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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Thank You Cards

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There are many thank you cards out there to send to your guests after the wedding. Some of you may choose a package offered by your stationer so that all the stationary you send out matches. Some of you may choose to have a package from your photographer.

However, if you’re thinking of making your own cards, and you want digitally printed photo cards, then this blog post is for you. 

Photo Cards!

wedding_thank_yousAs regular blog visitors will know, photos are one of my favourite parts of a wedding. I think that the photo wedding cards are a bit like a memento of the day for your guests to  keep.

There are a lot of companies which offer photo cards, it’s a bit of a maze out there. A lot of companies such as Funky Pigeon, Moon Pig and Hallmark all have photo thank you cards, as does Photobox and Vista Print. You can also order cards from Optimal Print, Kodak Gallery and Snap Fish.

I’m going to focus on the companies I might use to send my wedding thank you cards, Funky Pigeon, Moon Pig, Hallmark, Photobox, Snap Fish and Hallmark. I chose these companies to look at more closely because I want a company with a strong internet presence, I want a well known company and I want designs that I like.

Snap Fishsnapfish-thank-you-cards

Snap Fish offer over 839 different Thank You card designs. I look at the designs first when I’m choosing a site, and I liked the designs from Snap Fish. The designs are similar to those on other sites, however those are popular designs.

One thing I liked about the Snap Fish cards were that the cards are priced individually ranging from 72p to 22p. The cards are produced in bulk, which is what you want when you’re thanking as many as 300 guests!

Personally, I’d like a card with at least 3 or 4 photos on it, to give guests a reminder of your day and this is possible with the Snap Fish templates. A side menu to the left gives you the option to choose how many photos you’d like on your card. When I searched for 4+ photos on Snap Fish, it came up with 94 templates.

All the snap fish bulk buy cards come with envelopes. 

Funky Pigeonfunky-pigeon

I’ve liked the Funky Pigeon cards for a while, and often choose Funky Pigeon for my  friend’s birthday cards. (Hmm, that reminds me.. ) Funky Pigeon does have good, modern, bright designs. I find the Funky Pigeon website easy to navigate and they have large buttons to click on to select weddings.

There are a few templates on Funky Pigeon, much less than on Snap Fish. When I chose a photo design card at random, and changed the quantity to 100, each card would cost 99p. While you can order in bulk from Funky Pigeon, it’s not a bulk printing website, in my opinion.

However, saying that, I think Funky Pigeon do have some really good designs and they are my favourite site for birthday cards.

Moon Pigmoon-pig

I find that if you can’t see a design you like on Funky Pigeon, you’ll see it on Moon Pig. A very similar idea but with completely different designs. .

There are a range of designs on Moon Pig, similar in style to those on Funky Pigeon, but very different too, if that makes sense.

They have a lot more multi-photo designs, which I like, and offer a bulk buy option, 8 postcard cards at £6.00. (That’s 75p a card.) The postcards are 145mm by 103mm, not huge but big enough to write a nice thank you message to your guests.

Moon Pig has 31 wedding thank you card templates. They also offer 4 small cards for £6.00 which are 144mm by 102mm. (That’s £1.50 a card.)

Moon Pig has some really good designs, some funny and quirky, others cute and touching. I think the small cards are the best but I think £1.50 is a bit expensive if you have quite a few guests.

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In my opinion, Hallmark has more arty and classic designs. They don’t include photo fill ins in their designs, but you can still have a good idea of how your cards are going to look.

There are even fewer designs for thank you cards offered by Hallmark on this website and only a handful of them are photo cards.

There is a multi-buy option, with 70p per card when you order 50+ postcard style cards with £3.99 for postage and packing.

I like the way all the costs are outlined and detailed on their website, it means that when budgeting for your wedding you know exactly how much it is going to cost you.

Photoboxphotobox

Photobox have a lovely range of printed items, and wedding thank you cards are included. From such a busy website, the thank you card range isn’t huge but they do have the fantastic option to make your search of their website specific. I went straight to the search page and ticked the 3+ photos cards.

I clicked on the panoramic cards, they are offered at £9.99 for 10 cards. They are flat cards but it’s possible to write on the back with white envelopes included in the price.

I do think the envelopes are important as you’ll be posting out your thank you cards, and buying envelopes from an alternative website will only add costs to your budget.

Which ever place you decide to choose for your photo thank you cards, I believe there are a few things you should consider:

  • Design
  • Price
  • Envelopes
  • Bulk buying ability

With all that in mind, I hope you have fun choosing your wedding thank you cards, because when you send them out, you’ll be married!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you cards can help you express your gratitude to someone who makes a difference in your life. We cannot repay the love and warmth.thank you card

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