Now that Halloween is over, its time for me to start thinking about Christmas. I know, there are those of you out there who are cheerleaders for Thanksgiving and don’t get me wrong, I love Thanksgiving too (after all, you know how much I like to eat) but for me, preparing for Thanksgiving is packing the car and driving 4-5 hours. Since we always travel for Thanksgiving, my list-making brain goes straight from putting away Halloween decorations to picking out Christmas cards.
I confess a lot of things on my blog and I’m about to let you in on another weirdo fact about me. I want everyone in my circle to receive my Christmas card first. Why? I have no idea. For some reason I have this weird competition with the world and think if my card gets to my family and friends first, then all is right and life is in balance, when the truth of the matter is, no one but me cares.
Another fact about me, when it comes to my business world, I’m decisive. I’ll ask for two options and pick one based upon facts and gut instinct. When it comes to decisions in my personal life, I’m indecisive. And when it comes to things that have to do with design, I’m downright noncommittal. There are too many options and I want them all!
This year, I’m way head of the game. I decided before even looking, I wanted find some black and white Christmas cards. I searched several different sites and found exactly what I wanted at Modern Greetings.
Modern Greetings made searching for my card easy. Using their filtering system, I could choose the color scheme of the card, whether or not I wanted just text or wanted to add pictures and I also could pick a certain theme. The card I send to my family and friends, may not be the most appropriate for my business colleagues. What I really like about Modern Greetings’ site is that there are no minimum quantities that I have to order. If I want just one custom card, I can order just one. Other sites will make you order a minimum of 10 or even 25. I also like that they tell me exactly up front what kind of paper upgrades I can choose from and how much it will cost. Their site helps to reduce my indecisiveness and their shipping is pretty fast too. My order arrived in less than a week with the typical, standard shipping.
In a world where everyone is striving to become paperless, I have to admit I still love paper. Don’t get me wrong, I love all my gadgets and do as much as I can electronically but sometimes an eCard just cannot take the place of a card that arrives in the mail with a handwritten note from someone you don’t get to see that often. And for me, an eCard will never take the place of the satisfaction I get from knowing that I sent my Christmas cards first. Because yes, I’m weird like that.
Modern Greetings is a sponsor of the 2012 Noise Girls Winter Gift Guide and will be giving away a $100 Gift Certificate to their site! Giveaway begins November 23! If you’re looking for black and white Christmas cards, or any cards or stationery items for that matter, make sure to head on back to enter!
Disclosure: East9thStreet was provided product in order to conduct this review. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions expressed are mind and yours may differ. For example, you may think I’m not a weirdo for wanting to get my Christmas cards out first.