Mother’s Day is coming up quickly and soon my day will be filled with two faces wishing me a very special celebration. A celebration of being me! I hope that there will be breakfast made for me or at least some sort of fanfare and not another morning where I’m having to do everything again. I love a card, but I knew who would love a Mother’s Day Card even more: my mother. She’s a sweet grandma who lives six thousand miles away on a small island in the Pacific called Saipan and what better way to warm a heart long-distance than a picture of two stunning kids?
Tinyprints.com has a new offering of Mother’s Day cards which I was excited to check out. I’m not very good at sending photos to my mom, a woman who is constantly asking me for more pictures. I could just imagine how excited she would be that I finally made good on my promise to send pictures of the babies, especially since one of the babies just turned one and the other baby will be five.
The website offered different photo layouts so after selecting one, I went through the steps of completing the set-up. There were different options of colors and photos and I tinkered around until I was happy with my selection.
I did encounter some trouble with the preview which I now account to user-error. I couldn’t fully see my card in the preview mode, so I didn’t know if what I had set up was really what was going to be printed. However, one aspect of Tiny Prints that I love is how customer-serivce oriented they were with my goof. I clicked the live-chat button and was connected to a woman named Mary-Frances who not only helped me address what was the issue, but also sent up a follow-up email to assure that my order was correct. I don’t know of anytime I’ve ever had to contact customer service that there was more follow-up. Many times, my interaction ends at the moment I hang up, but Tiny Prints went beyond that and I hadn’t even placed the order yet!
When the card arrived, I was delighted at stunning it had turned out. It was not the drugstore print with flimsy fiber and dull glow. The paper was thick with a high-quality ink that made the card itself worthy of being framed. And who wouldn’t want to frame a photo of these sweet boys?
I emailed a photo of the card to my sister who also lives on Saipan and would be hearing first from my mom how I *finally* sent a card. She squealed, “That’s it!”
“What do you mean ‘That’s it’?”
“That’s it. Mom is going to erase everyone else from the will and just put in TJ and Nathan!” I don’t think that my mom would go that far (though it would be nice!), but I definitely can expect a huge impact from a Tiny Prints card.
Disclaimer: I received 10 free cards from Tiny Prints in exchange for my review.