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Papyrus.com is a cheerful and well-presented site offering a broad range of cards and gift-related items. In addition to their card ranges, you'll find gift wrap products, an extensive range of stationery products and a range of gifts including bookmarks, candles and jewelry.
The main difference from some other sites in this category is that Papyrus.com specialises in predesigned products, meaning that it's not possible to create your own cards by uploading pictures. You'll find most card types represented on the site, with just a few exceptions (there are also blank cards that can be sent for any occasion). The card range is divided into 2 sections, comprising occasion cards and greeting cards. Why this division exists is slightly puzzling as the greeting card section seems to comprise all of the categories in the greeting card section anyway. Once you've selected the category of card you want, basic filters enable you to narrow your search options further (e.g. by price or recipient). It's slightly annoying that there aren't more filters to narrow your search, e.g. by card theme (e.g. traditional, humorous). This can make the search a little arduous if you're looking for something very specific. However, if you're looking for a card to 'Mom' or 'Grandma' then the choices are very limited. However, if it's something more general you're looking for then there are plenty of card designs to choose from. There is also a collection of cards designed by Taylor Swift to browse here. Whilst Taylor may not be most renowned for her artistic abilities (and there is little evidence of anything particularly original in the designs on offer here), if you know somebody who is a fan then a cutesy card from her collection may be well received.
You can also get a good range of invitations, reply cards, thank you notes and announcements.There's also an extensive range of stationery on offer. You can purchase boxed notes, cards, notepads, writing paper and much more. The designs are typically contemporary or floral, with a definite bias to the feminine. Prices are reasonable, however you are unable to personalize anything, whereas on other sites (e.g. American Greetings) this is possible to do and gives your stationery a special touch. With reference to gifts, the range is eclectic and somewhat limited. However, it's well worth having a browse as some items are significantly reduced in price. Moreover, if you're stuck for ideas the range on offer may inspire you. There is also a tab where you can check on sale items, which include cards, stationery and gifts.
If you have any questions or problems, you can contact the helpdesk by submitting an email form, calling their customer service line (Monday-Friday 9am-6pm EST) or by postal mail. There is also a FAQ page to deal with general queries.
Papyrus.com offers a good range of contemporary greeting cards, stationery, gifts and gift wrap, offering a broader range of products than some other sites. However, you can't personalize cards by adding pictures.
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