Thursday, January 26, 2012

I cheated - but sometimes you just have to!

Sorry it took me over a week to write a new post. Somehow I have a pinched nerve in my neck and my whole left side of my neck, my shoulder blade down to my elbow just hurts like hell. I have to put a pillow underneath my arm to get some sleep and still I am waking up a couple of times during the night. With the naproxen, tylenol, advil and voltaren I am just trying to get through the day. I had this issue a couple of weeks ago and went to the chiropractor but last Thursday it came all back - worse than before. So I really had no creative spirit or energy to think about the next project.

Anyways...I still have to send Thank You cards to all of our guests for our wonderful wedding in August. I wanted to make them myself of course but I really couldn't find the time to make 50 cards. I looked around and finally decided I would use one of these printing services.

I normally go to Walmart and use one of these printing kiosks but I didn't even have the time to do that. Grace gets quite cranky when I try to "create" a card on that machine. I didn't want to spend a lot money and so I ended up on the Costco website. I knew they had a photo center but what I didn't know is that you can access it online, you can upload you pictures and they have some really nice options for cards and calendars. For a new member at their online Photo Center you also get 60 4X6 photo prints for free. I thought that is a great deal.

It took me about one hour to decide which pictures I wanted on the card, found a saying online and within a day I had the the cards printed. The price was great! For 50 cards (25 English and 25 German)including envelopes I payed $23.98. That is less than 50 cents a card including envelopes!
They had them in a nice box so they won't get damaged and I really think that they are high quality prints.

German Text

English text

The envelopes are lined with gold paper on the inside. I am really happy I went with them. I saved a lot of time and money and can send them over the weekend.
Really I was quite surprised.

Really nice envelopes were included

Now I will have to find a place that makes collages and puts photos on canvas for our other wedding pictures. Anybody know a good place in Edmonton?


1 comment:

  1. I just found your blog. I also live in Edmonton but am originally from Ontario, but lived in the State for four years before we came to Edmonton a year and a half ago. I love DIY and anything home related. I can't wait to see what you come up with!


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