I love to send mail. I love to get mail. I just love mail. Let me rephrase that, I love to send and receive happy mail. This love of mail is fueled quiet often by my obsession with cards and stationary. You know what else I love? Being environmentally friendly.
Did you know there is a place on the interweb that combines all my loves under one internet roof?!
Yes, yes there is!
Enter, Paperless Post and their amazing cards and invitations that are all sent electronically.
I remember the old days of the internet (Pshhhkkkkkkrrrrkakingkakingkakingtshchchchchchchchcch*ding*ding*ding*) and I remember the old e-greetings. Full of stilted animation and really loud obnoxious versions of songs. You know the ones. I'm guilty of sending them.
These cards are not those cards.
These cards are beautiful. You can customize each part of it. They will manage an address book for you so you don't have to go hunting for email addresses. You can send test cards so you can get an idea of what the recipient will see when they will see. You can send from their website or from their app. Heck, it will even tell you when someone has opened your card and you can get an RSVP or response from someone through the site.
The designers collection caught my eye immediately. They have the likes of Kate Spade, Mr Boddington's Studio, Vera Wang, The New Yorker and even...wait for it...Sesame Street!
Paperless Post was super easy to use. Between the website and the app I was able to send cards where ever and whenever I wanted. I stood on a train on my way to work and sent my husband a hilariously punny card. Later that day I sent my bestie a little pick me up from my office at work because it was super easy to send her a little love when I knew she needed it the most.
I liked that I could customize ever single aspect of the cards. From the greeting to the lining of the digital envelop to the postmark. I think I spent a good 45 minutes designing my mother-in-laws birthday card.
The function I didn't actually get to use properly but played with quiet a bit was the invitation function. Trust me, I'm currently trying to think of a party I could have so I can use it. I love the idea that it tracks RSVPs. So much better than the standard facebook invite to an event. They're way prettier for starters and you can easily customize them to your particular event whether it is professional or personal.
So how much will all this delightfulness set you back?
They have A LOT of free cards and options but if you're wanting to splash out coins are sold in packages, and the price per coin varies based on the size of the package you purchase. For instance, 40 coins for $12 or 1,000 coins for $90 (prices are in USD.) You can see all coin packages here. The more fancy features and customization the more coins you will spend. You will also spend coins per recipient. After you create your recipient list, you'll see your total cost (that is, coins per recipient x number of recipients)
But Tatiana I still like sending paper cards!?
Me too! Paperless Post also has that as an option as well.
But my verdict, I will sending more paperless cards because they have made it easy, fun and the sheer variety of cards will keep me coming back.