One thing you must know about me is that I prefer to make everything myself. I laid our hardwood floors and tiled our bathrooms with my bare hands. To better understand why, read this. I can play musical instruments. I'm a jeweler. I even made my own ridiculously intricate wedding invitations. To peruse the broader spectrum of projects that amuse me read this.
Given that backdrop, please try to imagine how difficult it was for me to pull the trigger on holiday cards from Tiny Prints. However, I absolutely do not have time to cut, print, mount, punch and fold 100 holiday cards. So, I decided to have them printed.
Actually, I didn't have time last year either, and I bought these William Arthur cards. With personalization, my order came to $325. They were elegant and lovely, but my goal was to spend considerably less this year.
We've received several friends' baby announcements, holiday cards and party invitations from Tiny Prints - all adorable - so I decided to give it a shot. Lei and Lue sat for me last week as I took a thousand photos. I uploaded some choice shots to the Tiny Prints site, chose a layout and got after it. I checked out Minted.com as well, but felt that Tiny Prints had far better choices for layouts.
I had the most festive card created within twenty minutes. I love it! Lei is laughing her ass off in a Santa hat. Lue, on the other hand, is looking rather glum.
For 100 cards and matching envelopes, I paid $189. Worth every penny in my opinion.
For those of you who like the super-cute, one-page, photo cards that you can get at the pharmacy or grocery store, Tiny Prints has those too for as low as $0.69 with over 200 layouts and styles from which to choose.
In the interest of full disclosure, the cards were delivered last week and I loved them so much that I joined the Tiny Prints program and placed an ad on my blog. Save up to 20% on any order by using the code CYBERSALE. Enjoy!
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