paperless post

i think all of us paper-lovers can agree on one thing: getting a card via snail mail is waaaay better than getting an emailed note.

i spent most of last weekend trying to convince my dad that getting a card or letter in the mail is better than something digital -- i think the jury is still out for him on that one. it's hard to argue against simplicity, paper-free and lightspeed with my "i-just-love-pretty-paper-and-a-handwritten-note" retaliation.

but i digress. design mom shared a new online company last week who almost makes me prefer online correspondence. paperless post specializes in pretty snazzy digital notes -- you even get to open a digital envelope before seeing your card. currently, paperless post offers moving announcements, birth announcemenst and event invitations.

this is as close as you can come to sending personalized online stationery -- you can even play around with different fonts, ink colors and paper types to match your particular style. some cards look so letterpressed i had to touch my computer screen to see if it was indented.

then, like evite, once you send your online invitations or announcements you can track people's replies. so handy, this internet world! check out paperless post for your next mass mailing -- it might not be as fun as opening a real envelope, but it's pretty close.


  1. OMG! This is incredible! THANK YOU for posting this. I hate evite for its impersonal nature yet understand the need in our culture for this sort of service. I've already sent my first invite w/Paperless Post and it is so lovely! What a great way to combine online invitations and a love of beautiful stationary!

  2. What a great idea! Will definitely be using this in the future.