About a month ago I ran a review and giveaway for Paper Culture, the hottest new premium stationery company focused on modern designs, quality eco-friendly papers, and time-saving conveniences. They sent me a sample pack of cards which I was so impressed with, I gave them a glowing review. After the giveaway ended, they were kind enough to send me another set of their cards -- and this time it was a set of cards that was personalized just for me! They turned out so well that I just had to share with everyone how much I love them.
To order cards from Paper Culture, you just choose from one of their cute-beyond-words designs, personalize it, and Paper Culture will get back to you with your personalized proof. Once you review and approve the proof, they print it out and mail your cards to you, or they'll mail each card to an individual recipient on your behalf -- for only the cost of the stamp (at least until the end of 2009)! Granted, I would have preferred automating the process (i.e. personalizing and reviewing the cards online), but the whole process was still easy as pie.
My cards turned out gorgeous beyond words. They've got those signature rounded corners that I love so much. And when they say they use thick cardstock, they mean it. I ordered 30 cards and they came in a box that looked like they should hold at least 50 cards. I swear, they're as thick as bar coasters, except you wouldn't want to sully these babies with stale beer stains.
The Paper Culture designs focus mostly on custom invitations, birth announcements, moving announcements and thank you cards, none of which I really needed at the moment. But they're very flexible, and went along readily with my desire to have some personalized children's birthday cards. I chose their Cupcake Mania birthday invitation design in Light Cyan and Brown. Instead of the What/When/Where/RSVP information, the card read "Have a wonderful birthday from Pea, 3Po and Jammy". They come with envelopes so we can slide the card into the envelope -- or we could punch a hole in one corner of the card, thread a ribbon through it and use it as a giant gift tag. It's the perfect custom-printed card for children's birthday party presents!
Here's a great incentive to try out Paper Culture's products: Until August 31 only, you'll get $15 off your order of $75 or more (excluding taxes, shipping and postage).
I received a product sample for this post, but no monetary compensation. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.