Never forget to send a card with Jack Cards

With holiday card sending season on the horizon, my husband and I have been trying to decide what we want to send this year. While researching our options, I learned about the website Jack Cards, which is an incredibly helpful service for busy people. It’s more than a holiday card sending service, it’s a service to use throughout the year to remove the stress of buying cards and stamps. An explanation of their service from the website:

Jack Cards is designed for busy people who value sending a handwritten birthday, anniversary or ‘miss you’ card but find it hard to get to a card shop or post office on time.

Based in San Francisco, California, Jack Cards uniquely focuses on delivering pre-scheduled ready-to-go (stamped and addressed) greeting cards to the sender just in time to write their own personal message inside and drop it in the mailbox.

Registration for the service is free, but you pay for the price of the card, shipping the card to you, and postage to the card recipient (domestic and international postage are both available). They have bulk discounts when you buy 5 or more of the same card, which you might do for the holidays. Jack Cards has a very strict privacy policy, so none of the information you give to them will ever be sold and is stored safely. The hardest part of the process is setting up your “My Planner” section, which involves answering questions about the type of cards you wish to send and providing contact information. Setting up the “My Planner” section, however, takes much less time than heading to the store to buy cards and stamps numerous times a year. How involved you want Jack Cards to be in the process is your decision — they can pick out cards or you can do it, they can write a message or you can, they can address the envelope or you can, they can mail the card or you can.

For busy people who like the art of sending handwritten cards, Jack Cards is a terrific service. If having someone else involved in the process isn’t for you, check out “Birthday cards and reminder systems” for tips on how to get cards out the door on time.

(Pictured card by Bumble Ink, available through Jack Cards.)

49 Comments for “Never forget to send a card with Jack Cards”

  1. posted by priest's wife on

    What a cute elephant!

    Reminds me of when my sister told my nephew the name of my son, his cousin- Alexander. He said- that’s an elephant name!

    Alexander is one of the main characters in the Barbar the elephant books


  2. posted by ecuadoriana on

    No, I don’t like this at all. If one is SO busy in life that they can’t buy a PACK or two of variety greeting cards (once a year while already out shopping for other items at the Dollar Store!), and buy a couple of books of Forever Stamps, and take FIVE minutes out of their day to write a nice birthday greeting to a friend, then maybe they’ve allowed their life to get waaay too cluttered and priorities need to be reevaluated!

    C’mon! How hard is it to buy a box of marked down greeting cards? We don’t have to make it an ordeal to go all the way out to purchase ONE card at a time! We ALL have access to a postal service to buy stamps in BOOKS! Heck, we can now purchase stamps (and custome design stamps!) on line! (don’t have to buy ONE stamp at a time!)

    I have several boxes of mixed greeting cards that I’ve purchased from scouts, veterans groups, and the Dollar Store. I keep a tote in the cupboard that contains greeting cards, a book of Forever Stamps, a couple of nice different color ink pens (for drawing hearts and smiley faces!). I keep a “master List” written in pencil (so that I can easily update) of names, addresses, & important dates that I want to acknowledge. I even have a few rubber stamps of animals and an ink pad to embellish cards going to children. Not rocket science, not so difficult, doesn’t take up any space, is cheaper than hiring a service, and is way more personal.

    Gee whiz, my grandmother didn’t have a computer, or a car, or services to send greeting cards for her! Yet despite arthritic hands she never neglected to buy, write out, and send cards for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, graduations, etc. for all 8 of her kids, 40 grandchildren, and even more great grandchildren- not to mention her own siblings, cousins, etc!

    How complicated have we made our lives?

  3. posted by Erin Doland on

    @Ecudariana — In theory, sure, my grandmother didn’t have a computer and still remembered to send cards. However, she also didn’t work 80 hrs a week to support her family. Like her, you may not have to work long hours, but that isn’t the case for all of our readers. If something helps a single reader to better organize her time, why criticize that? So this service isn’t for you, fine. But don’t try to make another reader feel bad/guilty/inferior because she has a full-time job and could use some assistance staying in touch with important people in her life.

