In my teacher gift guide, I recommended the gift of personalized note cards and can’t say enough good things about the personalized note cards that I recently received from Cardstore.com. I’ve been a stationary junkie forever with an eye for great designs and quality products. Despite spending most of my waking hours online, I still believe in the power of the handwritten note and love sending and receiving letters.
Whether shopping for yourself or for a gift this holiday season, here are just some of the reasons why I love Cardstore.com:
Selection– Flat cards, folded cards, stationary, and postcards come in classic, contemporary, and modern designs for adults, kids, teachers, holidays, weddings, party invites, births, and more! I love their personal card selection that includes business cards and mommy cards. The rounded corners that can feature pictures or a couple of blank lines to jot a note and are a pleasure to hand out because they just ooze class. Thinking ahead to two upcoming weddings in our family, I am recommending Cardstore.com to the engaged couples because they can coordinate save the date cards, invitations, response cards, and thank yous with ease because other cards in the collection appear right on the same screen. With over 2000 designs by over 50 artists and the ability to add up to 14 photos on some cards, Cardstore.com has a wide selection that will certainly suit every style!
Ease of Navigation– Despite the huge selection, I found the Cardstore.com site so easy to navigate. I paged through the designs and two caught my eye really quickly. Personalization took only 3 easy steps! For my notecards, it was really only one step because I just had to click on the place holder text to customize the message but for photo cards, adding a photo is step #2. Folded cards have the option of a step 3 where you can choose an inside layout to add additional text. Easy! Just review your proof, click the box that you approve, and order. That’s it!
Speed of Delivery– I placed my order on a Sunday and had my personalized cards on Wednesday. No joke! It says right on the site that orders ship within 2 business days and I found that to be absolutely true! So if you haven’t ordered your holiday cards yet or want to get place a gift order for personalized note cards, no worries! Cardstore.com can still make you appear amazingly put together and organized by getting their products to you that quickly! Or if you prefer, upload the addresses of everyone who you send cards to and have Cardstore.com take care of the addressing and sending for an extra charge.
Quality– I am a very tactile person. I love to hold stationary and feel the texture of the fine paper and the weight of a quality card in my hand. While you may have qualms about ordering online, the beauty of the cards is reflected in the finished product. Cardstore.com only uses the best high quality recycled cardstock for their products. I was a little concerned that the printing might be streaky because that has been my experience with other online stationary companies. Not so with Cardstore.com’s products. Even when some of the cards I ordered were deep solid blue. I ordered the Marine Blue ones that came exactly as pictured on the site…Well, with my personalization instead of what you see in the sample!
Price– Competitively priced with other online stationary stores, Cardstore.com offers volume discounts and has no shortage of coupon codes available. Use the code FRIEND15 for 15% off your order between now and 12/31/09.
If you don’t feel like sending photo cards or personalized stationary, Cardstore.com also offers a wide variety of boxed cards too perfect for still sending out holiday greetings or having on hand for thank yous for the many holiday parties you get invited to or for the gifts you receive this season. And check out their super cute pet cards so even your dog can demonstrate good etiquette for the box of Milk Bones received this holiday or send canine/feline season’s greetings of their own!
GIVEAWAY: Win 2 sets of boxed stationary from Cardstore.com’s collection! Just browse the site and leave a comment telling me your favorite design! Winner will be chosen this Sunday at Noon!
Cardstore.com provided me with a gift certificate to try their site and order personalized cards but I was under no obligation to write about my experience using the site, nor was I paid to do so. Images courtesy of Cardstore.com.
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