Sunday, November 7, 2010

Holiday Post Cards



So...who said that holiday greeting cards have to be the same old standard thing? This year I am sending out Post Cards! Yes, you read it correctly...Post Cards!

Before taking the plunge to do something totally different, I went onto all of my favorite photo web sites and scoped out how much it would cost to order a bundle of greeting cards personalized with a message and photos. Some cards run $1.25 a piece! I thought there has to be a better way! So I visited my loyal vistaprint.com and ordered 100 personalized postcards for $24.99. I uploaded my own design, which added another $4.99 plus shipping, which was about $6.99, totaling under $40.00 for 100 cards! That's 40 cents per greeting!

 Click on this link to directly take you to the Post Card page of Vistaprint: http://www.vistaprint.com/postcards.aspx?xnav=LeftItem&xnid=AdvertisingMarketing_Postcards&dng=1986090&rd=2

The benefits of sending out Post Cards this holiday...
•Saving money on the actual holiday greeting (40 cents per greeting!)
•Saving money on postage (postcard stamps only cost 28 cents for the average sized post card.)
•Being able to write a personalized message by hand to the recipient on the backside! (I think this adds such a nice, personal touch!)

If you are design savvy and have programs such as Photoshop or Illustrator, you can download a Post Card template off of the vistaprint web site, which has guidelines for designing your own. If you are not design savvy, you can choose from a variety of holiday designs and type whatever you wish in the text boxes on the front of the cards.

The attached image above is a preview of what we are sending out this year so those of you on my "nice list" are getting a sneak peak of what you will be receiving in the mail come December! I hope I didn't spoil it for you but I couldn't keep this great money saving idea a secret!

BE INSPIRED!

7 comments:

Jill said...

save money on envelopes, too!

Valerie said...

Thanks, Jill! That's another great point!

nicolebummara said...

Vistaprint has definitely come through for me many times when sending mass quantities of mailings...love that site!! And yes, they send free envelopes typically, too! I am doing calendar magnets this year with teh kids' picture on them as a little stocking stuffer for the grandparents, aunts/uncles, etc...they are the same size as the post cards and not too expensive (especially if you hit one of the sales that vistaprint runs regularly!!) :)

nicolebummara said...

Vistaprint has definitely come through for me many times when sending mass quantities of mailings...love that site!! And yes, they send free envelopes typically, too! I am doing calendar magnets this year with teh kids' picture on them as a little stocking stuffer for the grandparents, aunts/uncles, etc...they are the same size as the post cards and not too expensive (especially if you hit one of the sales that vistaprint runs regularly!!) :)

Valerie said...

Nicole, that is such a wonderful idea about sending magnets! I am going to keep that idea in mind for next year! Thank you for mentioning about the great discounts that vistaprint offers. After placing my post card order, I received an e-mail with offers for multiple free items! This has happened on every occasion that I have placed an order with vistapirnt! They are very customer-friendly!

Erika said...

Definitely love this idea. As soon as I can get our pictures together, I am going to order some postcards.

Valerie said...

I am so glad you are able to use this idea, Erika! We were able to save so much on printing and postage!

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