Tuesday, December 08, 2009
And as a thank you for hosting a Tiny Prints giveaway on my blog this summer, Tiny Prints sent me a voucher to use on their site. I was so tempted to use it right away, but I resisted the temptation and saved it for a holiday card order. Since we're spending the holidays away from home this year, I didn't want to go through the hassle of buying holiday cards, printing our holiday photos and sticking them on the cards. Besides, this year I wanted cute cards.
Oh, Lordy, Lordy, are these cards cute. They were definitely worth the wait. Alfie says they are the best holiday cards we've ever sent! The cardstock is nice and thick, and the paper has that matte finish I love. The ink used to print the photos really blends into the paper; it doesn't stick out like a shiny sore thumb (did that make sense? Sorry I don't know the technical terms, I'm not in the printing business). And I love the software on tinyprints.com that let me customize not just the front layout, but the inside and back layouts as well. I was able to stuff the card full of photos, and even write our holiday newsletter on the back flap. Bonggamom doesn't let any space go to waste!
There's only one thing I would change about this card. I wish the layout had allowed me to put text only on the back flap (the only 2 layout options for the back flap were a photo only, or text plus photo). There wasn't much space to write anything, so I used the smallest font size, and it came out much smaller than I had realized. Oh, well. At least now the relatives and friends who don't want to read our newsletter can say the font was too small for them to read!
The Bottom Line
Tiny Prints cards are simply the gold standard for customized stationary.
PS: Check out the note cards that Tiny Prints gave me and the other SV Moms bloggers at our holiday party. Again, they are the best (note: I Photoshopped my real name out of the photo below and wrote "Bonggamom" on it, so the real thing looks even better than it does in the photo).
I received a sample in order to review this product, but no monetary compensation. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.