Handwritten greeting cards and notes have almost become a relic of the past. Sure, you may receive the odd birthday or Christmas greeting card in the mail, but more often than not communication has gone almost completely digital. People are tied more to their devices than ever and the collective penmanship has decreased because of it.
Still, who doesn’t love that personalized touch of reading someone’s handwritten note? Two companies – Felt and Punkpost – have simplified the act of card giving with their apps.
This isn’t the same as other greeting card apps like Cards or Red Stamp. While these might be great for invites, Felt and Punkpost really allow you to add your own personal touch.
For that extra personal touch, you might want to look at Felt. This app allows you to use your own pictures to create a card. You also have the option of using a pre-designed option as well. What sets Felt apart from other similar apps is the ability to ‘handwrite’ your own message using your finger or stylus.
Of course, writing with your finger has its own challenges. If you don’t have a stylus and want a legible message you can choose from one of the available fonts. Besides just the handwritten note, you can also personalize the envelope as well!
Of course, this all comes at a cost. A single card costs $3 while an accordion-style card with up to 4 photos cost $6. Once you’ve completed your card, it will then be printed and mailed within 24 hours.
The app itself is free to download and you can browse through all of the designs and draft your own free of charge.
Punkpost isn’t a new app, but recent upgrades allow it to work with 3D Touch, Facebook integration, a new checkout experience, better card organization, and more.
Unlike Felt, Punkpost offers a more boutique card experience as they employ artists and writers for their cards. Many of their designers have worked at high end companies like Tory Burch, Kate Spade and Vanity Fair.
What’s more, all of Punkpost’s writers actually handwrite your message for that personal touch. It’s the perfect option if your handwriting resembles chicken scratches.
For further personalization you can even add photos to the card or fill the envelope with confetti. Each of these additions cost increases the cost of your card by $1.50. At $6, this is a bit on the pricier side but it’s definitely a great way to make your loved ones feel appreciated.
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