A few years ago, I stopped buying generic, pricey greeting cards and started making my own cards. It’s easy and fun to customize a card and more meaningful to the recipient. Just add photos, your own heartfelt message and with the click of a button, your card is created and shipped without having to leave the house—and all for less than $5!
Why we love it
- Try to include photos – throwback photos go over well!
- Got writer’s block? Include a meaningful quote or lyrics from a favorite song.
- Not ideal for last-minute gifting. Since it typically takes 2-8 days to deliver, be sure to plan ahead.
A Few of Our Favorites
We’ve rounded up some of the best resources for personalized cards to make it even easier for you to get started!
BEST OVERALL: Cardstore.com by American Greetings – has a great selection of cards for a wide variety of occasions.The designs are modern, simple and not too cheesy, and we found the writing to be more thoughtful and heartfelt compared to others. They also offer a print-to-store option at your local Target store, perfect for you last minute gift givers! Note: This is a pricier option, with cards starting at $3.59 (postage included).
BEST MOBILE APP: Ink Cards by Sincerely (iOS/Android) – customizing cards is super easy from your mobile device with your photos and contacts all in one place. This app is easy to navigate, and offers cards starting at $2 each (postage included). We love their fresh, modern designs and format options. You can send as a card, postcard or order in bulk.
BEST DIY OPTION: – Unleash your creativity with Canva, a FREE online design tool, to customize your own greeting card. Choose from dozens of free and premium (cost $1) templates created by their design community. Unlike other custom card services, Canva gives you the option to customize everything – colors, text and repurpose existing card templates. Best of all, you can download your card and email it for free, print out at home or at your local printer.