Saturday, April 28, 2018

My Paperless Post Experience

So I'm going to confess something - I'm terrible at correspondence if it isn't through email or text message form.  And even then I'm not great.  I mean I can respond to a question or send a quick message but thoughtful pretty notes are not in my skill set.  Then there's the balance of the convenience of email versus the personalization of physical mail.  It all makes my head hurt a bit.

So when I received an offer to collaborate with Paperless Post I was intrigued.  And when I checked out the website I was excited.  This I believe is the answer to my problems - well maybe not all my problems but at least my problems relating to correspondence.
Example Card

What is it?  Everything from invitations to greeting cards to stationary just right for dashing out a note ranging from cute and quirky to clean and classically elegant.  You can find invitations perfectly appropriate for a 1 year olds' birthday party as well as a professional looking fundraiser notice.  There is stationary from designers like Kate Spade, Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang, and Rifle Paper Co all with fantastic choices as well as plenty of ways to customize it to suit the exact look you want.

How does it work?  It kind of reminds me of those ecards that used to be very much a thing but way fancier and with way more options to personalize it.  You can pick font and font color, select what the card says and the background of the card itself.  It also allows for the recipient of the message to send one back to you.  If you're creating an invitation it sets up an RSVP tracking form for you.  All you have to do is know the email addresses of who it needs to go to.  It isn't free but I didn't find it particularly unreasonable - especially if you consider how much good stationary/cards cost as well as stamps and time spent actually getting it ready to mail.  For 20 cards it costs abut $20 total.

Since I know I'm rambling  bit and this may be hard to visualize but to make it a bit easier I thought I could send everyone a card!  Just leave your email in the comments and I'll send each person a personalized card depending on my level of quirkiness when I'm making my choices.  Don't worry about getting bombarded by email from the Paperless Post site.  I've sent multiple cards to just about everyone I know over the last few weeks and none of them have received any kind of email other than the one I sent.  I hope you enjoy the card as much as I do!

*I did receive credits from Paperless Post at no cost in order to test the product.  The opinions are completely my own.


  1. What a neat idea!
    irbratb ~ gmail

  2. That’s a cool service. I actually still adhere to handwriiletters now and again. It’s nicer for my older relatives to get a letter. I like email because it’s so quick. I will check out the service though as it sounds like a good deal.

    Tmculbertson - Gmail 😊

  3. That looks nice :) I do actual letters still. I so prefer those over e-stuff (same with books lol). But most people I know aren't into print anymore. lol

  4. That's a handy idea, isn't it? I like the sound of it, though I find the Jackie Lawson cards really easy and quick to use, you can only personalise those up to a point.

  5. Sounds interesting but I am not sure that I would actually use something like this. Glad you found something that works for you!

  6. This sounds like a really neat idea! Hugs...RO

  7. I like the idea but is it only for mass mailings, like invites to a party? Or you be able to do the 20 cards for about $20 on 20 individual cards? I'm terrible about making sure I have nice stationary and stamps (and it's honestly gotten pretty hard to even find nice stationary) so I'm thinking this would be great. Not like opening the mailbox to find personal mail but def better than nothing.

  8. I used to love writing letters--and still love receiving them. But I've become so bad at keeping up with any correspondence. Even when it comes to sending birthday or sympathy cards. :-( I do still do old fashioned thank you cards. But even those I am sometimes late at sending. I'm just as bad when it comes to e-cards, I'm afraid. I wish I was better.