You may or may not have noticed that we’re doing our best to be more environmentally friendly here at BG –the store has switched to eco packaging and we’re trying to feature as many green brands and initiatives as we can (incidentally, do get in touch if you own or know of a fab eco label). So, the concept of Paperless Post really appeals. Founded ten years ago, by siblings James and Alexa Hirschfeld, the company offers online stationery that doesn’t scrimp on style. In fact, it’s seriously gorgeous – you’ll find designs by the likes of the Rifle Paper Co, Charlotte Olympia, Liberty and Hello!Lucky on invitations, birthday and anniversary cards, save the dates, thank you notes and more, plus you can customise with your own photos should you wish.
Paperless Post offered me a trial, so, as we’ve just returned from a lovely extended family holiday, I thought I’d send a thank you to everyone for a fab week. I chose this Petit Collage nature design that would also appeal to the children and contrasted with a zingy yellow background for maximum stand out. As a former magazine staffer, I love that you can adjust the formatting to your preferred font and colour scheme, although, admittedly, this one was perfect as it was. It’s such a simple process – having changed the text, I just had the envelope colour, liner, stamp and postmark to select. You buy coins (10 for £4, up to 1000 for £80), different designs and upgrades are different prices (mine were 6 coins each), then you enter the recipients’ names and email addresses and press send. Simple! I’m definitely thinking of opting for PP over paper cards this Christmas – it’s so much more personal (and pretty) than an email, but guilt free in terms of paper waste.
We were kindly gifted coins by Paperless Post, but we were not paid for the review and, as always, all opinions are our own.