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Virtual, stylish postcards – a review of “Paperless Post”

Hi everyone! Remember when, around 10 years ago, you would suddenly receive e-cards instead of actual paper cards on your birthday? I remember picking out the sweetest and funniest cards on the internet to send them to my friends and family on their birthday or when I just wanted to say “Hi”. The idea behind the website Paperless Post can be compared to those e-cards, but in contrast to those “little bears throwing hearts” e-cards I used to send and receive, Paperless Post has a collection of cards that are stylish and fashionable. No surprise, if you know that they work together with designers like kate spade new york and Oscar de la Renta.

Paperless Post is a company that designs customisable online stationery. On their website, you will find a collection of birthday cards, invitations, thank you notes, “Save the date” cards, and so on. They have a wide range of chique and elegant designs, as well as quirky cards with funny quotes on them. Recently, they also included a “flyers” section, which allows you to create a customised flyer for your next event. The cool thing about this website is that they have partnered with several designers and lifestyle brands, like kate spade new york, Oscar de la Renta, Rifle Paper Co., Vera Wang, and many more.

Some of the cards I picked out and customised. Apart from greeting cards, you can also customise stationary, like thank you cards with your name on them.

What I really like about their website is that you can not only choose out of all these beautiful designs, you can also customise it so that it fits with your personal style. As you may know, I’m a sucker for nice designs and I like to play around with different fonts and colour combinations, so I loved testing all their different tools!

How does it work?

Simple! You just pick one of their designs, choosing a category from their homepage, and customise it until you’re happy with it. You can choose the font of your text, the colours, and change things like size and letter spacing. If you want, you can add your own logo to your cards, flyers, or invitations. You can even customise the virtual envelope the card comes with when the people you want to send it to receive it in their mailbox. They have a wide range of cards that are free to send, but bear in mind that some of their premium cards and some of the add-ons (envelopes, liners, stamps…) require coins, the currency that is used at the website.

 

 

Although I love receiving actual cards in my mailbox, I think Paperless Post could be a nice alternative now and then. Think of those situations where you want to wish someone a happy birthday, but you didn’t have the time to buy them a card, or you want to invite someone to your party whom you don’t know the address of. This website allows you to quickly design a card and send it to whoever you want, using their email address. I’m definitely using this in the future!

You can find more information about their services and the brands they work with on their website.

love, Chloé

This is a sponsored blogpost. However, all opinions are my own and I only work together with brands that fit with my personal style.

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