Although I’m deep in the digital world, I still love sending “Snail mail”. Sending a “Real” greeting card carries its own special message and experience, so I keep a little box filled with blank cards for a variety of situations. It is so useful to have some on hand, and even at that, I often find myself looking through the aisles at the store, searching for a specific kind of card. My Grandma and I both agree that card quality is declining and we both have a harder time finding the right card these days – I used to think that perhaps Grandma and I were the only ones left still looking for cards. 😉
However, that’s not true, and there are services like CardNest out there to prove it. CardNest is a UK-based subscription service for greeting cards, which delivers 3 cards to your door every month. The cards you will receive are a mystery, and could be for any variety of occasions. This is perfect for me, because I purposely try to keep a selection of cards around so I can be prepared for various occasions!
When I received my first shipment, I crossed my fingers that there would be a “Thank you” card included. I had been looking all over my local stores for the “Right” kind of thank you card and hadn’t found any I liked. Sure enough, my packet included this “I’m so grateful” card. Yes! This was just what I had been looking for – fun and cute, without being too over the top or too stupid. Spot on! The other two cards included a cute “Thinking of you” card – always good to have in the card stash – and an adorable birthday card featuring a menagerie of cartoon animals eating cake.
The second shipment I received contained 2 birthday cards and a blank “Cheers” card, which would be an appropriate congratulatory card for weddings, promotions, etc. – I love blank cards that I can apply to different situations as they arise!
I received my final shipment this month, which contained 2 Christmas cards and 1 birthday card.
I’ve already used one of the Christmas cards, which I attached to a gift I was wrapping!
I really love the quality and artist designs on these cards – they are fun, adorable and whimsical, without being cloying. They fit my taste perfectly and I will use every single one of them!