At a time when communication comes in so many forms, handwritten notes and greeting cards may seem to be too much trouble. When we’re thinking of a friend, we can email, call, send a text message, use an ecard, or deliver a digital plant on Facebook. Maybe because of this, getting a greeting card that’s mailed the old fashioned way can be memorable. We put greeting cards on our mantles. We hang them in the doorway for the holidays. We tuck them away in drawers for safekeeping. Cards make us smile. Still, the average American only buys and sends about ten greeting cards each year. Why? Well, it takes time to find the right card, say the right words, and send it out. Cards are expensive, too. The average greeting card retails for $2.50.
There’s now an easier way to send cards. It’s called, appropriately enough, Send Out Cards, and it’s an online application that allows you to send paper greeting cards to friends and family – without getting a stamp or signing your name. Here’s how it works: users first choose a card from a selection online. Need a birthday card for your mother? No problem. Need a sympathy card for a coworker? There’s quite a selection. Need a congratulations card for a friend who just got a new horse? There’s actually a card online just for you. Once you’ve chosen your card, you can write (er, type) your message for the inside. There are surprisingly realistic looking handwriting fonts to choose from – and if you’d like your own script to be turned into a font, Send Out Cards can create one for you. Once you have your message, add the address of your recipients, select the date you’d like it to arrive (it can be ASAP or a date months in the future), and click send. You can even include a gift card if you want.
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