Now – I know there are plenty of women whose memories resemble that thing we drain noodles with – but its far more common, and perhaps slightly funnier, to blame men for all the missed birthdays and anniversaries that we endure with a pasty smile.
So when I heard about SendOutCards – I thought what an easy way for anyone to make sure their friends and family receive cards on time – no more belated birthday jokes!
Truth be told – Im not much of a card person for friends & family – but when I think about my clients, sending them a card on their Anniversary, the 1st birthday of their child, or another important date in their lives – SendOutCards sounds like the perfect choice.
I spoke with Nadia Salvino of SendOutCards and she explained how you can schedule the cards in advance and even include gift cards! WOW! Instead of having to remember to find a card, buy a card, write a card, mail a card – every other week – I can spend an hour and schedule all my cards in advance knowing full well that my cards will be mailed on-time with a Canadian PostMark!
But before I try anything for my clients – I like to try it out myself – so I sent myself a birthday card (hey after all my birthday is coming up soon and Im sure the only cards I will get will have dried macaroni glued on them).
In a couple days – I found an exciting letter in the mail. The writing was so neat and clear – the stamp perfectly aligned, the return address was from me and not some generic PO Box or Corporate Address. It was like I had mailed the card myself – the old fashion way.
I choose a cute sheep – I love sheep – love scottish sheep – love kiwi sheep – ive even got a shepherd for a dog just in case one day I get a sheep. Inside the card I had written myself a message in a simple font I liked. I added a photo of my hubby, kids, and dog and signed off with a personal message that has alot of meaning to me.
To continue to play on the sheep theme – I included a photo from a trip to New Zealand we did when the kids were young. We had alot of pit stops along the drive (again, young children) and we only came across a road full of sheep once on that trip – but we were too busy with yet another pit stop to be actually delayed.
On the reverse of the card – are the addresses, SendOutCard info, and a reminder that the paper is recycled! I saved gas buying this card and Ive saved a tree as well!
SendOutCards will be something Im going to try for my clients – but I know lots of folks who do make a special trip up to the card store for friends & family; this option now lets them do that shopping 24×7, easily add mailing addresses, schedule the cards, and best of all – add photos without having to BUY photos as well!
Now – Hubby might never forget our Anniversary; of course this wont help him find his socks, the car keys, or the healthy food choices in the fridge veggie drawer!