Posted on Monday, November 18th, 2013 by Emily Mendel
Open Me takes a new approach to sending cards by allowing you to customize a card for that special someone. Pick from their selection of cute and creative images, and personalize the rest!
When you have to buy a card for someone, there’s nothing quite as daunting as that dreaded card aisle. The cards are either over-cheesy, generic, and sometimes flat-out boring. Open Me is revolutionizing the card store industry by introducing their creative service to the scene. You first browse through their awesome selection of cover images, and choose the perfect one for your recipient (they’ve partnered up with Threadless, so you know the artwork is amazing). From here, the customization options are endless. You can add their name or opt not to if the card is being sent to a group of people, and insert a message. They even let you make cards in advance and set the date that it needs to be delivered by. This is a particularly useful feature for those among us who are forgetful or chronically-delayed (whoops). Cards can either be delivered to their home for $4, or delivered immediately via email for free! In other words, you really have no excuse anymore to forget birthdays, thank-you’s, and other important occasions.
Being the very busy intern that I am, I forgot my parent’s anniversary. This created the perfect opportunity to create my own card with Open Me, and perhaps get back in their good graces. They didn’t have many options to choose from for this type of occasion, but they’re in the very early stages of their service, not to mention any card can be customized. So I found an image I liked in another category, and modified the card to work for an anniversary. I love the artwork options because it’s like nothing else out there in the card industry. No stranger to crowd-sourcing, Open Me plans on using a similar model to Threadless, so new art will be available once they get the ball rolling. I’ll be checking back soon to see their new additions, and hopefully never forget a special occasion again (sorry mom and dad).