Greeting Card Universe Review and Giveaway

Date Mon, December 5 2011
Christmas, Stacked Cat Tree Card

Christmas, Stacked Cat Tree Greeting Card

When I heard about a possible review and giveaway opportuniry with Grteeting Card Universe, I as ecstatic. There was one friendly in particular for whom I wished to purchase a unique Christmas Greeting Cards and I began browsing the site to see if there was one that fit the bill — and there was!

Greeting Card Universe is one of those sites where you can create photo holiday cards but you can also browse through premade cards and customize the text on the cards to make it a little more special. It’s a great option if you don’t want to hand out the same cards as Great Aunt Mildred, which frequently seems to happen if you purchase your cards from a big box store. If you’re creative, you can even write your own message inside, like I did but the options that exist mean you don’t have to be. It’s also a pretty cool option if you’re an artist. Maybe you can get your work featured on a card.

I was pleased to find, when writing my own card, that I could also choose the location (top or bottom, left or right) of the message, the font style and size and whether the Greeting Card Universe logo on the back was smaller or more prominent. Greeting Card Universe then mailed me the card and a blank envelope. Now, I don’t want to give away the card I picked out for my loved one so I will tell you that the card itself was adorable. The color was right on par with my monitor and the printing quality. No one would be able to tell that it wasn’t a store bought card and I think being able to tell your friends and family that you wrote their card card, if your did, is awesome. I can’t wait to give mine away!

There were two areas that I see some room for improvement. When I was customizing the card, some of the font previews didn’t work. Secondly, the envelope/package that my card arrived in was a little.. spammy looking? If I hadn’t been expecting the card, I might have tossed it in the trash as an advertisement.

Overall, though, it’s a cool website and I’m happy to announce that one of you is going to win five cards of your choice from Greeting Card Universe. You can pick out some holiday cards or, because this post might be running a little late, some birthday cards to use during next year!

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Giveaway is open to US residents and will end on December 17.

11 Responses

  1. Dez December 14 2011 @ 12:59 am

    I love the little cat card that you posted. It seems to be your style. As for me. Here are the cards that stand out for me and who’d I’d send them to:

    Humorous Dinner Burp Greeting Card – for my Dad as sometimes he leaves dinner plates on our porch or calls us over to pick them up when he’s made a tasty dinner he wishes to share.

    Chinese Year of the Dragon 2010 – Not sure who, probably a random friend. I’ve always wanted to celebrate the Chinese New Year and I love the image on the card.

  2. Dez December 14 2011 @ 12:59 am

    I follow your ReviewsByCole twitter. I’m Sirenism :)

  3. Dez December 14 2011 @ 1:00 am

    I’m a fan of your facebook page. Desiree.

  4. Anna December 14 2011 @ 1:12 pm

    I like the little dino birthday card. I great card for my little one!

  5. Anna December 14 2011 @ 1:12 pm

    I Follow Reviews by Cole on Twitter

  6. Anna December 14 2011 @ 1:12 pm

    I Became a fan of Reviews by Cole on Facebook.

  7. Anna December 14 2011 @ 1:14 pm

    I liked and shared on FB

  8. Anna December 14 2011 @ 1:20 pm

    I tweeted!/frugalohio44/status/147033128073048065

  9. Brittany Boardley Renaldi December 17 2011 @ 7:19 pm

    I would get the Thank you humor Greeting Card for after Christmas.

  10. Brittany Boardley Renaldi December 17 2011 @ 7:20 pm

    twitter follower @britibee

  11. Brittany Boardley Renaldi December 17 2011 @ 7:20 pm

    I tweeted:!/britibee/status/148210258194599936

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