Monday, October 3, 2011

Greeting Cards and a Giveaway

Recently, I was contacted by www.GreetingCardUniverse.com and asked if I would review their cards on the blog. I love cards and stationary, so I checked out the site. There were some very cute and very beautiful cards, and I like that they are created by individual artists from all over the world. In the interest of an informed review, I sifted through every single page of cat cards on the site, and there were a lot. There were many different styles, from cartoons to paintings to photos (the paintings were my favorite). If you know what you're looking for, the search feature is pretty effective, so you can enter things like, "cat blank watercolor" to narrow things down.

www.GreetingCardUniverse.com asked me to pick out five cards. Here are the cards I selected (click the pictures to look at the cards on the website):

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www.GreetingCardUniverse.com has a lot of options to personalize the cards that I didn't take advantage of, but you can add messages and even choose glossy or matte finish. The cards arrived only a few days after I ordered them, so the turnaround is quick. The resolution of the photo of the kitten looking out the window is a tad on the low side , but since the other card images were very sharp, I suspect the issue stems from that artist's original photo. In any case, it's still an adorable card.

Overall, I was impressed with the www.GreetingCardUniverse.com experience. The price ($3/card plus shipping) is pretty reasonable, and they have bulk discounts starting at 5 cards. They have a lot of beautiful artwork to choose from, their site is very easy to navigate, and the final cards are good quality.

And now for the giveaway portion of the post:

I am going to give away four of the cards I got from www.GreetingCardUniverse.com to two of you! I will take two of the USPS small flat-rate boxes, put two cards in each, then fill the rest of the boxes with whatever fun kitty goodies I can fit. Those could be anything from cat-themed accessories to cat toys and treats. (If you win, let me know whether you have cats as that'll be a deciding factor on the contents.) If you're located outside the USA, feel free to enter too!

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this post expressing your interest. I'll use a random number generator to pick the winners.



Note: I was not compensated financially for my review of www.GreetingCardUniverse.com, but they did send me five cards for no charge. Opinions of the website and cards are my own.

16 comments:

Aunty Pol said...

I love, love , love stationary ! I am trying to write at least one letter a week so that I can use my stash. It may be silly but I am thrilled when I get a letter or a card from a friend , because that means that they love me enough to take a moment and sit down to express it in a meaningful way.

Waving from Houston !

Rene said...

Wow, how nice of you! Thanks for the chance to win (the cats and I will anxiously await the drawing date)!

~*Connie*~ said...

What fun! I love the artwork on that last card..

euthymic said...

Wow, this is the first contest we were able to join even if we come from the Philippines:) We are dogs, but our human sister is named Kat. Does that count?

Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

Fuzzy Tales said...

The mom checked out their Solstice/Yule cards and was impressed with the selection, as they're hard to come by.

We love your choices of cat cards! Three, especially, would look lovely in little frames and grouped together on a wall.

Sure, we'd love to enter (we're in Canada).

emeraldrb6 said...

What a cute idea! Hello from Phaedra and Phoebie in Iowa!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

We absolutely love Greeting Card Universe, please don't enter us though because we are also featuring them on our blog today.

I am crazy about their cards!!

Good luck to all who enter your give-away!

Beachgal said...

love love love cards. One kitty for me, Angel is her name. Love your site, thanks for the chance!

Deven said...

I am thoroughly interested in the cards, just like I'm interested in Scarlett and Melly!

ABBY said...

That sounds like a great idea!
We would love to enter!!
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

BeadedTail said...

Those cards are very pretty! They'd look lovely as art as well as a special treat to send to someone in the mail! Thank you for offering such a generous giveaway!

Simba said...

Those are very nice. Please leave us out of the drawing, because we feel so fortunate to have won several things recently, and would like to give somebody else the chance.

Anonymous said...

We don't have a blog as our Meowm won't get us one (bad Meowmy ... but she loves us so we forgive her). Those cards are beautiful!!

-Chawk and Knoaah

oohiabsolutelylove said...

ooh! the last two are beautiful! My kitties, Milo and Kezl, would love to be entered in such a cool giveaway!

TrinityCreed said...

These are beautiful! We'd love to be entered into this contest! Lots of Purrs and Luffs: Ditchy, Havelock, Moon & Tux

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, those are great cards! We'd love to enter. :)