I cruised Minted.com for some designs I liked, and found one that caught my eye -- an infographic. I spent some time in council with the Hubs to determine what would be acceptable for our highlights and miscellaneous facts. Once we had the final cut, I designed the card in Photoshop.
Adore! Without a ton of research, I decided to order the cards through iPhoto. I had done Vistaprint for personal cards in the past and though their prices are phenomenal their obsessive marketing techniques are maddening.
iPhoto was also inexpensive (.99 cents per card), fast, easy, of better quality, and came with zero marketing. Clapping.
It did bother me that their shipping was $7.49, but given how inexpensive the cards were, fine.
After we ordered the cards, I started to wonder why on earth we only ordered 25. We decided to only send those to family, and email out the rest to co-workers and friends, which was in the spirit of Zero Waste.
All set for mailing!
Of course, I would have liked to go to The Paper Source and get matching turquoise envelopes, but against my better judgement I decided to be less wasteful and just use the white envelopes they sent me.
We haven't yet gotten around to getting a return address stamp, which is high on my to do list (not really) but oh, how useful it would be to have one. In the absence of a stamp, and my wanting to try to deal with the printer (which is awful), I decided not to write return addresses at all, and left it all up to chance, and the USPS.
I imagine everyone got their holiday cards, but if not, I suppose I'll never know. Happy Holidays!