I have been participating in the Month of Letters challenge which has been a lot of fun, and it has been a reminder of the simple things it life, but it is not practical with my lifestyle. I am constantly over-committed and with my mission to REFINE my activities and efforts, electronic cards and invitations are my method of choice.
Also, I realized that for many of the people I interact with in my life, I don’t even have their physical addresses!
There is an added advantage to the electronic method, it is perfect for people like me who despite the fact that I am in my forties can still forget the birthdays of some of the most important people in my life, like my own father and my niece….which is exactly what I did in 2013!
In comes Paperless Post to the rescue. Sure, electronic cards have been around for a very long time, but not with the personality and creativity that Paperless Post has. I first noticed them when I began to receive invitations to media events from PR agencies, they are cute, clever and it is easy for the agencies to manage the RSVP list. From my perspective, they leave an impression.
Paperless Post has something for everyone. For Valentine’s Day they certainly have my number! I love these Paperless Post’s foodie Valentines!
Whatever you decide for your card, here are some tips that co-founder James Hirschfeld shared with me:
Home-cooked meal or out to dinner?
I am an iffy cook and there are so many good restaurants in New York I prefer to leave it to the pros.
Flowers or chocolates?
Flowers. No one has to feel guilty about eating them.
Paper or paperless?
Paperless is great for well-meaning procrastinators like myself. Order our paper cards if you’re the kind of guy who plans these things out in advance (no judgment).
How about you? Are you sending out Valentine’s Day cards? Traditional or paperless?