I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do about Ryan’s thank you cards for his first birthday party. Since I designed and printed the very on-theme invitations myself, I did want to customize my Paper Culture thank you cards by incorporating the Very Hungry Caterpillar somehow.
I’d decided to wait until the big day was over before I ordered our cards because I hoped to get some great first birthday photos. Not so much. The little guy was either overwhelmed or overtired and we got one smiling photo but it wasn’t exactly photo card material.
So the day after the party I got to work and looked through the designs. It took me a while to realize that you can actually completely customize the layout of the back of the card. At first I thought you could only change the color. Once I realized that, I was able to make the card that I really wanted and I went with the ribbon photo thank you cards.
I took Ryan’s 12 month photo and superimposed The Very Hungry Caterpillar, then I placed that on the front of the card. On the back, I found a layout that included an additional photo so I used that one smiling image and in the text area I placed a note to all of our guests to thank them for coming. Cause I hate writing out cards. Now all I have to do is stamp and seal – yay!
Concerned about the environment? You might like to know that Paper Culture prints on 100% post consumer recycled paper and they plant a tree with every order. You can dedicate your tree to someone special and leave a message: I dedicated mine to the little man.
Freebies with every order. Paper Culture offers free rounded corners on cards and address labels. They also have a mailing service called Mail & Message so they’ll actually send your cards out for you when you pay the cost of the stamp. That’s also free. Cool beans, right?
I’m really happy with how the cards came out. They’re sturdy with vibrant print and I didn’t kill a tree in the process.
Paper Culture provided me with a $50 voucher to place my order. All opinions are my own.