Parents are probably one of the hardest groups of people to buy for during the holiday season. Well, try having your parent as your boss as well. And try having a boss that's so incredibly generous, caring, and thoughtful that you feel like you'll never measure up to them. Ugh.
Each Christmas us studio staff like to do a little something special for our studio director (my mommy). And each year it gets harder and harder to think outside the box, let alone find the time to get out to the store with the craziness of our annual Winter Showcase approaching. I usually hand-make her card, but I'm finding my time more and more limited these days. So, to the internet I went.
What first drew me to OpenMe was the fact that some of their artists were affiliated with Threadless, so I knew I would love the designs.
They have some really funny cards that I WANTED to choose, but they weren't quite right for this particular situation.
I couldn't decide on just one, there were too many pretty designs! I had my friends on Instagram help me out.
Then I just selected my card and they guided me through the process. This card was blank on the inside, so I was able to add my own personal greeting.
- Pick your cover
- Customize the inside, you can even add a personal photo.
- I chose to add a personal message.
- Preview, and get ready to send :)
You can either choose snail mail or email, I wanted her to open a physical card so I went with snail mail. Then, I wanted to make sure she got it before our Showcase but not too far away so I chose a delivery date.
It gets a little interesting trying to have all of the staff sign the card in secret. Luckily, OpenMe offers an "invite friends to sign option". This way, there was no sneaking around. Everyone just signed it online when they got the chance.
And it's easy as that! That's one big checkmark off my list.
*note: I first tried sending the card using my Safari browser and some of the required address fields weren't visible upon checkout. When I switched to Chrome I had no issues at all.
If you find yourself in a similar conundrum, visit OpenMe.com this holiday season and create personalize cards to send to friends and family via email or snail mail. It's too easy.
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