Inexpensive, Easy Save The Dates & Thank You Cards

16 Sep

I wish I’d explored save the date options more when we first chose our wedding date. I know a lot of brides and grooms use the photocard option – it’s inexpensive and can highlight those often underused engagement photos.

I stumbled up Costco’s photocards recently – and just have to share how wonderful they are. The process for ordering is absolutely simple. Just load your photos, add them to a template, add your copy, review and submit. Once you’ve submitted them, you can have the order processed and pick them up THE NEXT MORNING at your local Costco. The price is pretty fabulous. 6.5×7 photocards with envelopes are $15.99 for the first set of 50, and $6.99 for each additional set. 75 Save the Dates for only $22? That’s pretty amazing. The prices are better than what I’ve found on Target, Shutterfly and Walmart – especially when considering the size and quality. Is it obvious that I’m super impressed by these photocards? They’d also work really well as thank-you cards!

I heard that they’re changing the designs available pretty soon – but I imagine they’re just adding options or making them more customizable.

If you’ve got a membership, check them out. If you don’t — the membership is more than worth it, if you’re getting your STDs here.


One Response to “Inexpensive, Easy Save The Dates & Thank You Cards”

  1. beasquared September 16, 2009 at 8:08 am #

    I made my own! I used Microsoft Word to make 4×6 save the date cards and bought glossy photo paper and envelopes from Staples/Walmart. For our Thank You cards, I took a fabulous shot the photographer got of us during the reception and used one of Kodak’s EasyShare software templates (free, by the way!), again, printed them on on 4×6 photo paper. Some people still like to personalize and handwrite their thank you cards but that just takes too much time. I just picked a sweet thank you poem and addressed the card from “Mr. & Mrs.”. I found that people loved the cards and put the cards up on their refrigerators–along with other people’s magnetic save-the-dates!! I am glad I didn’t spend money on those.

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