I am so excited to be bringing you the Kards 4 A Cause Christmas Card Collection this year.
If you have been around me or this blog you probably know I’m an advocate for adoption. And adding a new niece/nephew to our family through adoption just makes my heart so happy.
Not to mention Uncle “Bant” and Aunt Abbey have the Aunt/Uncle thing down pat after the last 4 years and they will be fantastic parents! Any kid that finds their way to the Sandifer house is sure to have a fun life!
Anyways- I’ve had a lot of questions about how this card situation works. So- if you’ve ever ordered custom photo cards/invitations from ETSY- this is basically the same deal.
The best thing is that Kards 4 A Cause are extremely customizable. I️ want you to have a card you love, and quite frankly, I️ would need a year to design every layout I️ imagine. So- With the exception of a few demands, I can alter the colorway, wording, photo layout, etc of every card so you end up with exactly the card you envision!
There are over 40 templates to choose from.
And 4 (optional) back layouts that will coordinate with the front of the card.
And here is how you get your Card off the computer and into the mailbox!
Here’s what YOU do.
1- purchase the card you want by visiting Kards 4 A Cause and adding one to your cart.
2- after your purchase you will receive an email asking you to provide the following information:
- Pictures you wants to use
- Greeting (Merry Christmas, Joy To The World, etc)
- Sentiments (love, The Walton’s!; Happy Holidays , Brant & Abbey; etc)
- Double side layout choice
- Any other alter requests
I will personally place all information and have it back to you as a high resolution .jpg file in 24 hours.
You then print your card at whichever print shop you prefer. Here is a rundown of print shops I️ have used and loved, liked, or hated.
Where Do I Print Kards 4 A Cause?
•Mpix.com – I recommend Mpix above all others. They are first and foremost a photo lab, so they print photos/cards professionally. They have a lot of premium card stock options available, offer rounded corners, and print double-sided. All you need to do is upload your jpeg files here. Tip: When purchasing your printable files request files set-up with standard bleed to ensure no information gets cut off the edges. • Online Stationery/Photo Printers (Shutterfly, Snapfish) – Printing from these vendors is super easy. All you have to do is find a full photo design (or an upload-your-own design) card and upload the jpeg file. They’ll do all the trimming and will send you completely finished printed invitations and envelopes.
• Vistaprint.com – Vistaprint is inexpensive and does a decent job assuming you print on their upgraded linen or heavier card stock. They have very odd sizing (for example their 5×7 is not actually a 5×7 at all)…. so, if you plan to print at Vista, PLEASE let me know prior to purchase so that I can format files appropriately. (Otherwise, the files have to be completely reformatted, which does take a bit of time and you may incur an additional fee). To print, go here, look under the cards menu, pick your size and upload your Vista specific jpeg file(s).
• Photo Labs (Walmart/Walgreens, etc.) – Use this option when you want to print on glossy photo paper (e.g. a photo invitation card). You’ll want to upload the jpeg file to upload to their website or bring the file into the store on a USB drive. This is definitely not my preferred printing method, though. Personally, I prefer Walmart. You can upload the files either as a photo (to print on glossy paper) or as an invitation (to print on photo paper or “stationery” card stock). Depending on which option you purchase, you may need to purchase envelopes as well and can grab the standard white ones in their stationery/business aisle. I do NOT recommend Walgreens or CVS. They have never done a good job printing my photos and the color is always off. Save yourself the hassle.
Thank you so much for putting your face on a Kard 4 A Cause so we can put Baby S on ours!