The hard part about sending e-cards, or any greeting card (paperless or not) is deciding whom you want to send them to. I chose to send cards to about 20 people that I either do not get to see often, haven’t seen in a long time, or made an impact on my life this past year in some significant way.
After designing and scheduling the e-cards through the Paperless Post website, I quickly reflected on what I liked about the process and how I could use the e-card services again in the future.
Here are 5 ways that I used and plan to use Paperless Post
1. Send personalized holiday greeting e-cards to people that you really care about that you don’t get to see often, or haven’t seen in a long time.
There are people that come into our lives that at one point are very prominent in our daily activities. Over time, we separate, but still have the same love for those people. Sending them a personalized e-card shows that you still think about them on special holidays and they will always mean something to you no matter the time or distance between.
Customized e-card sample below.
2. When you can’t afford a “Thank you” gift, send a personalized appreciation or holiday greeting card to people who made a significant impact on your life this past year.
There were specific people in my life that spoke wisdom and inspiration into my life this year. I feel like I wouldn’t be who I am, or where I am today without these people, and even though I am on a tight budget for gifts this year, it doesn’t cost much to send a personalized message to let someone know you appreciate them and are thinking of them during the holiday season.
3. Send engagement party or wedding invitations, in an organized and paperless way!
I feel like we are always looking for a way to save paper these days, and obviously sending digital invitations is an easy way to do that. It’s also more cost efficient for the couple than printing invites and mailing them.
On the Paperless Post website, they also provide the ability to manage all RSVP’s online, which keeps it organized and easily accessible for the couple. Being that I will be planning an engagement party and wedding of my own soon, I will gladly be keeping this option at the top of my mind. =)
4. Create a flyer (currently for free) that you can send via TEXT!
When I saw that Paperless Post provides a way to customize flyers, and text them out rather than email, I thought it was brilliant. While email is still widely used and is the king of digital communication, text messaging is probably the most used by most people. It’s just easy, am I right?
5. Use your photography in a fun, personalized and useful way.
Having a camera in our back pockets at all times is the result of a generation where everyone is a photographer and has hundreds and thousands of photos. The sad part is that most of these photos probably never get seen, (and definitely not printed) and it’s just sort of a waste of memories sometimes, when you think about it. I think using Paperless Post to share holiday cards or just to make someone smile unexpectedly is a cool way to utilize our photos and easily share them with people we care about. Paperless Post helps us put our photos to use!
Hopefully my experience and future plans to use Paperless Post help give you some ideas for how you might be able to share a special digital moment with your favorite, most important people. I’ll keep y’all updated when I use Paperless in the future… 😉
And LASTLY, I hope you all enjoy the holiday table-scape kaleidoscope inspired artwork I produced to go along with this post. I wanted to share a visual representation of what this holiday season felt like to me, getting in the spirit and using Paperless Post for the first time.
Happy Holidays, and if you have time, check out my latest Holiday inspired outfit here…