Wednesday, March 30, 2011

WFMW: Sending Greeting Cards Online

I am so excited to share with you all an incredibly easy new way that I have found to send greeting cards!  Without moving from my computer, I can now personalize and send a mailed physical card to my loved ones, without having to mess with stamps, envelopes, or mail boxes.

How do I do this?  Through  I first discovered their addressing and mailing service a few months ago through an ad in a magazine.  They were running a promo to get the cost of the stamp for free when using their card service.  For a free stamp it sure seemed worth a try.

Basically, to use the service, you choose a card design on Hallmark's site.  They even have photo cards, which to me is a huge benefit.  The chances of my remembering to actually get photo prints made in time to include with a card for a particular event is practically nil, yet I know that photos bring such joy to faraway relatives.  This way, I just have to pick out a photo already on my computer and add it to the card.

After you have personalized your card with text and/or pictures, you simply enter the recipient's address and pay online, and Hallmark prints and ships the card for you.  You have to pay the cost of a stamp, but you would have to do that with a conventional card anyway.  The addressing and mailing service is free.

Best of all, the prices of the cards are very reasonable.  They range from $1.39 for a flat card to $5.99 for a musical card (customizable with any song from their library).  These are comparable to grocery or card store prices, with the added benefits of personalization and photos.  Plus, there have been lots of coupon codes available for the service.  I just got 30% off on my dad's birthday card with a code I found for through Google.

Using Hallmark's online card service costs me a little bit more than my usual dollar store card, but the added convenience and customization make it often worth the cost to me.

Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with Hallmark.

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  1. Thanks for this great suggestion. My husband's grandmother is going to love the photo card I just whipped up for her while I ate lunch at my desk. It was a bit more expensive than the usual dollar store card, but getting a photo card mailed directly to her is totally worth it.
    Thanks again!

  2. This is awesome! I have always disliked e-cards you send by email, they are so impersonal-seeming. This is the best of both worlds -- can be done on the computer, and it comes to their mailbox.
    Thanks, Liz!

  3. once you are designing your greeting cards, you should always keep your layout clean, simple and straightforward. Most professional greeting cards usually have layouts like this because it communicates their message quickly and clearly. So do not go overboard with your designs. Keep things simple and things should look more professional.


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