I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Cardstore. I received complimentary cards and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
I mentioned before that I was going to get a chance to try out Cardstore this year for my Christmas cards. As usual, I wound up waiting until the last minute (sigh). I guess some old habits are hard to break. I had a particular shot in mind that I wanted to use and it required a trip downtown with LJ, so it kept getting put off. Normally, I would be freaking out about getting the cards ordered, shipped to me, addressed, and then standing in that dreaded line at the Post Office.
Instead, I sat down at my computer about 30 minutes ago and now my cards are all done. Yep – Cardstore was just as easy as promised!! Once I had downloaded the pictures off of my camera, I selected the perfect one, uploaded it to Cardstore and added the appropriate message. Next, I uploaded all of my addresses from the Christmas card list I had in a Microsoft Work Database and clicked the option to have Cardstore address and mail my cards for me. (The address upload process was actually really easy. As long as you can import your addresses into an Excel spreadsheet, you can easily upload them. If not, just type them in once and then save them for super easy use next year!)
Cardstore has their Hi!Rewards program so that you can earn points toward your future purchases. You can earn points by purchasing cards, scheduling cards, connecting your social profiles, uploading your address book, and lots of other things. Another great Cardstore feature is the ability to set up birthday reminder emails. No more forgotten birthdays in your future!! Of course, you can design one of a kind birthday (and other occasions too) cards right in Cardstore and they will send those out for you too. (And if you are a planner, you can design them all at once and schedule them to be sent just before each person’s birthday!)
Need some extra holiday cash? Mom Central and Cardstore are currently running a great giveaway on the Mom Central Facebook page, with chances to win ten (10) $50 Amex Gift Cards and one (1) grand prize of a $300 Amex Gift Card! That could come in very handy, right??