I’m a paper snob. An invitation, birth announcement, Valentine’s Day card, Christmas card paper snob. Which actually works out in your favor, lucky duck! I only offer printing and paper choices that I would use myself and I”m so pleased to offer you a HUGE variety of Holiday Cards to choose from this year. All of the cards can be adjusted for “ornate” shapes, to be a folded card, square shape, with rounded corners and even accordion cards (we’re talking top-of-the-pile now!). Also, any text you’d like added (ok, within reason…) can be added.
(It’s in a Facebook album – You DO NOT have to have an account to see them! Go ahead and look… I’ll wait patiently.)
Although I have a deep affection for amazing paper and printing, I respect your decision to have your Christmas cards printed wherever you’d like. I’ll admit – as much as I LOVE the good stuff, one year we sent out almost 150 (YES! ONEHUNDREDANDFIFTY) cards and I just didn’t have the funds to stretch for that many premium-cotton-pearl-finish cards. Here are my suggestions for printing:
Snapfish has good quality cards and envelopes. You might notice a little color difference from your screen to the printed card but overall, they do a good job of quality color matching. You can choose to have your cards printed on card stock or photo paper (you know what I”m going to suggest!) and you have the option of uploading your own design.
I’m not a huge fan of their selection this year, though I see some options that suit my aesthetic, and their card stock isn’t much thicker than what you might use in your home printer but you can’t beat their prices. Be sure to order early, though! Anything other than standard shipping is expeeeeensive and I’ve never received an order early. They ran a coupon in the ValuePak for 20 cards for $1.99. I don’t know what the “catch” is though, so do your research first! VistaPrint Special
3. CostCo, etc.
I don’t have any experience with Sam’s printing, but I am reasonably sure that they are pretty equal. Last year, neither had the option of printing on card stock – and I don’t know what the options are this year. CostCo has partnerships with TinyPrints (LOVE THEM!) and a few other resources that would be worth your time checking out.
I love getting holiday and Christmas cards in the mail. I love the portrait cards just as much as I love the “summer vacation” cards and yes.. I’m one of those people who keeps every.single.card. I receive every.single.year! In addition to building cards for Holiday Sessions and ARG Photographs pictures, I’m also happy to build a card with YOUR picture on it. What do I mean? You know that precious picture of the kiddos at the beach? The one of you and your family and Parent’s Day from camp? The one where you son is actually hugging your daughter? I’m more than happy to put it into one of the custom designs I offer and make it “print ready” for whatever printer you use. Interested? Email me or use the contact form above to get more details!
…and add me to your card list – I LOVE CARDS!!! (did I already say that?)
p.s. Did you see me making a fool out of myself? Oh, you didn’t? Here let me help you out: What to Wear Video
p.p.s Fabulous What to Wear Guides coming next week!