  4. posted by Deedee on

    Yeah, what @ecuadoriana said. I agree 100%. All I would add to what she said is that in many grocery stores you can purchase postage stamps from the cashier checking out your groceries. If you have time to grocery shop that is. 😀
    But really, to me anyway, this is a unitask sort of service. Really not necessary at all. Almost more trouble (and probably more money) to set it up than to just deal with it the old fashioned way. I shop for birthday cards all year long, when in cute boutiques, farmer’s markets, etc. When I love everything in a fun shop full of hand crafted items and don’t need anything but would like to buy something, a birthday card is always a good purchase. Inexpensive (compared to the other items sold) and unique. Most of the cards I buy are blank on the inside and would work for most any occasion.
    And I also have a drawer where I keep a box filled with the miscellaneous cards I have picked up here and there with the stamps and pens. I keep addresses in my address book on the computer. Easy peasy to pick a card, write a note, address the envelope, pop on a stamp. Five minutes maximum unless I write a long letter in it. 😉 So…why would I pay a service for this?

  5. posted by Deedee on

    Erin, I agree that if you work 80 hours a week (!?) you sure don’t have a lot of free time. But, you still have to take the time to set this service up, and you still have to get the card in the mail from the company to write your message and then put it in the mail to your recipient. So I really don’t see that it saves you a lot of time other than the shopping for the cards and the stamps. And since I only work 40 hours a week (with occasional overtime) I do have some free time for shopping, etc. Anyway, I certainly would not judge anyone (or make them feel bad/guilty/inferior) who found that this service worked well for them. We all manage our time differently according to our needs.

  6. posted by ecuadoriana on

    @ Erin, maybe my skepticism came off as making others feel bad, and for that I apologize. I thought the whole idea was to Unclutter our lives so to make room for what’s important, so we can live a life of joy and intent.

    Our grandmothers (and mothers) DID work “80 hours a week to support her family”. Difference was she never got to call it a day, clock out, and go home. She didn’t get time and a half for overtime & working holidays. She didn’t get paid sick days or vacations days. Heck, she didn’t get paid! And she was on duty round the clock. So…

    We have so many more “conveniences” to make our lives easier, yet finding time to jot off a quick birthday note has become a time consuming burden that requires a paid service? I shake my head in wonder.

    If we are all so busy that we can’t take a few minutes out each day to send a nice note, or make a personal phone call, then maybe we should just give up, send everyone a group email, text, or post it on our facebook page, whatever, that we are way too busy to send a birthday card to grandma, or our best friend, or our kid. We can just tell them that we have reset our priorities and working 80 hours must come first. Then we can finish it off with “Maybe I’ll be able to make it to your funeral. Have a nice day.”

    Erin, I don’t mean to sound snide, but we are able to find time to Unclutter our closets, kitchen cupboards, bathrooms, bookshelves, etc. with the goal being to have more space and time for the things that matter. Truth is, I’d rather leave wet towels pile up & mold on the bathroom floor rather than not take a few minutes to send my grandson a birthday card.

    We are supposed to be making our lives freer, less bogged down by clutter, and more fulfilled. Hiring a service to buy a baby shower card for your sister means that one still has not met their goal of living an Uncluttered life.

  7. posted by Karag on

    @Ecudariana – While I have a deep desire to keep in touch with friends and family who are scattered around the world, I sometimes fail at remembering birthdays because I sometimes lose focus in response to demands of to working full-time, going to graduate school, and maintaining my house and marriage. For those of us who have yet to become as perfectly organized and prioritized as you, I think this is a cool service.

  8. posted by infmom on

    I pay ten bucks a year for a subscription to the Hallmark web site, which will let me send personalized cards and e-cards too.

    You can set up the delivery well in advance of the event, which is what I do with the e-cards so I won’t forget to have them sent out.

  9. posted by Becka on

    I have never, not a single day in my life remembered to send someone a birthday card. My brain is too cluttered with other stuff.

    I won’t use a service for this because at this point in my life I have not faced any social repercussions from not sending cards. Perhaps, I can keep my pocketbook uncluttered by not purchasing or sending cards at all.

    Also want to add that my circle of friends and family rarely send cards. My mother-in law is a card sender, and my brother’s wife. other than that, no one sends cards. My mother and sister in law love me, so they forgive me in my social failure of remembering birthdays.

