Since moving to the US I have forgotten almost every birthday. I just can’t seem to get my head around having to buy a card two weeks in advance instead of two days.
It shouldn’t be so difficult, but I have failed miserably (huge apologies to all those whose birthday’s I have missed!).
The Inkly App (free to download from the App Store and Google Play) enables you to choose, write and mail a card. All from the comfort of your sofa. And, the best thing is that you can personalise, not just with photos but a handwritten message too.
Having finally used the app to send a card, I’m kicking myself. It is so easy and quick. I should have been using it months ago :)
You can send cards and postcards, as well as creating moments (essentially a photo editing/caption option). On this occasion, I wanted to send a birthday card, and I was amazed by the number to choose from. Thankfully, you can filter to help narrow the search down by categories.
Even then, the choice is huge. From funny to cute to pretty.
Having narrowed down my choices, I finally chose a card!
From there, it is very straightforward, and you are prompted at each step. Having chosen your card you can then choose to add a photo, a handwritten message or a typed message (with a good number of fonts and colours). You can even choose your envelope colour!
I chose to add a handwritten message; sending a card through an app has always felt a bit impersonal to me, so being able to add my message in my hand writing is a huge tick in the box for me. You just write your message, take a photo and upload.
Then, it’s simply a case of registering or logging in, choosing your payment method, confirming when you want the card posted (which means you could be super organised and organise your cards in advance, and then have them posted just in time!). And, you’re done!
It really couldn’t be simpler, and I felt so much happier knowing that it included a handwritten message.
Cost wise, it was very reasonable, and compares favourably to buying a card and paying for international postage.
As an expat there are many small challenges to over come. My seeming inability to organise birthday cards in time is something that has been frustrating me. Even my birthday book and reminders from my calendar have failed to help. But, now that I know how easy it is to use Inkly, I will popping on to the app each time a reminder appears on my phone and just getting it done!
Disclaimer: I was sent a promotional code to allow me to purchase one card for the purposes of review. All words and opinions are my own.