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Giveaway Gear Thursday: Paper Culture ($25 coupon code)

Gear Thursday is back this week with a giveaway from a great company called Paper Culture and I'm giving away $25 coupon codes to two different winners.

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.
We were super happy we went with them over some of the other places we've found. A few reasons for that...their designs are great and pretty much the style I would have designed, they are printed on really nice stock (a matte 130lb thick paper), the cards have rounded corners which makes them look nicer and real people lay out your cards.

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.

Comments

  1. I am following @paperculture on twitter

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  2. Awesome giveaway! This company looks amazing. I'd definitely go with personalized stationery -- either the owl, whale, birdie, or ninja -- for my 2yo. So much to choose from!

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  3. http://www.paperculture.com/cards/birthday-invitations/forest-party/p-28.html I love this invitation for Danielle's birthday.

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  4. I'd get the zoo parade personal stationary for my baby boy, he loves him some aminals :)

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  5. following @paperculture on twitter

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  6. NINJA stationery! Haha! I'd probably use the code for something with his picture on it, though.

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  7. I love the baby shower invites & I am hoping to be involved in throwing a few in the next few months.
    -Emily
    (@emmie_bee)

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  8. Love the Spring Flowers birthday party invites! Cute, cute, cute!

    butterfly1979_ at hotmail dot com
    (@butterfly1979_)

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  9. Following Paper Culture on Twitter!
    (@butterfly1979_)

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  10. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/butterfly1979_/status/12237064404

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  11. Whale Spout invites for Bubbette's first birthday are a MUST.HAVE!

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  12. The Simply Nounced Vertical birth announcement is my favorite.

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  13. I follow @paperculture on twitter!

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  14. I love the blooming cherry blossom announcements!

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  15. Love it! I'm actually in the market for some monogrammed stationary and I LOVE the Peaceful Wreath personal stationery!

    parentinginprogress@gmail.com

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  16. Following on Twitter under @tophersgirl1

    parentinginprogress@gmail.com

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  17. And I tweeted! And DUDE! Thanks for making that so ridiculously easy!

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  18. I love the monkeying around stationary.

    Your announcements are adorable!

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  19. i was bored so i'm following paperculture on twitter.

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  20. i was so bored that i tweeted about this giveaway.

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  21. and i LOVE the pear birds stationery. although everything on there is to die for.

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  22. i tweeted about this :]
    @alissawins
    hialissa@gmail.com

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  23. It's party time (thank you cards) is my fave! Great giveaway :) Love Miloh's birth announcements. xo
    ~andrea
    silenceandnoise1 at gmail dot com

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  24. i checked out the site and i'd pick the spring flower thank you cards, to use for my daughters 1st birthday in september :]
    hialissa@gmail.com

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  25. i love the diagonal stripes in turquoise and green- they look like our wedding announcements. this would be a great gift for the one who is expected on cinco de mayo!

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  26. ohh - fancy - a give away!
    I love the design and Paper Culture kicks some hot tushy.
    I'm going to follow them right now!

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  27. I am follow @paperculture on Twitter. (@Lins610)

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  28. I really like the Forest Party birthday invites from Paper Culture

    LCE@me.com

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  29. I tweeted. @Lins610

    LCE@me.com

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  30. Dig the gender neutral, having a baby cards. The one by Patrick Au-Yeung "baby's mood clock" is perfect...a change of attitude every 5 mins

    japster at me dot com

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  31. The baby chick sitting in the egg stationary is silly cute.
    themillican@gmail.com

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  32. I now follow @paperculture on twitter!

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  33. I like the Classic Giraffe thank you cards!

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  34. I am loving the Save the date designs!

    maeganclarkdesign@comcast.net

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  35. I now follow @paperculture on twitter!

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  36. i was bored so i'm following paperculture on twitter.

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  37. I love the monkeying around stationary.

    Your announcements are adorable!

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  38. I follow @paperculture on twitter!

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  39. ohh - fancy - a give away!
    I love the design and Paper Culture kicks some hot tushy.
    I'm going to follow them right now!

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