone picks the same card background, I can completely customise it with our pictures and words. I love being able to create something truly unique for my family.
I definitely recommend stopping by Cardstore.com and taking a look around, take a moment to create your own cards this holiday season!
I can totally see myself using Cardstore.com throughout the year, it’s perfect for sending cards for any occassion and is great for little unexpected moments (or for when I completely forget until the last second).