Paperless Post lets you send gorgeous cards without ever having to buy a stamp again.

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Thank you to Paperless Post for letting us try out your online cards to help us write this post. As always, all opinions are our own.

Remember in the early 2000s when ecards were all the rage and you sent them to EVERYONE just because you could, but actually they were horribly tacky and we should all be ashamed? Well, thankfully it’s 2017 and now there’s a blissful alternative to all that cheesy, animated, and sometimes MIDI-accompanied digital correspondence. It’s called Paperless Post, and it’s a breath of fresh air.

Take the convenience of sending an ecard and add in the style and sophistication you’d get if you picked out a gorgeous card and your favourite local stationary-esque shop.

I honestly adore cards, but if I had a nickel for all the cards I bought and didn’t send out because I hate going to the post office (and who the heck even buys stamps anymore) I’d be a billionaire.

Actually, let me tell you a story that will make me sound like a monster.

My mother threw me a huge baby shower when I was pregnant with my daughter and even though I wrote heartfelt thank you cards for everyone who came… I never sent them. They sat in a drawer, then got put in a box, and then three moves later I think I finally chucked them. Yup. Monster.

But if Paperless Post had been a thing in 2008, I’d have been all set, but founders James and Alexa Hirschfeld actually launched their biz in 2009, so I just missed the mark 😉 Drat.

Here’s how Paperless Post works:

  1. Head to paperlesspost.com and browse through their online cards and invitations
  2. Choose a gorgeous design (there are even cards created by partners like Kate Spade, Rifle Paper Co., and my personal favourite, Julia Rothman)
  3. Customize the text, format, and style of your cards or invitations
  4. Add email addresses and fill out a few other details
  5. Then hit send and you’re done, finito, woohoo!

Paperless Post lets you send gorgeous cards without ever having to buy a stamp again.

Paperless Post lets you send gorgeous cards without ever having to buy a stamp again.

Paperless Post lets you send gorgeous cards without ever having to buy a stamp again.

When you send the card and it gets opened on the other end (you can also get a preview in your inbox so you know it’s looking fab) an animation will play out that takes the card out of the envelope, opens it, and flips it around for your recipient to view. They’ve done great job at keeping this a classy experience.

Paperless Post has a selection of cards that can be sent for free, as well as cards that use their coin currency to customize and make your own. Most cards seem to be priced around 5-8 coins depending on how much you add to them — like pretty envelope liners, stamps, and backgrounds.

Paperless Post lets you send gorgeous cards without ever having to buy a stamp again.

You can use the website interface to design and send your cards, or you can download the app and use it on your phone, which is super handy for a last minute ‘thank you’ or ‘get well’ card that you want to send before you forget. (That’s always the case right??)

Related: 5 rainbow gifts for anyone obsessed with colour.

In a world where we’re all feeling a bit cluttered and hectic, it’s kinda nice to have the option of sending a card that really quite beautiful, but that won’t take up space in someone’s home, you didn’t have to shell out $5-$10 for it, and you’ll know for sure that they received it.

Win-win-win if you ask me.

Paperless Post lets you send gorgeous cards without ever having to buy a stamp again.

Lastly, as a shoutout to all my fellow introverts who write out thank you cards and then never send them, this’ll save you a trip to find out how much stamps cost these days because I have no idea 😉

Thank you to Paperless Post for letting us try out your online cards to help us write this post. As always, all opinions are our own.

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