When Paperless Post contacted me and asked if I would be interested in trying out their service I did not hesitate to accept. Paperless Post is an company where you can create your own customised invitations, cards, save the dates, flyers, and so much more! There are honestly cards for every occasion that you could think of.
The wonderful thing about Paperless Post is that it is a really easy and convenient way to get cards, invitations, save the dates, etc. sent out. However it is also personal because you can really do a lot of things to make it individual and unique to the person you are sending it to.
Living in Poland means that I miss a lot of birthdays and I also don’t get to spend time with most of my family over special occasions, in particular Christmas. This year I was able to make and send some cards to at least spread some of the Christmas joy, even though I could not be with them.
Normally I would have just sent a text message to my family, however, this year I was able to send some of them beautiful and customised cards online via email. As there are so many to choose from I spent ages looking through the site to try and fine ones that I thought each person would like.
You start by buying coins which allow you to choose a card and also customise it. As you go through the process you have a counter which tells you exactly how many coins you will use to send the card to each person you choose. This is great because it helps you keep track.
I’m going to take you through the process so you can see how simple (and fun) this is.
1. First you choose a card. There are so many to choose from! This is one of the ones that I chose to send.
2. In the next step you can choose a background for your card. There is a free option and then fun options which you need to use coins for.
3. You can customise the text so that it says what you want. You can also change the text size, spacing, and font.
4. You can change the text that goes in the card as well. Here is where you can write your personalised message. You can also change the way the background and the text look.
5. You can choose to make the envelope a different colour and also change the liner that goes on the inside of the envelope. There is also the option to change the backdrop.
6. You can choose a fun stamp and postmark option. Again, there is the basic free option or you can choose fun ones and use some of your coins. Also, where it says “Envelope sample text” that is where the recipient’s name will go. This will be added in later. It took me a while to figure this one out!
7. There are several different options here. I sent Christmas cards so for me, people could reply to my card with a short message. This card is also customisable so you can change the way that it looks. If you are using one of the other options (Invitations, Save the Dates, etc.) the options work slightly differently, but there is an option for everything.
8. The final step is where you add in the email addresses of the recipients and send them off. This is where the names will be added to the envelope.
The great thing is you can easily track the cards to see if they have been opened by the person you are sending it to. It is also easy to read the replies that are sent because there is a postbox option on your profile.
Here is an example of what it will look like when another person opens your card.
Here are some quick links to the website if you would like to have a look for yourself:
What do you think of the idea of sending a personalised card or invitation via email? Would you ever use this? Have you used Paperless Post before? Let me know in the comments below!