CardsDirect.com Review and Giveaway


Now that fall has arrived and the kids are off to school, my mind turns to thoughts of.... cards. Holiday cards, that is. I know it's early, but September will be here and gone before you know it, and I'm completely preoccupied with Halloween during the whole of October, so by the time November rolls around, it will be too late. So I need to start planning now -- scheduling the all-important holiday photo session, thinking of what I want to write for our holiday newsletter, and browsing around the internet for nice card designs. I was delighted to be invited by online card site CardsDirect.com to try my hand at designing my own personalized set of cards since they have a great selection of photo holiday cards.


About Cards Direct
CardsDirect offers the very best in personalized greeting cards for business or personal use. Over 2,000 card designs are available in categories that include holiday cards, birthday cards, thank you cards, photo cards, baby shower invitations, birth announcements and many more! With free personalization and custom imprinted verse, CardsDirect offers an easy online ordering process and top quality cards with the best selection, customer service and pricing found anywhere.


It just so happened that we had recently posed for photographer Anna Mayer, and the photos turned out so well that I decided to try them out for this review. Problem was, I couldn't decide on which photo to use. No problem: CardsDirect.com has tons of great photo cards featuring two, three, or more photos.

I chose the Elegant Three Photos style because the moss-green background complimented the outdoor setting of the photos perfectly, and the color reminded me of the walls on our stairwell (it's one of my favorite paint colors ever). Designing the card couldn't have been easier. You can upload photos, enter text, select and change font style, size and color. You can also enter text on the reverse side (if the card is a flat card like this one) or on the inside of the card (if it's a foldover card). You can save your work and come back to it later, and nothing is set in stone until you preview each side of the card and give your approval. Prices are reasonable, ground shipping is only $5, and you can order as few as 10 cards. The whole process was quick and easy!

The best reason, however, to order from CardsDirect.com is the card itself. Ours turned out gorgeous, and I can't wait to send them out.


(This is a scanned image of the card, so it may look a bit grainy. Rest assured, the real thing is crisp and clear. And I'm hoping you guessed that I blocked out our real names.)


These cards are going to look great on my friends' and family's holiday mantelpieces!


Win a set of holiday cards from CardsDirect.com
One lucky Bonggamom Finds winner will win a code good towards a $50 purchase at CardsDirect.com

Required Entry
Check out the CardsDirect.com online store, then come back here and leave a comment with a link card design you love the most. This entry must be completed before extra entries qualify.


Extra Entries
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1) Write on the CardsDirect Facebook page and let them know which card design you love most (1 entry)

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The Rules
This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on September 13, 2010; I will draw a winner at random on September 14 and post the winner's name after the winner confirms acceptance. Winner's code expires 12/30/2010. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!


Disclosure: I received a complimentary order of cards to facilitate my review. Product information is provided by the featured company/product and is clearly indicated as such. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

82 Comments, Leave yours here:

Hallie on August 24, 2010 at 9:50 AM said...

I would use these as my save-the-date cards for my wedding next year: http://www.1st-class-wedding-invitations.com/product-detail.aspx?i=WD66B2J&t=S

Terra H. on August 24, 2010 at 9:59 PM said...
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Tj and Amy on August 25, 2010 at 7:32 PM said...

i love the http://www.cardsdirect.com/CardDetailEx.aspx?Pro__ProductId=1308647

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Jennifer T. on August 26, 2010 at 10:00 AM said...

I'd get some of the Style with Colors Invitations printed up for my daughter's next birthday party.

http://www.cardsdirect.com/CardDetailEx.aspx?Pro__ProductId=1311265

Jennifer T. on August 26, 2010 at 10:01 AM said...

I left a comment on CardsDirect.com's FB wall.

Jennifer T. on August 26, 2010 at 10:02 AM said...

I follow through Blogger.

Jennifer T. on August 26, 2010 at 10:02 AM said...

I follow through Networked Blogs under username Jennie Tilson.

Angela on August 26, 2010 at 12:45 PM said...

I would love to get these birth announcements for my baby arriving in December! http://www.cardsdirect.com/CardDetailEx.aspx?Pro__ProductId=1311569
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Angela on August 26, 2010 at 12:45 PM said...

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Shining 2 Save on August 27, 2010 at 7:15 PM said...

i love these cards

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moushka on August 29, 2010 at 8:44 AM said...

I like these: http://www.cardsdirect.com/CardDetailEx.aspx?Pro__ProductId=6848

moushka on August 29, 2010 at 8:44 AM said...

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Tj and Amy on August 30, 2010 at 6:55 AM said...

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Heather! on August 30, 2010 at 8:44 AM said...

I love the quite simple but classy design here:
http://www.cardsdirect.com/CardDetailEx.aspx?Pro__ProductId=1309859

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Heather! on August 30, 2010 at 8:45 AM said...

