18 Lovely Sympathy Cards To Let Them Know You’re thinking of Them

We’ve all experienced a time in our lives where hardships fall into our laps — whether unexpected or not. Rough times are always made better, even if just a tad bit, with the presence of loved one’s. Sometimes that might mean having a meal prepared for us or simply having someone sit with us. We’ve all been there. So when you know someone in need of some extra love, make sure you’re around to make their day(s) just a little less sucky.

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10 Cute Easter Cards & a Handy Spring Activities Checklist

Easter is Sunday, April 1st and we’re already starting to feel all the pastel chocolate-y feels! Who wouldn’t be excited for chocolate bunnies and best of all — spring! Flowers will be in bloom-mode and that almost always means good moods for everyone. But before we start brunching outdoors and doing spring cleaning, we’ll be celebrating Easter and all the traditions that go along with it. Painting the eggs with the kiddos and Easter egg hunts will be all the rage, but before the celebrations begin Easter greeting cards will need to be mailed. It’s nice to send cards to family and friends that are close by, but even better to mail Easter cards to those loved ones who aren’t able to spend the holiday with us. Remember to place your easter greeting cards into the mail with enough time to allow them to reach the recipients. Usually a week or so in advance is perfect timing.  Continue reading

14 Custom Wedding Thank You Cards to Send in 5 Minutes

Walking down the aisle and committing yourself to a life of partnership is pretty stellar. That’s big a reason you end up with ton of gifts piled up in your [new] living room. Your friends and loved ones have taken the time to pick out something they think you’re going to love. Or maybe they just blindly picked from your registry — that’s probably best anyway. Either way, each gift comes from a place of thoughtfulness which deserves a proper wedding thank you card. Wouldn’t you agree? header (1)

Feeling a bit overwhelmed? We asked the folks from Zola, an online wedding planning suite, for some handy tips to get you organized. “In order to keep everything organized and stress-free, keep track of the guest list, who RSVP’d, who sent a gift, and what they gave. Zola allows couples to manage their guest list and use its Thank-You Note Manager. This will export a list of which guests got you what gifts and when they purchased them. The general rule is that thank-you notes for shower gifts should be mailed within two or three weeks, and early wedding gifts should be acknowledged before the wedding day. After the wedding, thank-you notes should be sent within three months. It’s important to stay on top of these not only because it’s polite, but who would want that to pile up?! Get it done while it’s still fresh in your memory.” Continue reading

Expert Opinions: #1 Challenge in Planning a Wedding

Loser drops the wedding cake during the wedding ceremonyIf you’ve ever planned any event whatsoever, you’d know that there are a bunch of moving parts that have to be tamed. When planning a wedding, imagine a million times more moving parts plus the whole getting married part. What we’re trying to say is planning a wedding is no small feat. Everything from creating a guest list, sending out save the dates, picking out a menu and coordinating with all the vendors. There are million things to do. And while Postable can come in real handy when it comes to collecting mailing addresses from your guest list, there are just some tasks even we can’t hack.

Planning a wedding is hard work. Anyone who has taken on this challenge will tell you it’s no walk in the park. But a select few folks out there make wedding planning look easy (it’s not). We wanted to know the number one challenge in planning a wedding directly from the expert source — the wedding planner.

Are you about to set out to plan a wedding of your own? Checkout what these wedding planners have to say first. Continue reading

Instagram Giveaway: Vote & Win!

blog imageIt’s that time yet again, for us to give away more free cards! And you can send a whole lot of cards with $100. Follow these easy rules to enter and win.

Vote and tell us your favorite wedding invitation design! 

To enter:

1. Follow @postabledotcom 

2. Comment to vote for your favorite card (#1#2 etc.)

3. Tag 3 friends in your comment 

3 random people will be chosen to win $100 each of FREE cards

*Contest ends 3/7*

13 Photo Save the Dates to Add Your Engagement Photos

You probably spent a whole lot of time picking out the perfect wedding photographer and choosing the perfect outfit for your engagement photos. Why not use the new photos on your photo save the dates? As much fun as it is to share those new photos on Instagram, adding them to your save the date cards will probably put them on your friends’ and family’s coveted fridges! But how will you ever choose? Your wedding photographer has likely sent you more photos than you know what to do with. If you whittle down your photos to your top 5, you can then play around with different photo save the date templates and see which one you like the best.

Remember, whatever photo and card template you choose, make sure to keep it in theme with the rest of your wedding. If you’re going for a beach themed wedding using winter themed save the date cards will not make any sense. At the end of the day, however, you do you. You don’t have to follow any strict rules, if you see a design that you absolutely love. Use it. Continue reading

What Makes This Free Online Address Book So Easy-to-Use

address_book_main_screenThe rumors are true. Postable’s free online address book really is THAT great. In the age of all-things-digital, having an online address book can come in real handy. Think you’ll never need someone’s physical mailing address? Think again. How will you send that personal birthday card or send out those thank you notes for your kid’s latest birthday party. Surely you don’t think sending a quick text message on your mom’s birthday is going to cut it? Or think posting a giant ‘Thank you’ on your relative’s Facebook walls is sufficient? Personal birthday and thank you cards are kind of a must. Sending snail mail is all part of being an adult, but collecting and organizing mailing addresses doesn’t have to suck. On that note, sending snail mail can be as easy as sending an email with Postable. Just pick a card, write your message, choose your recipient from your handy free online address book and click send. Postable does the rest. Yes. It’s that easy. Continue reading