This isn’t the kind of post I normally put up here, but when I was approached by Paperless Post about doing a review of their online products I absolutely couldn’t say no. We all know that us bookworms are also a little bit addicted to stationary and the idea of really beautiful online cards really peaked my interest!
The very lovely Helen, who I have been speaking to over at Paperless Post, arranged for me to get some credit so that I could have a play with the site properly and I’ve been merrily sending cards and working out how the site works.
I decided that rather than posting lots of pictures of random cards I would post the process of getting one card out. It’s rather conveniently my little brother’s 30th birthday next week (I know, not so little anymore)! I decided to put a card together for him and get it scheduled to see how the scheduling on the site worked.
The site is very simply divided into sections, many of them invitations, and they have a great RSVP management system so you know who has responded by the way. Anyway, what was I saying, oh yes, I went into male birthday cards and there are loads of fantastic designs to choose from so I spent quite a bit of time scrolling to pick one that was right.
I settled on a Dinosaur design by Red Cap Cards, my brother feels about Dinosaur’s the way I feel about Dragon’s so this was definitely the right choice for him. On the left hand side of the page it tells you how many coins the design starts at so that you know what the design is likely to cost you. The site does have designs which are free, but of course the best designs do cost a little bit of money. Coins are incremental in price but start at £5 for 20 coins.
There are plenty of options for editing the card, including backdrops, change in font, text, envelope liners and so on. Some of the changes increase the price of the card so you need to watch this if you are budgeting but of course these options also make the card look great and feel much more personal as well. All of the features are simple to use and require no instruction.
Picking your recipient(s) is easy, if you already have an address book with Paperless Post you can just choose from the list, otherwise you enter the details into their simple form and create an address book and/or list. Scheduling was very simple, a pop up box which was very simple to adjust.
Once the card is ready you can preview it as your recipient will view it. It’s very professionally put together and comes with a reply card so that your recipient can send you a reply if they want.
I also know that these do not expire. I have a few cards in my account from 2014 which were sent to me by a friend and I still have full access to these which was wonderful when I logged in to view them and remind myself of what my friend had written to me back then.
I’m thoroughly addicted to this site and have some credit left, so if you want to receive a beautifully designed e-card hit me up and I will be sure to send you one!