Disclaimer: cardsdirect.com provided me with free holiday cards in exchange for this post.
We have been crazy busy (like everyone else) the last week. In fact, today was the first day in a week where we did not have an event (and several days we had multiple.) To add to the fun, I have my first cold of the season. It’s not awful (my immune system is pretty strong), but it is annoying.
The end result of the crazy, though, is that I’m super behind on Christmas. The tree finally went up today, but does not have any actual ornaments on it yet. Tomorrow I have to mail out Christmas gifts to the grandparents as well as the gift for a secret exchange I’m doing. And I won’t tell you how many gifts were sent with Prime this year. On the bright side, my running streak is still going strong (despite weather that meant running in a short skirt and days when it was too cold and icy to run outside) and I’m only 40 miles from 1100 for the year.
With all the craziness, I almost forgot to do our holiday cards! Thankfully, cardsdirect.com had reached out to me about trying out their site, so I took them up on that. I was amazed that the hardest part of the whole process was finding pictures of us that I wanted to use. (Note to self: take more than one family picture in 2017.)
I popped on cardsdirect.com and it took me only minutes to find a card that I liked. I loved just how much customization I could do! Depending on the card, you can change what style of card, what kind of paper, fonts, colors, and so much more. Even better, you can save designs and you can email them. I shot two quick emails to Beer Geek to get his opinion and then hit the order button. I received the cards within a few days. I was quite impressed with how fast they arrived!
In addition to being quick and easy to use, cardsdirect.com has reasonable prices. You can make some choices that lower the prices (weight of paper, etc.) and the price goes down the more you buy. In addition, every time I’ve gone on the site, there’s been a discount code to help you save more. They also offer invitations, business cards, personalized stamps, and personalized stationery.
At this time of year, every savings of time and money helps. It was great to get my cards so quickly (and if I’d had my act together I would have added our address to the cards or ordered matching return labels.) Now I just need to convince my old printer that it wants to print my labels for me or these cards will be Valentine’s Day cards.
Are you ready for the holidays? I think I’ve managed to order everything, so now I just need to stalk the mailman for the next week.
Disclaimer: cardsdirect.com provided me with free holiday cards in exchange for my post. All opinions are my own.
13 thoughts on “Prepping for Christmas with cardsdirect.com”
I had the same annoying cold that just won’t go fully away. I decided to do NY cards instead bought myself a little time.
Great idea for cards! I didn’t send cards this year…probably should have. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
I got my cards printed and “addressed” over a week ago…but it wasn’t until yesterday that we were able to actually get the letter finished so all could be sent. UGH. How does that happen? (Oh yeah, too much going on and not enough hours in the day)
I’m almost ready for Christmas – thanks in large part to Prime! 😉
I also had to scramble for photos for our Christmas cards. I really need to take more photoS
Hope you cold doesn’t stick around!
I failed on Christmas cards this year. We didn’t have family photos done, and I just didn’t get to it. So glad you found something so easy!
Hope you have a great holiday!
How fun! We’ve never made holiday cards, but maybe we’ll start!
I love your cards! I’ve never heard of this company. I’ll have to keep it in mind for next year!
That is great that you had the opportunity to use this service. With all the “stresses” of the holidays the mailing of the cards is usually the first thing I neglect to do (except for any card swaps I’m doing).
Have a Merry holiday!
This is a really cool site! I love creating cards, it’s somewhat therapeutic to me so I will be giving this a try next. Thank you for sharing and Happy Holidays! 🙂
I need to check out cards direct! I tried an app on my phone called Ink and that was pretty easy! It is funny as bloggers how many pictures we take and then can’t find a family pic! It happens! Enjoy the pre Christmas week I think we are all still getting things done 🙂
Nice. I’ve used Snapfish in years past but do photo cards this year It’s great to find a site with good customer service.
Great cards. I actually didn’t do a card this yeAr, terrible I know.
My to do list is quite long. I’m sure I’ll (somehow) find a way to get everything done before Sunday!