Have you tried making a personalised cat card – a card featuring a photo of your cat? I think they are worth doing if you like giving cards.
It’s actually approaching that time of year! Well, not quite but I am sure some highly organised people are planning Christmas already, buying presents and deciding on who gets a card.
Personally, I don’t do cards ;). Or Christmas for that matter, but a lot of people love it. I thought I would explore the expanding business of customised cards. They can used for any occasion and your cat is an ideal subject to have on the card.
This may sound daunting and troublesome and a fiddly way of buying a card but it really isn’t.
Take for example the Dog’s Doodahs website. You can create a personalised card by uploading your own photograph. You add you own words. Order the card before a certain time (I think it is 4 pm) and you’ll get it the next day, which is speedy. The quality is excellent too. Quality is important because the troublesome part of making your own cards is getting the quality right. Home printers just can’t do it.
I have no connection with the Dog’s Doodahs website. A friend of mine has used them and I have been pleasantly impressed. I was surprised to be honest. The price? About £4 all inclusive. That may seem expensive to some and I can understand that. However a well constructed personalised card can be more than a card. It can also be a present by adding a book token or something else.
Tesco Cards are currently (13th Sept 2013) running a half price offer. The standard prices vary between under £3 to around £5 depending on the size of the card. A picture can uploaded. I have not used them so don’t know what sort of quality is produced.
I am impressed with Moonpig. They have a service for several countries including America, the UK and Australia. You can create some quite complicated cards on this site. You can upload several photographs for one card and as usual you can upload the pictures from your computer, Facebook or Flickr. This is a nice choice and it simplifies the process.
Heading the page is a screenshot from Photobox who are also offering a discount at the moment. They charge £16.48 for a pack of ten cards including postage. I think that is reasonable for a personalised card. It was very easy to create the card online.
One little tip is to edit your photos to make lighter in terms of file size. Something around 50k bytes is correct. If anyone wants to try creating a personalised cat card but does not have photo editing software, just upload the picture in a comment on this page and I’ll improve it, resize it and email it to you the same day.