Saturday, January 08, 2011

IS IT IMPERSONAL?

There are so many creative ways with technology, to show your gratitude. But are they too cold?
There are different online companies that will assist you with cards, calenders and anything you want captured and cherished. There's companies that will even send out the cards on the days you put into the computer. They'll take a copy of your "handwriting," and when they print the cards to be mailed out, they'll use a font as close to if not exact to match your handwriting.

The most work you need to do is risk carpel tunnel syndrome or tendinitis by sitting down on your duff entering in all the birthdays and anniversaries for the online company to personalize and you're just about finished. Aside from making the payment, of course.

But is that cold? Is it more valuable if you buy the card yourself and write out your thanks? Some people think so.

I love making cards by using the different online companies. Naturally each one has different perks, and values.

I think that if there's a good balance of old school and new, you don't ever run the risk of an ungrateful recipient.

But keep in mind that for some people that you are so sweet to think of, will never be happy with whatever your method may be, so in the long run, does it truly matter that you send Grandma a card directly from the online service you used?

It could matter. But the best way around this?

Use your kids and pets as props.
Even if it is still an online generated card, if you make your favorite little guys/gals and furs part of the thoughtfulness, even the oldest of old school Grammy can only complain about so much.

Here's the one I made recently for thank you cards.
Which I will also include a handwritten message in each one.

Classic Scarlet Thank You 5x7 folded card
Modern greeting cards and party invitations by Shutterfly.
View the entire collection of cards.

No, this is not a paid to post ad. This is just me showing you my card. You can actually create your cards and post them on blogger or other social media online sources.

I just wanted to show you my creation, and also to give you a peek at how much our boys have grown.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
LOVE,
ONE CRUSTY MOM-E, BIGDOG DAD,
JACK, SULLY AND BEN
*and our Marina, too*

3 comments:

Cheryl said...

The first thing I thought of was how much the boys had grown!

I love getting picture cards, but miss a handwritten note. Like you said, you can't please everyone. I love the boys holding up their thank-you signs.

Happyone :-) said...

I think all kinds of cards are good. No matter what, at least you are being remembered. You're right though, some people you can never please.

KathyA said...

I really enjoy making cards from photos I've taken -- and I don't think it's too impersonal at all.

And I agree with Cheryl: the boys have gotten so big!!