Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Yikes! November has arrived! Pretty soon we'll be awash in holiday activities, so now is the time to get started on designing and ordering your holiday cards. I was thrilled when The Gallery Collection invited me to review their collection of holilday cards -- keep reading to find out what I thought......
About The Gallery Collection
The Gallery Collection is the leading business-to-business publisher of premium quality Business Christmas Cards, Christmas Cards and All Occasion greeting cards in the United States. Established in 1929, and still family owned by Prudent Publishing Company, we are proud to present the finest quality personalized Christmas cards and greeting cards available on the market today.
I ordered a set of Winter Frolic From All of Us design, and the ordering process couldn't be easier. Just choose your design, then choose from a list of greetings (if you want to create a custom greeting it will cost extra), personalize your card with 2 custom lines (additional lines cost extra), and choose your envelope style (foil lining is free, self-sealing envelopes and printed return addresses cost extra).
My order arrived on time, and I was really pleased with how they turned out! The cardstock and envelopes are nice and thick, the print quality is excellent, and even though the design I ordered is cartoon-ish, it also had some silver foil accents (the snowflakes) which I thought gave it a premium touch. They even included two free greeting cards!
I find most of The Gallery Collection's designs better suited to business or corporate holiday greetings: most of their designs are a bit too staid and traditional for my taste. I prefer more modern or whimsical designs (like the ones I ordered), but hey, that's a personal preference. Also, the price for a basic card is comparable with other online stationery sites, but all these extra costs are kind of irritating -- many of the "extras" are free options with most other sites -- and they do add up.
The Bottom Line
The Gallery Collection's premium paper and classic designs make them a great option for traditional holiday cards for business or personal use.
Win a Gift Bag Ensemble from The Gallery Collection
One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will receive a beautiful Gift Bag Ensemble courtesy of The Gallery Collection, containing a variety of beautifully designed gift bags and coordinating tissue paper, all packaged in a decorative, reusable storage box. The winner gets to choose from the Everyday Gift Bag Ensemble, the Classic Gift Bag Ensemble, or the Elegant Gift Bag Ensemble.
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* your favorite design from the The Gallery Collection's personalized Christmas Cards.
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Disclosure: I received set of holiday cards from The Gallery Collection to review, but was not paid to review the product or give my opinions. Product information is provided by The Gallery Collection and is clearly indicated as such. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.