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Paperstyle.com is a professional-looking and well-designed greeting card site that specialises in bulk orders of stylish announcement cards, party invitations and the like.
Whilst you'll find a great selection of cards here, there are some caveats that need to be mentioned. There is a definite predeliction for certain kinds of cards, whilst other types are completely omitted. If you're looking for cards, invitations and announcements for events to do with a baby, wedding or party/social function, then there is plenty here to furnish your needs. Likewise, you'll also find a good selection of occasion cards, especially Christmas-related greetings. Curiously, if you're looking for birthday greetings then you'll find practically nothing. Similarly, the choice of cards for other occasions (e.g. 4th July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, etc.) is nowhere near as good as on other sites. There's a distinct lack of balance in terms of what's on offer. Why they've chosen to specialise in this way is uncertain, but chances are that you'll be either spoilt for choice or disappointed, depending on your reasons for browsing the site.
In addition to purchasing predesigned greeting cards, invitations and announcements, you can also upload your own photos and create your own cards. However, again your choice is limited to designs relating to birth announcements/baby showers and holiday cards (e.g. Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving). You will also find a range of gifts (some personalized) and favors to go with your celebration. These include cake servers, photo albums, picture frames and much more. Finally, Paperstyle.com also offers a selection of tableware to go with your celebration, including decorative napkins, plates and placemats, guest towels and cups. Plus, if you're unsure about how to stage an event, Paperstyle.com offers a range of tips and helpful advice to make sure you celebrate the occasion in style.
The designs themselves aren't the best looking you'll find in comparison with what's available on other sites. A lot of designs are rather gaudy and brash. If you're looking for something a little more understated and simple take a look at some other sites for balance. That said, the print quality is very good and you will get professional looking cards and invitations that are bound to impress. Card and invitation prices begin at around $1.20 for simple designs without any embellishments. Realistically, the cost (adding extra embellishments, envelopes and shipping) is likely to be significantly more. It's therefore not the cheapest greeting card site around. Also there's one ground shipping rate for the US no matter the size of your order, so this could make things work out to be rather expensive if your order is small. Whilst it will be a cheaper option if you order in bulk (especially invitations) check out a couple of other sites' prices before you commit. Paperstyle.com has a really great help section that is detailed at the bottom of the homepage. Here you'll find a wide range of helpful resources to help you with your order. You can also contact the company by toll-free phone/fax (Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.00pm ET), email, live help (instant messaging-hours as phone/fax). There's even an emergency out of hours email address in case you need to alter or stop your print job.
Like one or two other sites in this category, Paperstyle.com will suit those who want to bulk order invitations and announcements for weddings and births. However, other customers may be slightly disappointed by the costs and choice of cards available.
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