The holiday season is upon us, replete with Red Starbucks cups and murmurs of Black Friday deals. Sending photo cards is a great way to share recent family pictures but it can get spendy. Here are a few smart ways to save.
Etsy There are so many talented designers who offer quick turnaround on custom cards. Check their rates for printing or get your design as a PDF and find an affordable printing option.
Costco Costco cards are huge (6x7.5"), the print quality is great, they only require a single postage stamp, and they are really inexpensive, only $14.99 for 50 and $5.49 for each additional set of 25. Use one of their designs or upload your own design with the custom template (perhaps from an Etsy seller). Costco sells forever stamps at a slight discount and occasionally has great deals on custom photo stamps.
Online Big Shots Shutterfly has some huge coupon codes that are typically stackable. Tiny Prints posts a daily deal on their blog every Thursday.
Picnik This online photo editing tool has endless fonts and effects. The basic version is free or spring for all of the bells and whistles of a premium account. Find an affordable printing option or send an ecard without spending a dime.
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(Image: Less Ordinary Designs)