I always sent holiday cards when I lived in the States. Growing up it was a big deal as my parents had a very long list. They would also enclose handwritten letters to our family in the Caribbean. I loved sending and receiving cards. This was a tradition I hoped to continue once I moved to Italy.
I was so naive back then. So naive!
I heard that the Italian postal system was not the most efficient. However, I was surprised to receive Christmas cards in March, April, etc. or not at all. I mailed my cards in November just in case. It didn’t matter, half my cards would show up long after the holidays were over.
Then there’s the cost. It’s two euros/two dollars and thirty-five cents for a single stamp to the United States or to the Caribbean. It was annoying spending money on cards that did not arrive on time or were lost.
A lot of my friends in Hollywood use Paperless Post for invitations, announcements, and cards. I’ve personally never used the brand but adored what I had received. I say this as a person who’s a hardcore stationary fan. When Anagram Interactive asked me if I would be interested in using their client’s website, I was excited to try it out for myself.
Paperless Post’s website is very easy to use. Hello, nobody has time to decipher websites that are more complicated than filling out a tax return. There’s a wide variety of cards to choose from. Some of the cards are free and cards can be customized for a small additional cost. Paperless Post has collaborated with several designers (including some of my favorites) as well as having an in-house design team.
With so many options you’d think it would be overwhelming to make a decision. Nope, there are filters to help you narrow your selection by color, designer, card shape, greetings, etc. Below are some of my picks for the cocktail party I’m not having thanks to a leak in my apartment (long story).
Here are some of my picks for holiday cards:
You also have the option of adding your own photo, or photos, to a card:
Paperless Post started selling both digital and paper versions in 2012 after receiving many requests from their customers. Brilliant idea, especially for those customers who are sending wedding invitations. They may have relatives or family friends who prefer paper invites.
It’s clear that the young founders of Paperless Post have put a great deal of thought into the design of the cards and the site in general. They’ve combined beauty and function. Very impressed.
Note: I’ve been given this product to review. All opinions remain my own and I was in no way influenced by Anagram Interactive or Paperless Post.