I only ever really send a card through the post if I’m not able to see the recipient on their special occasion. Stamps are so expensive these days, and when we sent out our wedding invites last year I was shocked how the costs added up, and we spent a small fortune just letting people know about our celebration.
We are a family who love a good party – Ed and I often host and in the last year alone we’ve had countless gatherings from barbecues in the back garden to birthday parties for the children.
It would be expensive to send out invites for every event, but Paperless Post have come up with a more affordable solution, that doesn’t compromise on style.
Their website offers everything from birthday invites, to personalised stationery, all available in a huge array of different styles to suit.
The designs range from simple to completely quirky, including totally luxe creations by Kate Spade and Oscar de la Renta, amongst others.
Instead of traditional currency, Paperless Post operate with ‘coins’, which can be purchased in various quantities on the website, starting from just £5 for 20 coins. There are also some designs which can be sent for free, which can be found by clicking on the ‘free’ search criteria when browsing the site.
Once you’ve decided on a design, you can adapt it to make it totally unique. Everything from the font, to the background, even the envelope liner and stamp can be changed, making your creations totally original and letting your creativity shine through.
The fantastic thing is that if you don’t have time to get creative, you can keep the design as it is, add your personalised text and head to the checkout.
The whole process is so simple and the website is totally user-friendly. I picked it up right away and couldn’t wait to get started on an invite for our Easter celebrations this weekend.
Some designs include the option to add your own images, which I love, and you can adapt a design to suit you with options to change colours.
Once you’ve finished your design, you can preview what it will look like to your recipients, and if you’re happy with it, you can add the details of who you want it sent to and complete your order.
Throughout the process, you can see in the top right hand corner how many coins your design will cost per recipient, so there’s no nasty surprises when you come to making payment. The total is taken from the coins on your account, leaving a remaining balance for next time you shop.
I absolutely love how many options there are, and I especially like the personalised notecards I created with my blog name on – so pretty!
Paperless Post is fantastic if you’re either looking for a more eco-friendly option, or just want something a little different and more unique than the options out there on the high street.
I wish we had known about it when we were planning our wedding, as they have some beautiful designs for save the dates, invites and thank you cards.
I was provided with complimentary coins on the Paperless Post website for the purpose of this post, however all opinions and photos are my own.