I found Paper Culture on my search for some really well designed birth announcements. Being a designer I probably should have designed them myself but the chaos of a new baby made that impossible. When I saw their announcements I was psyched...we ordered the one below.
That last one was kind of important to me. You plug in your info and a designer lays it out and sends you a proof in a couple days. You can OK it, make a change or decide not to go with it...there is no obligation. Everyone was easy to deal with and a reorder was simple (we gave out more than we thought because they were so nice.) We preferred the thick matte finish to the thinner gloss that you normally see.
And there are some other things that really separate Paper Culture from the rest.
They offers announcements for everything from baby showers to births to birthdays and bridal showers and more...a bit of a circle of life thing going on there. They also make some really cool thank-you cards and personal stationary.
They're also really eco. Paper Culture has a no cutting policy so all cards and envelopes use 100% post consumer recycled paper. Also in a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation they will plant a tree for every baby announcement ordered before the end of this month.
And one of the coolest things they do is offer free mailing and addressing. You send them a list of who you want to receive the cards and pay for stamps and they will address and stamp them. We didn't use that service this time but I think it's awesome.
You can see all those details and a chart that compares to their competitors here.
Now for the giveaway.
Winners have been chosen. Congrats to Stephanie (number 20) and Parenting in Progress (number 23) Thanks to all who entered.
Also I should mention that I was able to get a $25 code as well...with that we're going to pick some of the personalized stationary up for Miloh.