In a couple of weeks Mother's Day is going to be here, then
a month later we have Father's Day. I don't know about you but sometimes the
card aisles at the stores are over whelming. I spend hours poring over the
various card selections, some funny, some serious. Most of the time I leave
with no card in hand because I can't find the right card, that says the right
thing and I'm not willing to drop up to $5 or more on a card that doesn't say
just how I feel.
I have found the solution – Cardstore.com. This completely
customizable card is the best thing ever. I was offered the chance to try out
the process and share it here with you, so here we go. My daughter loves cards,
my husband loves cards. I don't get it, but whatever. I thought this was a
great opportunity for my daughter to make a completely custom card for her Dad
for Father's Day.
While the Cardstore.com regular cards are great,
customizable and personalized, we went straight for the photo cards. There are
over 120 Photo Card options just for Father's
Day! It was a hard to narrow down the base card, there was one with a Wallet
Stealing Squirrel which in our family is a hot button subject (read: my
daughter has Squirrel Anger/Fear, so this card was overly funny to us) but when
I saw the "Damn Awesome Dad" card there was no question of where to
So, we selected that card base and followed the simple
directions for uploading the picture for the front. SO EASY! Plus they tell you if your picture
has a high enough resolution – good enough quality – to be enlarged or zoomed
in. There is no question to the quality
of the end product, if you take the warnings given. Love that feature!
Look at the quality:
On the inside, we selected a layout and continued to follow
the directions. We picked one that has 2 photos, a greeting and a signature. The
pictures both offer captions under them, we added love sentiments, changed the
color of the text and the style of the font. There was already an inside
message that was quite lovely, but we added our own text. I told you that Hub's
likes cards – a total sap.
Then the option of scanning in your very own signature or
just typing in your name. We tried the scan, which would have worked fine if
you are not dealing with a 4 year old who wants to use a pink crayon that you cannot
see! It would have added another personal touch, but we settled for the typed
signature with a change in font to more of a script handwriting.
Next comes the envelope! Yes I said envelope. We added the return
address to the top left corner. Cardstore.com will add the recipient's name and
address and even mail it out if you would like! How cool is that?
The checkout went smooth after a final preview of the card. One
last check to make sure everything is in place. I got the card in the mail in 2
days after ordering. The quality is fantastic!
So in the end, for $3.49 my daughter is giving Hub's one of
the best cards ever and there was no card aisle to deal with!
Right now Cardstore.com is offering FREE standard shipping
on all orders, no code needed! Plus a sale on Mother's Day cards as well as 40%
off Invitations, Baby Announcements and Graduation Announcements.
Happy Card Making!
The opinions in this post are my own. I was offered a trial
card for my honest opinion of the card buying process, no other compensation.