So it’s almost Christmas and over the last few months, my side business has really gone crazy and I’ve been rushed off my feet and working two full time jobs, or at least it feels that way.
[*Yes, my side gig got in the way again and I started this post before Christmas and got side tracked*]
Obviously when you have paying customers (which has been quite rare in the past, to be honest), you can’t let them down at the last minute, so my own home life has been put on the back burner. Needless to say, I have not yet got around to sending Christmas cards. Ooopsie, and sorry to all my family if you are reading this – doesn’t look like you will be getting anything in the mail from me this year!
Except… well hello Paperlesspost.com.
I was recently introduced to this website and asked if I would give it a try. Do you remember back in the early 90’s there was a website that was all the rage where you could send invitations and funny cards to your email list? It was free, but the recipients basically got a GIF in an email… very un-classy [is that a word?]
Paperless Post is so much more. You can send cards, invitations, save the dates and flyers, to name a few things. There is something on there for pretty much any occasion and the best bit? They are so upscale looking and can be personalized!! (Who doesn’t want a picture of you and your dog in matching jumpers?)
You choose your card, add pictures and/or text, choose your font for your envelope address and even get to choose a fancy stamp. You add your email addresses and then send it off. When it’s delivered the recipient has an opportunity to write a note back to you. Probably something like “Thank you, I forgot to send cards too – Happy Christmas!!”
To get started, you buy ‘coins’ which come in different sized packages and depending on what type of card you pick and what options, you pay by using your coins. There are actually quite a lot of free cards too. Here's a couple of examples of different styles.
|Clearly me on New Years Eve!|
|Did you spot the smoking reindeer?|
You're probably thinking it's a bit late to send cards now, but you know what, I could send a New Year's Eve card instead. Who wouldn't like that?
And that's me covered for the year.... cards for everyone!
Oh, and if you were wondering what my side business is - you can find it right here....: www.gobbybritdesigns.com
HAPPY CHRISTMAS and a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!