I have more travel posts coming.. I promise. Just haven't found the time to go through the rest of the pictures yet. Till then..
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I used to be one of those people who remembered everyone's birthday. I even had a card guy I visited regularly. And then came the internet and Facebook. Life got busier and it was just so much easier to write on someone's wall and now there are just so many ways to say Happy Birthday.. most not very personal. I miss the personal touch, the phone calls and the cards.
With Mother's Day coming up and my mom continents away I was thinking of something more than a phone call. The postal system back home sucks so sending something was out of the question. I wasn't really thinking that a card would do until I spotted this one.
I couldn't have said it better myself.. and I found this gem at Paperless Post. Paperless Post is the brain child of siblings James and Alexa Hirschfeld to prove that communication could be personal and well-designed regardless of the medium.
I spent sometime perusing their website.. wishing I had a party to plan so I could use some of their beautiful invitations. How about a surprise party?
or these totally cute kid's birthday invites.. they can all be easily customized and personalized with a change of font or text. You can even upload your own pictures.
Along with cards and invites they also have stationary and everything you may possibly need to plan the perfect wedding including programs, menu's etc all designed by the likes of Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Kate Spade and the list goes on..
And for the forgetful sort you can schedule your cards delivery so you never miss another birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day ever again. Speaking of Father's Day, they already have a large collection of cards available so you can get a head start on your shopping now.
and something I loved, coming from an under represented minority.. they even had Ramadan cards.
Now let's talk money. They have a huge selection of free digital cards and invites. You can customize the text, schedule and send for free. But if you decide you want the extras like logo's, backdrops, digital envelopes then a small fee is added. Paperless Post uses it's own currency they call coins. You can purchase 20 coins for $6.00 and each card with all the bells and whistles cost about 2 - 3 coins, a great price considering the quality of the card/invite.
But now the bit I wasn't too fond of.. if you decide you don't want to send a digital card but want to old school it with a paper card you can no longer use coins.. now it costs real money. Which isn't a deal breaker of course. Paperless Post mentions repeatedly don't buy coins first. See what you like, create the order and see how many if any coins you need before making that purchase. But mixing currencies, their own and the real kind to me just seems like work especially for the math illiterate like myself
I'm going to go back to party planning while you check out Paperless Post for some inspiration yourself..