We loved them. Loved them! In fact, I’m fairly certain we’ll never use another company for our holiday cards for years to come. Why, you ask? Oh, let me tell you!
1. Truly the best collection of designs ever.
2. All cards and envelopes are 100% post-consumer recycled, and the company is CarbonFree.
3. All cards are printed on 130lb paper (feels great in the hand) and have rounded corners.
4. FREE MAIL AND ADDRESSING SERVICE. Yes, you provide them a spreadsheet of addresses and Paper Culture will print, address, stamp and mail your cards for you. Awwww, yeah. (You still pay postage for the cards, but no other fees.) Do you know how much time that saves? DO YOU? Especially the second year, when your spreadsheet is already made?
Look at some of the darling designs.
Pretty fantastic, right?
Now, apparently, D and I enjoy torturing ourselves because we prefer to capture the elusive Perfect Holiday Card Photo without the aid of a professional photographer. (What can I say? We’re neurotic.) This year’s photo involved three locations, four cameras, an unexpected rain delay, 6 (failing) props to encourage smiling, including but not limited to, a talking Elmo doll and a furry King Charles Spaniel dog toy, and at least 17,000 meltdowns. (Did I mention I had a raging head cold? That we’re still getting over 9 days later? bleeerrrrrgh)
On the way home from our torturous shoot, we happened upon a completely awesome, beat-up blue wall. We grabbed some sidewalk chalk, let the kids go to town, and snapped some photos. Luckily, we captured one that we loved.
Hooray for semi-happy children looking at the camera! VICTORY IS OURS.
If you are looking for stylish and unique cards, please check out Paper Culture’s holiday cards. (By the way, they aren’t limited to just holiday cards by any means. Tons of stationary, invites, and these adorable bamboo wall art pieces.)
Just for you all, the lovely folks at Paper Culture are offering 20% off all cards through 12/31/11. Just use the code WHOORL at checkout, and you’ll receive 20% off your card order. Now you have NO reason to drag your feet in regards to holiday cards. Get to it!
Enter your code at checkout. Expires 12/31. Not combinable. Not applicable to taxes, shipping, handling or gift certificates. No cash value.