  10. posted by Allison on

    I sort of think that part of the point of a handwritten card is that it entails a bit of effort on the part of the sender (not that keeping some cards and stamps on hand is exactly tricky). I mean, you could theoretically set up an automatic flower purchase that would be delivered to your sweetie on your anniversary every year, without you doing anything, but it would lose the special thought that made it MEAN anything. I think that’s the root of the issue most of us have with this service… it suggests that an act of caring towards a loved one is just a chore.

    I agree with the point that uncluttering is not organization for the sake of organization, but for the sake of making time in our lives for our loved ones and the activities that are worth our time. I also heartily disagree with the anti-feminist implication that our grandmothers didn’t “work” and had loads more free time than people do nowadays.

  11. posted by Erin Doland on

    @Ecuadoriana — You said, “We are supposed to be making our lives freer, less bogged down by clutter, and more fulfilled.” What you’re losing sight of is that an 80-hr a week career may be what is fulfilling, what matters most, to someone else.

    What matters most to you is not “right,” it is not “better,” it is simply BETTER FOR YOU.

  12. posted by ecuadoriana on

    @ Karag: Oh believe me, I am far from perfectly organized! That’s why I read blogs (I find the time!) and articles (I bought Erin’s book, which I love!) to help me become better at uncluttering & organizing!

    And once I got into the mind set of “YES! Doing this will help me make room for the important stuff!” the ball really started to roll (although occasionally the ball got snagged on some junk left on the hall floor. LOL!) Not only did I start embracing all the suggestions (that work for me), but I started patting myself on the back for all the things that I HAD been doing right all along anyway! We all have those things that we do without thinking about that keep us on track. We should congratulate ourselves for them!

    So, when I contemplate the fact that one “loses focus” when it comes to letting our loved ones know we care, then why is it that we don’t lose focus to make sure our rent/mortgage is paid on time, or the utility bills? And yes, many of us subscribe to automatic payment plans, or on-line bill paying. But wasn’t the original purpose of those services to be so we have more time for the IMPORTANT things in our lives- like sending a birthday card?! Truth is I used to subscribe to an auto payment for my student loan. After they did a “double payment” for the third time (resulting in many headaches of bounced checks & over draft fees of which they took their good old time reimbursing me for) I canceled the service. The time “saved” cost me more time & money in the long run! I know that is not the norm, but still, I couldn’t hack the headaches. If a huge company like a student loan service can screw up so bad, how can we be assured that the “gift card service” wouldn’t do the same thing?!

    So it goes back to: FIND the time for who/what is most important! The cable bill should NEVER take precedence over your mother’s birthday.

  13. posted by Erin Doland on

    @Allison — I’m not really sure what is anti-feminist about saying there are differences between being at home during the day and working in an office?? There are differences. That is a fact. It’s different.

    I’m a WAHM and I know it’s harder on people who work outside the home to take care of errands than it is for me. It just is. They can’t run to the store at 2:00 in the afternoon like I can. They have hour-long commutes everyday that eat into their free time that I don’t have. I’m not really sure how these differences are anti-feminist. They’re simply a statement of fact.

  14. posted by James on

    I always find the passionate responses against relatively simple ideas and services on this blog puzzling. The fact that people may find a greeting card sending service useful isn’t necessarily an symptom of a declining society.

    Thanks for the heads up on the service Erin. If it was available in Canada, I’d definitely consider it. I’m one of those folks who is notorious for forgetting special events.

  15. posted by Tiffany on

    I’m a little bit mystified at people’s objections to this service. It looks to me like you get on your computer, you tell it when the card-giving occasions are, you pick out which cards you want to send, and then like clockwork, the card gets delivered to you.

    You’re still picking out the card, you’re still setting a reminder of the birthday, you’re still buying it, you’re still writing it, and you’re still mailing it. It’s essentially the same thing as the box of cards you pre-selected sitting in your closet and the list of dates you keep in your address book, except you don’t have to deal with storing any of it yourself.

    So the only thing being lost here is the drive to the card-selling establishment. I guaran-freaking-tee you that no one in my life cares about whether I schlepped to the Hallmark store or not. I really don’t see what’s so impersonal about this.

  16. posted by Kay Chase on

    I think that the fact that people have such strong emotional and judgmental reactions to the Unclutterer posts is often a sign that something important is going on. Many of us are here precisely because we’re struggling with our priorities and “life doesn’t have to be this hard”. I’m reminded of the saying, “be kind, because everyone you meet is fighting a battle.”

