[Five on Friday] Five Reasons Why I Love Cardstore + a Giveaway!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Hello and Happy Friday! Today I wanted to change up my usual Five on Friday to include a fun review of a product I recently got to try. Well, actually, this is my second time trying it! Cardstore contacted me last year to see if I would be interested in a promo code to make a card for a mom for Mother's Day. I, of course, jumped at the opportunity and they were kind enough to send me two promo codes so I was able to make a card for my step mom and my mother-in-law. This year, they contacted me again and shared a promo code with me and I was able to make a wonderful card for Bubbie, Mason's Great Grandma! Regardless of the freeness of the card, I LOVE Cardstore's products and would definitely be willing to pay the money all on my own for such a wonderful product. Let me tell you a little bit about why I love Cardstore.


Best. Paper. Stock. Ever. Your cards are printed on high-quality, acid-free, 120 lb. Mohawk card stock. This means your keepsake cards won't yellow or fade with age. You can also rest assured that the paper is a Green-e Certified product sourced from FSC-Certified forests. No other paper has the same reputation for quality, consistency and uniformity. They're as thoughtful to the environment as you are to the ones you love. (via Cardstore)

Ease of ordering.

You can upload photos for your card from pretty much anywhere you can imagine - Facebook, Instagram, DropBox, your computer, and many more.

They even have a mobile app (for iPhone, iPad, or Android!) that makes ordering on the go SUPER easy! Find a card you like, add some text, add some pictures, and Cardstore will do the rest. It's really that easy!

Ease of delivering.

Cardstore has an option that you can chose where they will send the card to the recipient for you. How cool is that?! I'm always scrambling around trying to find a stamp (and of course have none and then need to go to the post office) and this option makes sending a breeze! I've never tried this option because the people I am giving my cards to I will be seeing in person, but I'm thinking of trying this option next time because it is so convenient!

I cannot describe the way the cards are packaged when they are sent directly, but when sent to me, the card was packaged so well. It came inside a hard envelope (kind of like those flat, cardboard envelopes you send important papers in via FedEx or UPS overnight) and was in perfect condition. I was very impressed!

You can also upload your address book and Cardstore will save addresses for you so you don't have to go looking for your address book every time you want to send a card. They have it right there for you.

Their shipping time is super fast as well. I think on my last order, they quoted me a week, and I got it well before then.

And, one of my favorite features - future send. This feature would be AMAZING for me because I am so bad at remembering birthdays! It's like once I flip my calendar to the week of the birthday, it's too late to send a card that will be delivered on time. Not only can you personalize it (with pictures or just with words) but you can advance schedule cards to ship. So, knowing that my Dad's birthday is in August, I can make him a personalized card today, and mark that his birthday is August xx and Cardstore will make sure he gets my card on time! Amazing for us busy moms (and us moms with mom/pregnancy brain...even almost 3 years after their kid was born!). Here's how it works : (1) the future send is only available when you choose the "mail to recipient" option, and can be found on the "mailing options" page. (2) just select "schedule a date" when asked about delivery date. (3) cards set up through the future send tool will be mailed via first class standard mail - anywhere in the USA. (4) you will receive a confirmation notice via email after you set up your future sends, and a second email will come once the card has shipped. (via Cardstore). So simple!

Cards for every holiday imaginable.

I've only ever ordered Mother's Day cards from Cardstore, but they offer so much more than that. Of course they have your typical cards like birthdaysanniversariesgraduation, and wedding. But they also have cards for occasions that you wouldn't even think to send (or at least I didn't!) like moving. I especially love that they tell you what day specific holidays are as well because I am horrible with that! Speaking of, I didn't realize that teacher appreciation was next week. Looks like I have some shopping to do. But in all seriousness, you think of an occasion, and they have a card for it!

100% satisfaction guaranteed.

Not that you would ever need it, but Cardstore offers 100% satisfaction guaranteed. I've been 110% happy with all my cards from them so I'm sure you'd never need to but just in case, they offer it. Just contact them within 30 days of receiving your card, tell them you are not happy, and they will fix it and send you a new one free of charge or just give you a refund. Always good to know!

Disclaimer : I was compensated with a free greeting card in order to share this review. All opinions are based on my experience and may not be true for others. All opinions are 100% mine and my love for Cardstore is 100% mine, too!

Now for the fun part! The lovely people at Cardstore were kind enough to let me give away a free card to one of my readers as well! All you have to do is follow the rules below and you could try their amazing cards for free!
Entries are open to US residents only. Giveaway begins on May 1, 2015 at 12:00am and ends on May 7, 2015 at 12:00am. All entries will be verified. Winner will be notified by email by me.

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  1. We get tons of cards from there! Just ordered our Mother's Day cards from Noah to the grandmas :).

  2. I've never used CardStore, but I'll be checking them out the next time we need to send out a big shipment of cards (like, birth announcement)!

  3. That sounds amazing!!! Need to try this!

  4. I've not even heard of them! Sounds great though. I never do cards because I never remember. oops.

  5. Future send? I LOVE IT. They also have s good selection of golden girls cards. You should really change your post to include that too ;)

  6. Love your card! This is my kinda thing... I need someone to do alllll the work for me, ha ha!

  7. I haven't heard of this company, but I need to check them out! Especially love the future date option- that is something I always struggle with, and this sounds like the perfect solution!

  8. LOVE! I did a review for them last year, too. Their cards are pretty awesome!!

  9. How fun!! And such an adorable card..!! :) I remember you talking about them last year, I need to check them out.


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