In today’s world of digital connection, we somehow have lost a bit of the real world connection we share with others. People don’t call or send letters like they used to. They send text messages, instant messages or e-vites. As busy mamas, we don’t even have time to stop at the store and thoughtfully pick out a card, because everything requires so much of our attention, especially when our kids are awake.
Thankfully, we just discovered Signed, cards. With this service, you could sit down after the kids head to bed, and create beautiful handwritten cards that can be sent out in as little as 3 business days, all without having to go to the store or the post office. You could even pre-schedule cards to go out during various times in the year, so you don’t forget an important birthday or anniversary again. As bloggers, this could also be a useful business tool in which you send handwritten thank you notes to PR reps and Brand clients you work with.
The whole process is very simple, and we are going to walk you through it, so you can order your first card. Best of all, unlike some services that might seem similar, you are not locked into to paying a monthly fee or buying a certain amount of cards. You can order whenever you want and pay the same low price of just $4.95 for the card, envelope and stamp included.
To start off with, you can select the card you want to send using a variety of different filters, such as the occasion the card is meant for. Since it is a newer service, they’re building up their portfolio of card designs, but they already have over 1300 cards to choose from.
Once you’ve found the card that fits what you are looking for, you select it. Then you will see the front and inside of the card. You can buy the card without signing it, in case you just want to have it on hand for the future. Or, you can save the card for later. But, the majority of the time, you will be ready to sign and order when you are visiting the site or app.
After clicking to sign the card, you will be prompted to write your message on a white sheet of paper. Once you are done with that, you can click “I’ve Written My Message.”
If you are creating the card from the desktop, you will be prompted to enter your cell phone number so they can text you a special link. Once you have typed in your number, you will click “Send Me a Text Message.”
Shortly after that, you will get a text like the one below. You will click this link in order to move on to the next step in the process. It will take you to the uploads page for your card.
Then, you will click “Take a Photo of My Note.” You will line up the letter in your phone’s camera and take a picture.
Next, using Signed, cards’ patent pending technology, you will see your note transposed into the inside of the card on the screen. You can move the words or make them bigger/smaller, so that it fits just right inside.
You are again given the option to save the card, or to buy it. Once you click to buy it, select the date you would like to send it, and enter all of your payment info; you will see a confirmation on the screen that you are finished. For just $4.95, they include the card, envelope, and stamp, along with your handwritten note inside.
The card will arrive in about 3 business days, though holidays may effect delivery time. Even though they have quick delivery, it’s better to schedule the cards in advance if you want to make sure they arrive before a major event.
And as you can see from the below pic, the card looks like a handwritten card. This is a great way to maintain, build and grow real world relationships with others. People might read their books on tablets now, but they still like receiving cards in the mail.
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Disclosure: We received samples and compensation in exchange for providing this walk-through. All opinions expressed are our own.