Lots of greeting cards. I don’t know exactly how much I spend at the gift and greeting shop on the corner down the street, but I’m on a first name basis with the clerks. Is there a better way? Print your own cards.
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The advantage of a greeting card shop is they stock of hundreds of cards in dozens of categories. The disadvantage is obvious.
You’ll spend money to go to the store a few times a year for new events. You’re likely to buy something else in the store besides a greeting card. And you have to repeat the process with every event.
Greeting Card Shop is a Mac app that help you cut down on the time and expense of greeting card buying and sending.
Create your own cards. It doesn’t matter what the occasion is, Greeting Card Shop has a template with dozens of designs and options, or you can improvise and customize until your creative gene falls into submission.
This is one of those Mac apps which is more or less self explanatory. Select a greeting card. Drop in graphics, photos, or backgrounds, edit the text, print.
What if you have to send out invitations in bulk? You know, a hundred wedding invitations.
The Greeting Card Shop has you covered with built-in mail merge. It grabs names from Contacts and lets you generate customized greeting cards, invitations, and envelopes.
There are a few caveats to rolling your own greeting cards. True, you won’t need to drive to the mall to shop for cards. You won’t spend money on expensive cards that are pretty much like the cards everyone else gives, too.
The Greeting Card Shop can take up some time because trial and error takes time. The app comes with over 5,000 graphic images in a collection of 145 kits, so there’s still lots of visual shopping required to create and print cards.
Click on the image below for a larger popup view of only a few of the cards available in the package.
The Greeting Card Shop app isn’t free. In fact, it seems like a hefty price until you figure out how much you spend on cards each year.