Getting my geek on
In: SendOutCards1 May 2012
There are now less than fourteen days until Mother’s Day. Twelve to be exact. For you last minute gift-givers, an Amazon Prime membership might be a good investment. For $79 a year, you get free two-day shipping or $3.99 overnight shipping on eligible items. (Free video streaming, the Kindle Lending Library, and other benefits are also included.)
Choose a Prime membership and you can put off buying that Mother’s Day gift until Friday, May 11th and still get something there in time. They’ve even dedicated a page to help you find that perfect Mother’s Day gift, although I caution you not to give their suggestions too much credence. I personally think that giving a Dyson for Mother’s Day is a sucky idea. (Ha! Get it? Vacuum – suck? I kill myself.) A better idea is the Kindle reader, starting at just $79.
A better idea, although it does require a little more forethought, is to get yourself a SendOutCards subscription. Any mother would be thrilled to open her mailbox and find a greeting card featuring photos of her kids and grand kids, especially if it was accompanied by a gift. ( I personally recommend one of the many photo gifts and/or the brownies.)
SendOutCards is affordable, starting at just $9.99 a month. There are over 17,000 templates to choose from, or design your own using online elements and uploading your own photos and artwork. The best part, though, is that cards and gifts can be scheduled ahead of time. So if you’re the type to forget Mother’s Day, create the card and add the gift when you’re thinking about it, and then schedule it to get there on time. (Set-it-and-forget-it gifting. What will they think of next?)
Here’s the card that I designed for my mom – it took less than a minute to create. I chose one of the SendOutCards PicturePlus templates, dropped a couple of photos of her favorite people in the world (her kids and grandkids), and voila! A card! A few more clicks and I can add brownies and have the package mailed in time for Mother’s Day. Easy, fast, and affordable. My favorite trifecta!
If you don’t use all of your credits for Mother’s Day, don’t worry – they’re good for a year and they roll over. In addition to birthdays, June brings graduations and Father’s Day, too, so you’ll have plenty of occasions to use those points.
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