I was thrilled when I recently had the opportunity to review products from the Canadian business Angelface Prints. They specialize in customized announcements (holiday, thank you, invitation, etc.), like the adorable twins' birth announcement below.
Why order through Angelface, and not just use the supermarket kiosk like everyone else? Well, for one, you don't have to line up at a kiosk, and secondly, because you don't want your greetings to look like everyone else's! The best thing about these cards (besides the reasonable rates) is that they can be custom-designed, like card they made me for Canada Day.
I was excited to order a sample product, but didn't want to wait for the next traditional card-sending holiday...and there are certainly no birth announcements in my family's (near) future! I asked business owner Christie if she could design a little something I could send out for Canada Day, in order to review the cards. Aren't Frannie and Maggie cute little Canadian girls? (We won't talk about the effort involved to take these shots. I'll save that for another post!)
To order your greetings, you simply contact Angelface to let them know what sort of design you're looking for (one you found on the site, or something you'd like custom designed for no extra charge). Then you attach your photo(s), and wait to receive your proof through email. The photo part couldn't be easier - they actually prefer if you don't crop, remove red-eye, or switch to black and white. Just send your raw images, and they do the rest! Once you have approved your order, you make your payment and wait for your cards and envelopes to come in the mail.
Angelface Prints is also branching out into art work - I received an adorable 'M is for Maggie'...well, not really, since that's her pseudonym, but you get the idea. It's actually quite nice to get a personalized piece for her, as her real name is quite uncommon and won't be found on the usual name merchandise available in stores.
Here's your chance to go shopping at Angelface Prints yourself!
Up for grabs is a $50 gift certificate, to be used towards any products you wish! Have a special occasion coming up? The invitations or announcements can be looked after! Interested in the initial art? This amount could buy the names of three different children...wouldn't that look cute lined up on a playroom wall?
Entering is simple! Just visit Angelface Prints, and come back and leave me a comment about a product you like. Make sure to leave your email address in your comment, if it's not linked to your profile. If I cannot contact you, you will be disqualified.
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While you're here, don't forget to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to Bugalug Baby (ends July 6th) as well!
Disclaimer: I was provided with a sample of a personalized name and some announcement cards for the purpose of this review. Opinions are, as always, my own.