"Story time. I've had a shutterfly account for a couple years now. And during those years, I've moved a couple times as well. So I have a few addresses on account. I just recently ordered my most important thing from Shutterfly (so far) - my save the dates for my wedding! Everything seemed great, and I ordered them, excited to recieve them. The day of delivery came so I checked my package tracking info and I made a grim discovery... My Save the Dates got sent to my OLD address! I thought I had sent them to my current address, but no. I totally missed it. So I started freaking out. I called the Shutterfly Customer Service line and talked to the sweetest lady with the thickest southern accent I had ever heard. She was super nice and understanding, seeing to how important these were to me. She offered to send me a new shipment of my order free of charge, AND she even upgraded my shipping to faster shipping, as free of charge, because she understood how important these were to me. I received them a week later. I am SO grateful for her hospitality and willingness to help me. I've used Shutterfly before and never had a problem and everything has always been great but this was the first time I had to call customer service, and I had a great experience. Thank you so much Shutterfly!!"
"My save the dates came out wonderfully and were received so quickly! It was amazing!"
"I obviously used this format for our wedding save the dates. I was concerned the pictures were going to turn out blurry because the preview made it kind of look that but they turned out perfect and we couldn't be happier! We've received many compliments on how they turned out!"
"They look amazing and very neat. I couldn't ask for a better card"
"My save the dates came out absolutely gorgeous and I can't rave more about how amazing they are."
In the past, foil stamping was used primarily on business cards or letterheads. The thought was that the metallic finish created an industrial look for a more professional feel. Such cold-hearted professionalism has no place is the warm-fuzzy world of invitations and cards, right? Wrong! Today, foil stamping is a terrific option to consider when trying to present a high-quality image and convey the importance of the message that a card contains. What message could be more important to share than news of a big event?
Foil printing has found a home in the invitation and greeting card industry with save the date cards. Typically, these cards are reserved for those events where attendance is (at least perceived to be) more mandatory than optional. For example, you may not care if your third-cousin-who-you-last-saw-three-years-ago makes it to your wedding, but you’ll certainly want your favorite aunt to be there. Given the importance of your event, foil printing is the ideal format to use to convey your message.
Foil Stamped Points to Ponder
Remember these foil tips when crafting your save the date cards:
• While foil prints are usually done in metallic colors, they can also create a stunning look when done in white set against a dark-colored background.
• Choose a thicker style of paper when using a foil print. This helps to avoid issues with the pressing of the print, and creates an elegant imprinted final feel.
• Limit your foil printing to line art and wording. Trying to get too artistic will not only cost more, but may take much longer to complete.
Remember, too, that you aren’t done dispersing your invites after having sent your save the date cards. These are meant to serve only as a placeholder until having received your actual wedding invitations. Whether the event you’re celebrating is a wedding, graduation, or baptism, you’ll need to convey the specific details of the occasion to those you hope will attend in your invitations. Also, don’t forget to send out wedding thank you cards after the event is over.