Friday, October 16, 2009

Customized Postcards from UPrinting {Review & Giveaway}

{This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to those who entered!}

As well as pondering the need of birthday cards for kids, another thing that has been in my mind from Big Sister E's Rock Star Party is that of sending thank you cards. My mom raised me with the idea that you always take the time to send a handwritten thank you card after receiving gifts and that quality is something that I plan on passing to my children.

I'm not claiming that I have always enjoyed writing a note of thanks (particularly after receiving new baby gifts when Big Sister E was born. I just wanted to take a nap instead) but, in the end, I always felt good about it. Appreciation is an important thing and I want to raise Big Sister E and Little Sister B to know that people gave them presents (whether for their birthday, the holidays or something else) because they care. Sure, you can say thank you to them in person or on the phone, but who wouldn't love a card really expressing gratitude?

You can walk into any number of stores and find thank you cards in a wide variety of styles and genres for kids or adults that are just fine. But what if you got this one?

Just a thought. It'd be great to send out for pretty much anything, though!

Along with all of the other great items that UPrinting.com has, they offer a great way to personalize your own postcards in almost any size or style! Whether you are getting ready to send out Holiday cards or promotions about your Etsy shop, UPrinting postcards are a unique and creative way to create customized postcards to perfectly suit your needs.

I especially love that UPrinting allows you to start with a blank canvas and use your design skills or they have a huge gallery of templates to give you a starting point.

Insert a picture of your own family and you're all set for the holidays!

What a great way to advertise your store!

I like the thank you card design that I came up with, but I think I might go through the templates UPrinting offers to see what else I can come up with. And, due to the generosity of UPrinting.com...

One lucky person will win 100 postcards* (a $50+ value) of their own!


To enter to win your 100 postcards*: Tell me how you would use the postcards if you won. Do you have an idea already? Please do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile. I have to have a way to contact the winner.


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*Postcards will be 4" x 6," printed on 14pt cardstock gloss and have full color on both sides. This giveaway includes FREE UPS Ground Shipping in the USA. Canadian residents are required to pay shipping fees and taxes.

Giveaway will end on October 28th at 11:59pm CST. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. Prize will be awarded by coupon code on November 6th, 2009. Giveaway open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.


A big thank you to UPrinting.com for providing me with 100 postcards of my own, as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. For me, I'm planning on creating some great thank you cards... after I finish looking through all of the design templates that you offer to get more cool ideas!

120 comments:

rb109972 said...

I would use them to send out the invite to our family reunion. Thanks for the chance

MJ said...

I teach kindergarten. I joined a postcard exchange. These would be great!

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The Penny-Pinching Mama said...

I'd probably use these to create invitations to Emma's first birthday party. Thanks for the giveaway!

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SandyM204 said...

I would use them to send out invitations to our anniversary party this year.

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aajacques said...

I would use these for my personal shopping business.

Sonya said...

I would use them to enter snail mail sweeps. Thanks!

Sophia's Mom said...

i would use the postcards to advertise my online magazine about nurseries that i will be launching soon!
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Mami2jcn said...

I would have Christmas cards printed, featuring my 3 kids.

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metalmomma said...

i would use them for my photography business as handouts.

aimee said...

I would use them to promote our neighborhood association.

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Donnetta said...

I would use them for holiday cards!

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smdrm said...

I would use the postcards to enter sweepstakes to win more prizes.

Marie said...

I would use it for the upcoming holiday and send it to all of my family and friends.

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Thankfully Thrifty said...

I would use them for Christmas cards! I love the postcard idea!
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Katerina @ GirlWithARing said...

I just finished making save-the-dates, and I would love to print them on these cards.

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Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

I would use them for wedding announcements.

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The Thomas Family said...

I would use them for Christmas cards.

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alwayshopeful said...

I would use a fav pic of mine for christmas cards!
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Mijal Photography said...

I would use the postcards as advertising for our company.
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masonsgranny59 said...

I would have a family Christmas card printed:)

texaslady22 said...

I would like to use these as Thank You Cards--and the ones you designed are so cute. Get those for sure!!

Jason said...

I would make cards for my department

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Sue said...

My husband just opened a new dental practice and these would be great to get the word out!

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Bombtastic Belle said...

I'd send them out as "hey, how are you?" cards since we have no family here and write a lot of people back home - who doesn't love getting snail mail?
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Egare1 said...

I'd use these as birth announcements for my little one!

mchavez718 said...

I would use these as holiday business post cards.
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degood said...

I would use them to promote a charity auction I am involved with. I would put the logo on the front, and the info on the back and mail them to people I think would be interested in the event.

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Maria said...

i'd make my family's holiday cards.
thank you!
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chazvgo said...

I would use them for our Christmas Card this year :)

pms3237 said...

I would use them for my gift basket business clients

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I would use them for my gift basket business

FDP 4 Life said...

i would use them as Christmas cards

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Cindy said...

Christmas Cards!

Gabriel J. said...

I would have Christmas cards printed.

brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway…We would use them for Xmas & New Year’s party invites.

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Gianna said...

Christmas cards :)

lilyk said...

I would use the postcards as birthday cards.

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