With only 6.5 weeks to go until Christmas day I have been super organised this year, the girls and Daddy's presents are bought I just need a few stocking bits for them now and my attention has turned to what I need to get for others. I am alway pretty organised anyway, with Little 1's birthday in October I tend to buy a lot in September and split it between the two occasions and Little 2's birthday is in February just a few weeks before Little 3 is due so I did hers at the same time too this year just incase there are any complications towards the end of my pregnancy, I feel better knowing everything is sorted just in case!
I am one of those who does a bit of present wrapping each evening in the first few weeks of December and has it all piled and ready to post/deliver along with my Christmas cards. This year I even have my Christmas cards almost ready super early too curtesy of stressfreeprint.co.uk when they asked me to review their personalised Christmas cards and although I haven't written and addressed them yet they will be ready soon too!
Stressfreeprint.co.uk is an online printing company who offer lots of personalised products, they can create greetings cards for all occasions, business cards, calendars, leaflets and flyers, posters, brochures, menus and invitations as well as cd and dvd packaging and presentation folders, they can cater for large business orders as well as small orders for individuals too.
We were offered a set of personalised Christmas cards to review, all I needed to do was send the photos and wording I wanted on the cards and they would do the rest. I had a picture that had been taken fairly recently of the Little ones that I wanted to use but it was very pale and on a white background and needed a border to make it feel more Christmassy. I looked on the internet but didn't have much luck finding what I wanted, I emailed stressfreeprint to let them know I hadn't forgotten to send the information and their kind customer service manager, Craig, offered me the services of their artwork team which I gratefully accepted.
All stressfreeprint's products can be created using your own images or ones created for you using their new online designer tool or the use of their friendly artwork team. It only took a couple of days to receive a proof and I was really impressed I had sent them the photo and just said that I wanted something red, green and christmassy and this is what they had come up with. I love the design, the gingerbread men and tree shaped biscuits, candy canes and greenery giving the cards a fun Christmas feel that looked great. if I hadn't been happy the first time I could have sent back my opinions and had it altered but nothing needed doing.
Please excuse the quality of the pictures, my camera really is not that great, the cards do look a lot better than in the picture. The green and red on the cards really stands out and the border design is lovely and bright with a feeling of depth and Christmas sparkle.
I then sent the wording I wanted and the signature of all our names for the inside of the card (which I have cropped off the bottom of the picture for confidentiality purposes) as well as a small photo for the back of the card. I wanted to personalise each card to its recipients by hand rather than have a printed greeting at the top so there is plenty of space left to write names. I was then emailed another proof to look over and once I had agreed the cards were printed and arrived in a couple of days, all I have to do now is write them!
I was impressed by the friendly emails from Craig on the customer service team as well as the artwork team, there didn't seem to be anything they wouldn't do for me and seeing as I was getting the service for free, I was a very very well looked after and one happy customer.
Why don't you check out what they have to offer at www.stressfreeprint.co.uk.
N.B I received a set of personalised Christmas cards and the services of the artwork team for free in return for this post.