We interrupt this barrage of family/friend visits to bring you an important new development in the relm of thank-you cards. Please try to contain your excitement.
I, as a general rule, do not like thank-you cards. Yeah, it’s really sweet for you to take the time and write me a card using pen and paper, but that sucker is going in the trash about 5 minutes after I get it since I can’t stand clutter, and what you wrote is probably less personal than the Hallmark cards they have on clearance. A thank you that is said in person, at the time a gift/service is received, when I can actually see your face and hear your voice, is far preferable. Especially since it isn’t going to collect dust on my desk.
However, I do realize that other people enjoy such niceties, which is why I was ecstatic when a friend discovered the app Postagram last week. Imagine if instead of a thank-you card, you received a customized postcard with pictures of me using the gift you bought, or photos of us at the party you hosted, or photos from a trip we took. Way cooler, right? Also, imagine that when you needed to send such a card you simply uploaded a photo from your phone, clicked “send,” and had it mailed while you were lying in bed, using up all of 5 minutes of your day? Winner, winner, chicken dinner.
Here’s how Postagram works:
1) Download the app on your phone.
2) Enter in mailing addresses and buy “points” that you can use to send cards. (I did all of this ahead of time) (Also – it only costs 99 cents to send a card. Worth it.)
3) When you’re in need of a thank you card, simply upload a photo of your choosing and tap in a cute message.
4) Hit the button to send it.
5) A couple of days later, your friend or family member will receive an actual postcard in the mail, with a photo they might actually want to hang onto as opposed to whatever stationary you thought looked cute at Target.
What’s that? Oh yeah, the little photo you include pops out to form a keepsake. It’s like the ninja of postcards.
When was the last time you hung a thank-you card on your fridge? Never, that’s when. Because they’re stupid and represent a lot of wasted time and ugly stationary. Postagram for the win.
**Postagram did not pay me for this post. They probably don’t even know I exist. Which is really rude of them, and they should totally send me some money for this publication, and then I’ll send them one of their own cards as thank you with a picture of me using that money to buy burritos. Because are there really any better uses for belated sponsorship money? Also, I’m really hungry right now and burritos sound awesome. Postagram could totally pay me in burritos instead. Except that they probably wouldn’t go through the mail as well as money. You know what? Let’s just stick with money. Thanks, Postagram, you’re the best.