    Myself, I’d love for the effort-threshold to send someone a regular card to be lowered. I have many friends whose days would be thus brightened.

    I’m very happy to evade the “you’d take the hard way if you were just a better person” trap. I’ve found that I’m a more productive, more kind, and contribute more to society when I make things easier on myself.

  17. posted by Heather on

    Here’s another approach: buy all the birthday, anniversary etc. cards that you need for the yr at once — the 1st wk of Jan; sign the card, address them and stamp them (using forever stamps!) put the mailing date in pencil on envelope; line them up date order in 1 place and you’re good to go! This allows you that personal greeting too.

  18. posted by Dani on

    I’ve found that reading the comments to many of these posts causes a lot of mental clutter. So much fighting! It’s a blog–clearly readers are going to agree or disagree with each other and the services, products, and ideas that you post.

  19. posted by Marcie Lovett on

    This, and other companies that send out cards for you, seems like it might be a good idea for some people. However, I think it takes more effort to input all the information into their Web site than it does to go to the store once or twice a year and buy cards. I recommend to my clients that they buy a box of all-purpose cards (much like Erin’s silver wrapping paper) and they can write whatever greeting they choose inside. Getting a card without a personal message just doesn’t seem meaningful to me.

  20. posted by Jill on

    Go Jack Cards! Great way to make mail fun again. At my job I often hear that the “good mail” gets lost in the unsolicited mail that crowds their mailbox & clutters their homes.

  21. posted by Allison on

    @Erin –
    To me, reading

    “However, she also didn’t work 80 hrs a week to support her family. Like her, you may not have to work long hours,…”,

    sounds like our grandmothers didn’t work. While you may have intended to say that working at home was different from working in an office, that is not what came across.

  22. posted by Kat on

    While I personally wouldn’t use this site because I have a system in place, I can see why others could want to.

    My system involves noting all the birthdays on the calendar and then on the first of each month, mailing out my cards for that month. I some months with nothing in them and others with 20. It works for me.

  23. posted by Peter on

    Thanks for the information, I will surely check out Jack’s cards now.

  24. posted by Karen on

    Whoa! How did a simple little suggestion turn into a feminist/anti-feminist debate? Erin, these kinds of rants must really make your head spin. Especially when they get so judgmental so quickly.

    LOL Tiffany: “I guaran-freaking-tee you that no one in my life cares about whether I schlepped to the Hallmark store or not.” DITTO! I love that.

    P.S. To those who are not offended by this idea, try, too.

  25. posted by Kel on

    Thank you Erin for pointing there is a difference between people who work outside the home and those who don’t (whether they work from home or something else)! And while I don’t need this service now, I like knowing they exist for down the road if I need it.

  26. posted by [email protected] on

    Yes, it’s a nice thrill to receive a physical card.

    Personally, I like to send cards on a whim without having to shop, buy expensive physical cards that do end up as clutter, require addressing and physical transport somewhere, and are not friendly to the environment.

    So I use Care2’s _free_ eCards

    It’s possible my cards even help some important causes. I can’t prove this. But they have some great cards and options and you can even add a photo.

  27. posted by Jay on

    While this service is not for me, I appreciate the post.

    One reminder: many grocery stores sell cards and stamps. If you grocery shop regularly, you might find that you can pick up cards and stamps conveniently at the grocery store.

  28. posted by Sooz on

    @Heather, this is exactly what a good friend of mine does and she is NEVER late in getting a card out for any occasion!

  29. posted by J on

    Will they also send cards late if that is your normal habit? My family would think I’d been kidnapped or had a lobotomy if my cards ever made it to them on time 🙂

  30. posted by ninakk on

    While I understand the idea that Heather is proposing, I would never do such a thing myself. What if something significant happens between the time you wrote a card all those months ago and a person’s birthday? You start all over and chuck the now unusable card, written and stamped, into the bin? Neither green nor time-saving.

    To me the most important thing is to receive any kind of acknowledgement from friends and family, so a text message or ecard works just as fine; the time it takes to write that message on this Jack Cards website. On the other hand, it’s *really* nice to receive real mail these days and so I think it’s a wonderful option for people way busier than me.

