Organize your birthday card list
Do you ever walk around with a forgotten handwritten birthday card in your handbag long after your Aunt Lulu’s birthday has passed? I either need a stamp or forget to drop it in the mailbox. Please tell me that I’m not the only one.
Then that same greeting card will taunt me, reminding me that I am full of great intentions when it comes to my extended family and friends, but not so good at showing it.
Well, I have found the perfect solution for me. And, I’m betting others have the same need, otherwise the
GreetQ Card Company (this company no longer exists but Paperless Post now does provides a similar service) an online greeting card retailer would not have been created, for what seems to be, specifically for me (or is it us?). GreetQ Paperless Post allows you to personalize and schedule paper greeting cards to be mailed to all your friends and family.
It’s like Netflix for greeting cards.
So, this weekend, in one sitting, I…
* selected cards for all the family and friends that I want to receive a paper birthday card (Hi Grandma!)
* wrote personalized messages in each one of these cards (they will be handwritten by the GreetQ folks)
* scheduled when I would like these cards to be sent (they will be so impressed surprised when their cards arrive on their actual birthday)
Now, this service is definitely a splurge item (in this economy) with handwritten personalization costing $2.99 per card on top of postage and the card price. BUT, I bought a year-long subscription ($29.99) which includes FREE personalization and that made the overall cost acceptable and service valuable to me.
Besides the technology being intuitive and easy-to-use, the greeting cards are beautiful. They have greeting cards by many independent artists as well as some humorous ones. I did find GreetQ lacking in masculine greeting options, that is, save for the lovey-dovey cards.