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Chrissyb on August 30, 2010 at 11:10 AM said...

i like the blue peace one http://www.cardsdirect.com/CardDetailEx.aspx?Pro__ProductId=1312060
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Tj and Amy on August 31, 2010 at 7:03 AM said...

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Tj and Amy on September 1, 2010 at 7:24 AM said...

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Lona728 on September 6, 2010 at 8:22 PM said...

I love the http://www.cardsdirect.com/CardDetailEx.aspx?Pro__ProductId=1309509

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Lona728 on September 6, 2010 at 8:23 PM said...

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Tj and Amy on September 7, 2010 at 5:17 AM said...

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Aisling on September 9, 2010 at 8:52 AM said...

I'd love to have some Simple Branches Thank You cards:
http://www.cardsdirect.com/CardDetailEx.aspx?Pro__ProductId=1308110

Aisling on September 9, 2010 at 8:54 AM said...

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Tj and Amy on September 10, 2010 at 6:35 AM said...

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Georgia on September 11, 2010 at 2:21 AM said...

I really love the Assorted all Occasion cards. http://www.cardsdirect.com/assorted-all-occasion-value-cards.aspx
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Georgia on September 11, 2010 at 2:25 AM said...

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Tj and Amy on September 11, 2010 at 6:41 AM said...

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Bethany on September 11, 2010 at 11:40 AM said...

I like the Peanuts n Things Announcement
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Bethany on September 11, 2010 at 11:41 AM said...

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Jenn S. on September 11, 2010 at 7:52 PM said...

I LOVE the Plum Greetings Holiday photo cards. http://www.cardsdirect.com/CardDetailEx.aspx?Pro__ProductId=1312133

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Jenn S. on September 11, 2010 at 7:52 PM said...

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Tj and Amy on September 12, 2010 at 6:49 AM said...

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ky2here on September 12, 2010 at 10:35 AM said...

I'd do this 'falling stars thank you' card. I love the richness of the black as it turns to black:

http://www.cardsdirect.com/CardDetailEx.aspx?Pro__ProductId=1309859

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ky2here on September 12, 2010 at 10:36 AM said...

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Bethany on September 12, 2010 at 3:43 PM said...

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lmurley2000 on September 12, 2010 at 6:35 PM said...

i like this card the ascending stars

http://www.cardsdirect.com/CardDetailEx.aspx?Pro__ProductId=1309971

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lmurley2000 on September 12, 2010 at 6:37 PM said...

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Mandy W. on September 12, 2010 at 6:46 PM said...

http://www.cardsdirect.com/CardDetailEx.aspx?Pro__ProductId=1308733

I love this card. Simple and powerful!

Mandy W. on September 12, 2010 at 6:48 PM said...

I left a comment on Cards Direct Facebook page.

Tj and Amy on September 13, 2010 at 6:37 AM said...

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Chisum's Crew on September 13, 2010 at 7:22 AM said...

I like the Classic Thank You found here: http://www.cardsdirect.com/CardDetailEx.aspx?Pro__ProductId=1311229

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Laura on September 13, 2010 at 7:38 AM said...

I love this Season's Greetings card: http://www.cardsdirect.com/CardDetailEx.aspx?Pro__ProductId=6282

Busy Working Mama on September 13, 2010 at 7:44 AM said...

I like this business holiday card: http://www.cardsdirect.com/CardDetailEx.aspx?Pro__ProductId=1308328

susan on September 13, 2010 at 8:39 AM said...

I would love holiday cards, I love the silver snowflake cards suelee1998 @ gmail.com

susan on September 13, 2010 at 8:40 AM said...

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Bethany on September 13, 2010 at 10:21 AM said...

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Bakersdozen on September 13, 2010 at 10:09 PM said...

I love the bulldog reindeer card: http://www.cardsdirect.com/CardDetailEx.aspx?Pro__ProductId=1310453 vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Gianna on September 13, 2010 at 10:44 PM said...

Mary and Jesus Christmas Card
http://www.cardsdirect.com/CardDetailEx.aspx?Pro__ProductId=5103

Donna on September 13, 2010 at 10:48 PM said...

I would like this: http://www.cardsdirect.com/CardDetailEx.aspx?Pro__ProductId=5042
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purango on September 13, 2010 at 10:58 PM said...

I love this design: http://www.cardsdirect.com/CardDetailEx.aspx?Pro_Productid=6675. garrettsambo@aol.com

masonsgranny59 on September 13, 2010 at 11:11 PM said...

I like the http://www.cardsdirect.com/CardDetailEx.aspx?Pro__ProductId=1308807\
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masonsgranny59 on September 13, 2010 at 11:25 PM said...

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Bonggamom on September 15, 2010 at 10:23 AM said...

Congratulations to the winner: #19, moushka!

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