Friday, March 28, 2014
I've solved this dilemma by making my own cards. The photo above is a sampling of a few I've made using my photographs. I utilize an online company called Zazzle which allows you to upload digital images and add text. They print and ship to you. Easy-peasy. I know there are other companies that offer the same service. While Zazzle isn't perfect (you can't select a matte finish, for example; all cards are done glossy), it works for me, and I prefer it to making my own cards and printing them on my printer.
I don't send a lot of cards. Seems like most 'greeting' these days is done via email and e-cards. But occasionally I like to send a real card. Last month, for instance, I mailed two sympathy cards. A more personal note seemed appropriate. Another benefit of my photo cards is I can use them as gifts. A packet of 4 or 6 in the note card size makes a nice gift that is easy to mail. And the best news is that the price per card, even with the shipping, is about the same as a store-bought one. It's a win-win!