Time to celebrate! My child’s first birthday is fast approaching! Now most families hold a simple party or a small dinner in honor of a child’s 1st birthday, but not mine; we have a whole roasted pig coming for crying out loud! Aside from the fun ridiculousness that will be my child’s birthday, I knew I had to have cute invitations to his party with photos and NOT come from the usual websites one would normally go to (you know what I mean).
Enter Photocard Designs!
One standout feature is that ALL the invitations include at least one photo (that is edited and cleaned up) starting at $0.99 per invite (minimum order of 25) with envelopes. Compared to many other photo invitation websites, this is CHEAP, once you consider the other services you get in that $0.99 cost.
Once you browse through their designs, you can see why I chose them to create my child’s invitation. Each design can be personalized (in terms of font, color choices, wording; you could even choose an invitation from their ‘wedding’ category and change it into a ‘birthday’ invite!) and you receive three FREE e-proofs to review before your card is sent to be printed. There are also a variety of cards to choose from in terms of paper (regular photo paper to cardstock). Plus, there is an extensive FAQ, upfront pricing information and detailed information about your options. If you prefer to email the invitation out or send to your own lab, they also provide this service for $30 for a 4×6 version or $35 for a 5×7 version (this service comes with unlimited e-proofs).
Ordering and putting my information was quite easy (just fill in your information and any changes you want in the appropriate fields). Turnaround time was FAST. I ordered on a Monday night, received and approved the proof the next day and it was shipped out that Friday. I found that her stated turnaround timeframes were spot-on!
I chose the metallic photo paper which is like a high gloss photo with a metallic look. It made my invitation POP! Everyone who has received it has commented on 1. How cute and different they were and 2. What in the world was that paper it was printed on?!
I loved my experience with Photocard Designs for their fast turnaround, competitive pricing, unique options and of course their cute designs and will definitely use them again for their other services (maybe some personalized notecards or notepads!).
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-Contributed by Ann