May 7, 2012 at 3:29 pm
by Caren Oppenheim
If you’re like me, every holiday I stand in the greeting card aisle having the same internal debate—funny or sentimental. The sweet cards always seem too sappy and I can never remember if I’ve already given a similar humorous one in the past. Bottom line: None of the cards ever seem to convey quite the right message—until now.
With Treat.com, a new site from the makers of Shutterfly.com, design customizable, completely original cards using your own text and photos. Everything is $2.99 and there are more than 4,500 templates to choose from, including 300 from Hallmark. Your creations can be sent directly to the recipient (with a minimal fee for the stamp and tax) or to your home so you can add an extra message or signature.
Even better, don’t forget any events or holidays when you keep track of them on the site’s calendar. You can even link to your Facebook account for those all-important birthday reminders. There’s also an option to include a gift card where you choose the amount and the receiver can then choose where to redeem it (Amazon, iTunes, Target, etc.).
Sign up for a one-year membership and your prices are reduced—$11.99 and your cards become $1.99 and for $5.99 they’re $2.49 each.
Order your first card at no cost by using the code FREETREAT. Don’t wait—orders processed by tomorrow, May 8 at 11:59 p.m. PT will make it in time for Mother’s Day!
Caren Oppenheim is assistant editor at Family Circle magazine.