Seems like a million years ago my swollen ankles and I were perusing the aisles of a stationary store in search of the BEST baby shower invitations EVER. Given that we didn’t know if we were having a boy or girl, the sparse selection between yellow ducks or green umbrellas didn’t give us much of a choice. *sad trombones*
Fast forward to this Christmas where I ignored my calendar as it shouted, “YOU ONLY HAVE TWO WEEKS TO GET YOUR CARDS MAILED!” Finally, with time dwindling, I threw my family in coordinating colors, forced us to pose for a retail photographer, and because of the way my coupon read, only ordered enough cards for about half the people we normally send them to. Ooops. A far cry from last year’s custom cards that were absolute perfection.
Why am I sharing these stories? Because paper limits me and I don’t like limits.
Enter Paperless Post, your one-stop-shop for online invitations and cards. Personalize every detail of your card or invitation, then click SEND and voila! Everyone you know and love has a Christmas card so YAY! now you don’t have to post a pathetic Facebook message, tagging the people who normally hang your adorable family on their fridge but couldn’t this year because you couldn’t get your crap together in time.
Yes I did do that.
Not only is going Paperless easier and more convenient, but the customization options are endless and cheaper. Not to mention Paperless is better for the earth because let’s be honest here: those cards I send out every year end up in a landfill, or–if we’re lucky–recycled! And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention virtual cards allow for procrastination, and if you’re a busy parent, procrastination is our love language.
I wish Paperless Post existed before I had waddled up and down a warehouse of a store looking for my baby shower invitations. At the end of the day, we went with a mint green card that looked like a diaper and had matching bottle thank-you notes. Almost ten years later, I still have a stack of extras since we had to buy a gazillion because of the way the quantities were packaged. There’s money that could’ve been spent on wine, eh? And look how adorable surprise gender cards are now:
Talk to me about your mass mailings: leave a comment and tell me if you’ve gone the virtual route or if you’re still sending bulk snail-mail cards. Your comment could earn you 1,000 Paperless Post coins! The giveaway ends February 1, so share with everyone you know who’s having a baby, getting married, or hosting a big shindig. Those 1,000 Paperless coins will come in handy…especially if you’re considering sending New Year’s cards to half of your Christmas card list so those people don’t hate you…
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Laurie Woodfin says
Old-fashioned snail mail. However, my daughter is hosting a baby shower for our daughter-in-law in March and will definitely be going paperless. Will forward your post to her.
I don’t do snail mail (except grand parents because the guilt for not doing so is just too exhausting) or virtual because I been to all their homes and never seen a single picture up anywhere. I actually have a DIY pin board that I update every year for ones I receive, but I am the only person in my little circle who seems to do so. So I figure the paper ones were tossed, and the virtual ones never printed and are either somewhere on the hard drive— or sent to the digital circle bin. I do love the idea of it though – it just seems most people I know don’t bother anymore. Kinda sad I guess.
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