    Nowadays, I’m trying to deal with birthdays and such during my weekly review of “stuff to do”. I can’t remember when I sent the last real card though, but text messages and ecards are known to have been sent by yours truly. And real cards have been handed over with a gift of some kind in person, too.

  31. posted by ninakk on

    Ugh, *what if something significant that you want to mention happens*

  32. posted by Larousse on

    I live in a place where nice cards are hard to come by. To me, buying a box full of all-occasions cards wouldn’t work, because if I’m going to send a card at all (my family have often made do with a phone call or a text!), I want it to be an appropriate one that I have spent some time and care picking. So this service would be great for me, if you have a selection that you can choose from, and can just pick out the card from your computer screen rather than get to a store that has a decent card selection.
    However, my biggest challenge is getting cards through the international postal system on the right day, which is where the site mentioned in the original post would not be that useful. These days I send a lot of cards via Moonpig dot com, where everything can be personalized and sent out directly. My family and friends love these, even though I don’t sign the card physically myself.

  33. posted by Aslaug on

    This service is probably fine (so not getting into that argument), but has anyone considered just not buying cards at all, so as not to clutter up their time and the houses of people who get the cards?

    After a big uncluttering session some years back I threw away all the birthday, holiday and other cards I’d been saving. The only exceptions were if there was a long personal message. In 90+% of cases there wasn’t. Most of the cards said “dear Aslaug, happy birthday, signature” For years I kept every single card and then I finally decided they were clutter.

    After that I don’t buy cards except on very rare occasions (e.g. weddings). If I come to your house on your birthday there is no card with the present. If I send a present, there is a cute post-it on the gift or I write directly on the wrapper. If you don’t merit a present, you don’t merit a card either (sorry), but you might get a phone call – which to me is better than a card anyway.

    For the holidays, to the people I don’t actually give a present or see over the holidays I usually send an email with a family picture attached, again no (paper) clutter.

  34. posted by Phalynn on

    Wow what snide comments over a great post! As a busy single mom, i wish this service was sending the card I need to mail today. To each his own! Cheers!

  35. posted by Karen on

    Great idea!

    Since I’m in Australia, I’m guessing we’ll get this service in about 5 years 🙂

    In the mean time, maybe I’ll take a few hours in the New Year to shop and add some cards as reminders to my tickler file.

  36. posted by Happy Mum on

    Stash of attractive, blank cards (eg, from museum, Oxfam or other charity, whatever you like). Stash of stamps. You write message to fit the occasion — more personal and nicer than pre-printed anyway. I do think the Jack cards “solution” is as clutter-y as the problem it supposedly solves.

  37. posted by Jen on

    This is going to sound weird, but it irritates me when I get bland greeting cards that were only sent out because the sender felt some sort of social obligation to send a card. To me, if you’re going to send a card, you should put some thought and time in it. So, to me, this service sort of perpetuates a card giving attitude that I really dislike. I think that’s part of the reason that people are getting upset over this.
    I usually go to Borders once or twice a year to get greeting cards. I have a list of what cards I need for the next few months, and I get what I need. The Borders by me has a Paperchase section, and they make some really beautiful cards. They’re sort of expensive, but I prefer sending out really cool cards that I think my recipients will enjoy looking at, instead of sending generic cards just to say that I sent a card.
    That’s not to say that using this service or sending out generic cards can’t be heartfelt and thoughtful and much appreciated by the recipient. It’s just my generalized explanation for why I wouldn’t be a fan of using this.

  38. posted by Ann on

    I didn’t see the comments of people who didn’t like the idea of this service as snide at all. I thought the whole idea of this forum was to discuss Unclutterer posts and offer tips, which I typically find more useful than the original post (which is highly useful for starting the whole conversation). This service will work for some people, but for others, these other suggestions may be helpful.

    However, I also viewed one of Erin’s comments differently than she described it later. Her original comment was:

    “However, she also didn’t work 80 hrs a week to support her family. Like her, you may not have to work long hours, but that isn’t the case for all of our readers.”

    Her later response to Allison:

    “@Allison — I’m not really sure what is anti-feminist about saying there are differences between being at home during the day and working in an office?? There are differences. That is a fact. It’s different.”

