I’ve used Cardstore for the past 2 years for our family holiday cards thanks to ridiculous Cyber Monday deals. My wife just ordered 64 cards on card stock paper for $24.96, which includes postage on the cards. Use the coupon code “CCN2639″ at checkout to get the $0.39 per card pricing deal. Our cart price was over $100 before she entered the coupon code. Check it out here on Cardstore’s site.
Cardstore.com is back with another solid deal on holiday cards this year. I took a chance with Cardstore last year for our family’s holiday cards and was pleasantly surprised with the quality and service. We (er, my wife) entered out Christmas card list addresses and Cardstore mailed them all out for us.
Now through Nov. 25, you get 75% off holiday cards and invites from Cardstore.com when you use the coupon code “CCN2175“. Additionally, you get free shipping for the cards, which means they mail the cards for you! This was the part of the deal that I couldn’t get over. It saves a ton in postage, which is always a big expense for our Christmas cards.
Want to jazz up your Christmas cards this year and be a little greener in the process? Animoto has a cool product for you.
They’ve got three variations of dynamic, animated holiday video greetings that can be easily shared online via email or website. In minutes, Animoto lets anyone create personalized videos – just upload your favorite photos and video clips, add personalized text, pick a song to match the mood, and Animoto takes care of the rest.
It’s not only a paperless, Earth-friendly way to send your holiday well wishes out, it’s also budget friendly – 30-second videos are free, full-length videos cost just $3, and an annual subscription is only $30; high-resolution downloads are just $5 and DVDs cost $20.
The above video took me about 10 minutes or so to make, which included importing photos from a SmugMug gallery (a very cool feature that’s integrated within Animoto).
Red River Paper has published a video that gives an overview of their paper selection and printing capabilities for holiday cards. It’s a bit on the commercial pitch side of the coin; however, those of you interested in printing your own holiday cards might get something out of it.
Red River Paper keeps telling me how great their products are; however, I generally get all of my printing needs covered through MyPhotopipe, Mpix, SmugMug (via Bay Photo) or locally at Thompson Photo (all of which do a bang up job). For those self-printing types out there, Red River Paper does have the endorsement of Derrick Story over at The Digital Story, who is a pretty trustworthy source.
If any of you have thoughts on your own use of Red River Paper, feel free to drop a comment below.