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Holiday Card Companies We Love

December 3rd, 2013

Now that you've Black Friday'd and Cyber Monday'd yourself into a holiday tizzy, guess what time it is? Yes! Time to choose, create and address holiday cards! Fa la la la la la la la la.Thankfully, there are many online sites that realize we're all pressed for time so make holiday card sending a snap. Here's a quick preview of the companies we at Sprinkman Real Estate rely on to make our December merry and bright.

1) Paperculture.com: Featuring a lot of gorgeous, modern designs, Paper Culture stands out for two reasons. One, for the mere cost of a stamp (Does anyone even know anymore how much a stamp is?) they will address, stuff and mail your cards for you. And two, not only are the cards printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper, but the company also plants a tree for every order.

2) Minted.com: A hipster's dream, this company crowd sources their designs from independent designers (who get acknowledgement and a cut of of each sale). They also have a nice feature for the procrastinators amongst us – “Find It Fast” allows you to upload a photo and see how it looks on several cards at once. You can also have the envelopes mailed to you sooner than the cards so you can start addressing them with that gold colored Sharpie you had to have when you saw it at Target. Or did you buy the silver one?

3) PaperlessPost.com: Offering a beautiful online e-card experience to it's users, Paperless Post also has an option to print cards for the snail mailers of the world. They also have an impressive list of designers across many styles, like Kelly Wearstler, Jonathan Adler, Oscar de le Renta, Gwenyth Paltrow's Goop and Erica Jang's (former editor of Martha Stewart Living) The Indigo Bunting.

4) PearTreeGreetings.com: This site stands out from the crowd by offering unique designs, including ones specifically for your Instagram shots. They also have 10 page photo book cards with space for fifteen photos, a poster option (who needs a Christmas letter when you can send a poster?) cards that double as stand up frames, pop up cards and cards that become ornaments or magnets. If that's not enough, they also print on 100% recycled paper.

5) CardStore.com: Like Paper Culture,  Card Store offers the addressing and shipping of your card to it's recipient for the cost of a stamp. You can also create a digital signature. Quick and easy!

6) TinyPrints.com: Besides the excellent service at Tiny Prints – they truly amaze us every time – they have extras like designs printed on clear cards, envelope liners, trim options, Rebecca Minkoff designed cards and accessories and last, but certainly not least, next day delivery.

7) JustWink.com: For those of you bypassing the paper cards this year, here's another (somewhat cheeky) option for you. You can download the app, create a card using a photo you just took with your phone and post it to Facebook, text it, or e-mail it all within ten minutes. Quick. And free!

And if you're just in need of a few cards, etsy.com will never disappoint!

Happy card hunting!