Saturday, October 30, 2010

Storkie Express: Holiday Card Review

It's never too early to start thinking about the annual Christmas card! Recently, I got to try a service for customized holiday cards, that was new to me. It's always fun to try out something new, and now that I've done the "test drive", I can't wait to share the results with you!
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Ever since we became a family of three, we've sent out photo Christmas cards, so naturally that was my first stop at Storkie.com. There were a lot of choices and styles from sophisticated to cutesy; it was hard to choose! I think they've even added several more choices since I ordered. I was just browsing over there again and saw a bunch I don't remember.

ER helped me pick the Decorative Penguins Photo design. She exclaimed, "Oh Mommy, they're just so CUTE," as soon as she saw it. If you click the link to our design above, you'll notice that the example background is purple. We picked green because I thought it went better with our beachy picture, but we could also have chosen pink or blue.

That was one of my favorite part about designing our Christmas cards on Storkie.com. With just a few clicks I could easily preview the various background choices. You might also notice that I changed the font color and adjusted the font size. It was easy to do both and get exactly the look I wanted.

Another really fun option you can choose is to add bling to your card. On this one you can add a 3D gemstone to the red bow, red star, or both. It's an additional ten cents per bling per card, so twenty cents per card for both. I choose not too, but in hindsight I really regret it. I think it's one of the things that really sets Storkie.com apart and it would've been just $4 extra dollars for my set of twenty cards. A small amount to really make your family's greeting card stand out from the others. The ordering process was quick and easy. I ordered them on October 4th, they shipped on the 6th, and were on my door step on the 12th. Pretty good turn around time for a custom printed product. They came packaged in a nice box with tissue paper for a really nice presentation.

Included with my review set of photo Christmas cards, and with all card orders, are white envelopes. Mine were upgraded to include our return address printed on the back flap, also in the Murry Hill font used on the card so they coordinate perfectly. It's such a nice touch and saves me an extra step too.

The cards themselves are printed on a matte smooth recycled cardstock. The graphics are nice and crisp. The photo looks sharp too. I'm really pleased with the overall look and feel of the cards and envelopes. As well as the substantial dimensions, they're just over 7"X5".

Where Storkie.com really shines is with all the little extras you can choose to make your holiday cards special. Besides adding a photo to your card there are many ways to customize your Christmas cards ranging from adding bling, colored envelope liners, envelope seals, and even custom stamps! I think those are great ways to make your holiday greeting really special and get noticed by your recipients.

You can learn more about Storkie Express on their Facebook Fan Page and follow them on Twitter.

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This product review was made possible by the Double Duty Divas. I was not compensated for this review other than a product sample provided by Storkie Express Inc. All opinions are 100% mine.

2 Friends Said:

T said...

I've never heard of this company so I'll have to check them out. Instead of buying the expensive ones from the photographer, I think I'll use an online service this year too.

Lindsey said...

Those are so cute! I just got my Christmas cards too and I love them. Nothing beats photo cards!

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