Holiday Cards?

We have been sending holiday cards out for decades.  The list gets longer and longer every year.  I love seeing cards pour in from new friends and old friends.  The last few years we have used Red Stamp to send out our cards on paper.  I am contemplating doing an ecard through Red Stamp but might just stick with the postcard.  The reason is that if the card goes to the head of the household then the rest of the family might not see the card. We put them in a big bowl and everyone looks for the new cards every day.

Bottom line, I am using Red Stamp.  Why Red Stamp?  In full disclosure I am an investor so that is of course one reason.  I can support a woman-led business.  It only costs me $1.19 per postcard including postage.  I can send an eco-friendly card.  You get to create a fantastic card on their app be it on your iPhone, the web and also iOS.  You could also support Donors Choose using their app.  BTW, Red Stamp will print and mail your cards for you.  I did that last year.  Brilliant.  Made my life so easy. 

It couldn't be easier to create a card that represents you and hit send…and Red Stamp helps you manage your correspondence.  The new app launched this weekend.  They are in public beta although many have been using the iPhone app for awhile now they have spread their wings and added other functions on other platforms.  You don't only have to use this app for the holidays, it was the number one downloaded app last Valentines Day.  You can send a card or a photo on a beautiful card any day, any time, anywhere.  Modern correspondence at our finger tips.


Comments (Archived):

  1. daryn

    We’ve used TinyPrints for our birth announcements and holiday cards over the past few years. Will checkout Red Stamp. There’s something about the tradition of physical cards that I love around the holidays.One thing I still insist on is hand-addressing the envelopes. It’s tedious (and my wife usually does 90% of them after seeing my penmanship) but labels or preaddressed typed envelopes still feel a little too impersonal.

    1. Gotham Gal

      I have done that for years except for last year. Based on the last few months I am going to have red stamp to it for me. Phew

      1. daryn

        No kidding, I don’t fault you there at all!

    2. Erin Newkirk

      Hi Daryn. Totally get this. Who doesn’t love a handwritten anything? We are currently testing the offering of sending your postcards to you to hand address + send back out.Bottom line, correspondence is incredibly personal. And each send is different. Our mission is to make relationships stronger based on the maxim “It’s the thought that counts.”Happy Holidays!

    3. Laura Yecies

      Shutterfly will address/stamp for you – I’ve had them do that for bulk invites/cards

  2. Laura Yecies

    Just went to the site and got stuck – maybe I’m missing something – is it just postcards or are there real cards in envelopes?

    1. Erin Newkirk

      Hi Laura. Right now, our offering is digital + physical postcards. You customize, we print + send. We are always eager to hear what people are looking for in their efforts to make their relationships stronger, so thanks for the feedback!

      1. Laura Yecies

        What I’m looking for in print (and my holiday cards will be print for the forseeable future) is a folded card in an envelope. In terms of digital – just tested it out on the website – got the confirmation page that the card was ordered but not received an hour later by my test account.

        1. Erin Newkirk

          Hi, Laura. Looking into this now. We use SendGrid / Return Path so we’ll get to the bottom of this.

          1. Laura Yecies

            my sending email address is lyecies at yahoo dot com

          2. Erin Newkirk

            Hi Laura. Tracked it down. You found a bug, we squashed it! So, let us treat you to a paper postcard send. Ok if we email you the details at your yahoo address?

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  3. William Mougayar

    I love the UI on their website. Downloading the iphone App now, and will use them for sure. Thanks.

    1. Erin Newkirk

      Thanks, William. Very kind. With the iPhone app you can also text, post to Instagram + Twitter, in addition to the web app where you can paper mail, email, Facebook.And keep your eye on the UI. The thought is easy, breezy…we still have a ways to go, but it’s an exciting challenge.

  4. Erin Newkirk

    Thanks, Joanne! And we love working on the Wilson holiday card. :)We are definitely in beta, so we *love* any and all feedback. Everyone knows this is the smartest community around…Happy Holidays!

  5. kenberger

    They could nickname their app “fridge friend”– because that’s exactly where i magnet paste the cards i receive each year 🙂

  6. Joanne

    I am going to try this too – great reminder post – Erin I am excited to try your new version 🙂

    1. Erin Newkirk

      Fantastic! Let me know what you think. Happy Holidays!