I have an embarrassing confession to make. I've saved EVERY. SINGLE. CARD. I've received since high school. If you were to open the drawer in my bedside table you'd find stacks and stacks of cards. Birthday, graduation, Christmas, you name it. They're all piled up neatly, and the words inside serve as reminders of how much I'm loved on those days when I'm feeling a bit down.
I think cards are one of the most special gifts you can give to someone. It's a small token, but it's a gesture that lets someone know "Hey, I picked this just for YOU". It's personal.
Because of this, I was thrilled when Cardstore asked if I wanted to review their site, and send one of their cards to someone. After using their services not once, but twice, I have to say that I am hooked.
Their site has hundreds of cards to choose from, perfect for any occasion, and they can all be customized to fit your needs. Once you pick the card you want, the site walks you step by step through the customization process.
I've made two cards so far. One for my grandma for her birthday and one for my dad for fathers day. Both cards turned out beautifully.
|Fun fact: My grandma actually goes by "Honey" because when she had grandkids she said she was too young to be called grandma.|
After your card is ready to go, you have two options. They will send you the card to deliver/mail yourself, OR they will stamp and mail it for you.
Honestly, the chances of me never making it to the post office to mail the card are pretty high. I have family that lives all over the country so the fact that I don't have to worry about sending it myself is my favorite part!
Here's my dad with his father's day gift, a Bobby Flay book, and a personalized card from Cardstore. My mom said he opened it up and got teary eyed (and I'm pretty sure it's not because of the book).
Tip: you can sit down and make cards for the whole year at one time and schedule the delivery. I can't tell you how many times I've forgotten about special days and regretfully the only thing my loved ones got was a phone call from me. Now I'll never miss a special day again.