Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Send Out Cards

An old friend and I were conversing last night on FaceCrack, my new social addiction. I can keep up with everyone I know NOW!!!

Anyway. My friend, John, back in Orlando, was telling me about his new business, so I halfheartedly agreed to check it out. You know, that's what we do. Right?

I was surprised by what I found. I love sending letters and cards for real, but in this age of internets, I never buy stamps or get to the store anymore. This guy, with Send Out Cards, will let you choose a card, write a message, then he stuffs it in a real envelope, puts a real stamp on it and mails it!

So I set up an account. There's a cute little bald man on the screen that walked me through the process. It totally ROCKS!!!! I mean, you could totally do all your holiday cards this way! How awesome is that? I already have my Christmas cards ready to go (long story - don't ask), but I'm thinking next year it's a GO!!!

Promise a Smile dot com. I like it. I'll use it again. And I'll let you know when my friend receives her card, what she thinks of the quality. And content. Because I wrote her a long message. I could even have made my handwriting into a font! This is so cool.

Okay - here's the bottom line: I just sent a free card, but the actual cost, had I paid for it (and I WILL be a return customer) would have been 44 cents. With the stamp, I think. And there are hundreds of cards to choose from! Oh! Oh! Oh! And they'll let you put photos in the card! And send a gift with a card!

*sigh* Is it possible to be in love with a card company? I think so.

Until I write again ...

Flea

P.S. Honest to Pete - I get nothing from this. John's a good friend from "back home" and I had no idea what I was stepping into with this. I really am this excited about the cards. :)

11 comments:

Daryl said...

If I didnt make my own cards I would check it out .. thanks for the reminder I need to decide on the photo for this year's holidays card

Brandy said...

thanks for visiting my blog.

This site sounds AWESOME! i'm going there right now!

Kaylen said...

Interesting idea!!! How does he do it so cheap?? Are stamps even 44cents?? Does he just do this for fun, cause he can't be making much money (if any).
I love this idea - and who doesn't love to get stuff in the mail??

Karen Deborah said...

what a greatidea! when he gets his millions he can cut you a nice little check.

Snooty Primadona said...

Thanks for reminding me to get started early this year. I may very well use this service!

Mental P Mama said...

What a great idea!

Em said...

I love entrepreneurs - so stinkin' ingenious.

Leenie said...

:) Great idea!

Karen said...

That sounds like a business that should do very well. Unfortunately we've all fallen by the wayside when it comes to sending cards.

Trisha said...

SOunds interesting. Of course, I can never remember to send cards anyway until at least a week after any event! I keep hoping to get better with age but . . . alas!

Rebecca said...

Wow - I will have to check this site out!

Visiting all of the SSS Participants!!