Recently, I discovered SignedCards.com and as it’s a service that will appeal to ex-pats in Mexico, I thought I’d share today. With SignedCards you can choose a card for a whole slew of occasions, and add your personalized commentary which will appear in YOUR handwriting. SignedCards then sends the card to anywhere in the U.S. or Canada via first class mail.
Each card costs $7.99 and includes postage. Since greeting cards can range from $4 to $9 and you don’t have to leave the delivery to the whims of the Mexican postal service, it’s not a bad deal. Plus, did I mention, that it has your own handwritten message?
After I sent my cards, I received a flurry of emails checking that I was satisfied with the procedure and that the recipient was happy with the card. Talk about personalized service!
SignedCards delivers anywhere in the US or Canada and accepts Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, and Amazon Pay. Currently, there are 51 occasions, 52 holidays, and 42 special messages in a 30,000 card selection. For Christmas alone, there are 536 cards, 312 Season’s Greetings or Happy Holidays messages, and 30 for Hanukkah.
The cards are designed by independent artists and they are always looking for more. So if you have an artistic flair and want to make a little extra money, you should check out the application process for cardmakers.
The founder shared with me that as a former Marine, his family found it difficult to get cards delivered for special occasions while living abroad. Not only was it nearly impossible to find English language cards in some countries, but the local postal system was often hit or miss when it came to international deliveries. Thus, SignedCards was born!
So how exactly does this work? It’s not complicated at all. First, you write your message on an unlined piece of paper then take a picture of it, uploading it to the site. It is then transferred to the card you have selected and printed. Each envelope is hand-addressed with a first-class stamp and mailed at the local post office.
How reliable is this service? Well, Trustpilot has the business rated at 4.9.
The company guarantees delivery on or before the day promised or they will refund your purchase price and, if your card is more than one day late, they will send a replacement card by expedited delivery at their expense.
SignedCards prides itself on superior, “white glove” customer service. Every card is visually inspected to ensure printing is perfect and the handwritten note and signature are crisp and clear. Email support is available during business hours and response times are less than 60 minutes. So if you have a hankering for some handwritten sentiments this holiday season and know better than to rely on the Mexican postal service for delivery, then I recommend SignedCards!