    It’s good to know that she wasn’t saying women who work/worked at home don’t “work” long hours, but it certainly came across that way; she didn’t just say the two were different. I’ve done both, as I’m sure many of you have, and I worked long, hard hours at both. I don’t think you can generalize that one is necessarily harder. It certainly depends on the circumstances, such as whether people are full time caregivers, how much money they have, etc.


  39. posted by Christine on

    Ann, I agree with particularly the last point of your statement. I have also worked full-time and quit only when my 2nd child was 1.

    Things were difficult in different ways and even during different “seasons” of each job. That is, there were some times when things were slow at work. That’s much more rare at home.

    Yes, I do SOMETIMES have more time during the day to get things, but that’s not always the case b/c I had other things I had to get to – I’m not talking about cleaning my house (that rarely gets done). I am talking about stuff I had to take care of for my son’s class or an appointment I had to go with with my mother, etc. I have often had weeks when the first chance I get to do “regular errands” like grocery shopping is on Saturday and the “perk” is having my husband watch the kids for a few hours that day so I can get to 5 stores instead of 2 and get stuff done. And just when I think things have slowed down, my 3rd is teething badly and having trouble taking a nap.

    Don’t get me wrong. I feel blessed to stay at home with my kids, especially since I didn’t get to with my 1st and for part of my 2nd, but many times, my schedule is not “1) take son to busstop, 2) run lots of errands, be efficient, clean house”. And it’s only gotten more hectic as the kids get older and have more activities. We try not to get them into too much, but we do want them to delve into the activities they do have, so those things do take up a lot of time (e.g. TKD, scouts), which means add’l time taken up elsewhere and at home.

    And while I did work some odd hours, I didn’t keep the hours I keep now, which is basically up from 450am (thank the baby :)) until 12am (10:30pm if I force myself to sleep).

    As for the actual post, I know there are certainly some people who could use it. The service will survive only if there are people who support it right? So obviously, someone needs it. It’s like some of the unitaskers or appliances out there. Some people need them, some don’t. Some people find them more CONVENIENT. The whole point is to declutter home/life to the point of full enjoyment. Sometimes that means getting rid of some things while getting other things that while not totally necessary, make things a lot easier.

    My personal PREFERENCE is buying my greeting cards at the store (though that can be any store – not just a Hallmark). I buy them on avg about once a month while running other errands and try to pick out something specific to that person. I have little time to write out personal notes so when I do it, whether it’s a birthday or a thank you note, I want it to be a rich, personal communication. I just personally don’t find it necessarily, but others do.

  40. posted by J on

    Ann and Christine – great points & well said.

  41. posted by Sarah on

    Erin said, “What you’re losing sight of is that an 80-hr a week career may be what is fulfilling, what matters most, to someone else.”

    I pity that person if that’s what matters most. (And I hope they don’t have kids.)

  42. posted by Erin Doland on

    @Sarah — I have a friend who is a priest who, technically, is constantly working, even when he sleeps (168 hrs/wk). Granted, he doesn’t have kids, but I don’t pity him at all. He loves being a priest and he finds it very fulfilling.

    I also know a few doctors and surgeons who work 100 hrs one week (literally living at the hospital when they’re on call) and then have a week off from work. They have families, and very fulfilling careers. I don’t pity them, either.

    Many firefighters and police officers have similarly intense schedules where they are on call and on site at their station houses one week and then off the next.

    Like priests, my friends in the military have worked for a year in Iraq — 168 hours a week — and rarely get days “off.” They have families, but they also have a sense of duty to their country. I don’t pity them.

    Priests, doctors, surgeons, firefighters, police officers, military personnel … I don’t think any of these professionals need your pity because they find their long-hour commitment careers fulfilling. They also don’t need you hoping “they don’t have kids.”

  43. posted by Pat on

    Thanks for the original post (and glad I don’t have to carefully read through all those comments. Jeez. It’s just a card service, folks!)

    So, anyway, the Jack Cards experience: Overall it was pretty painless. It took longer to set up the address book etc than I thought but that was a minor thing. I didn’t want to upload my whole address book (100s of contacts), just a few. This involved exporting a .vcf card for each contact.

    I’m so glad they will address, SIGN (w/ my msg) AND MAIL them for me. I live overseas, family is in the USA. So it is great for my purposes – more selection in English and it actually gets mailed on time. Win-Win.

  44. posted by Sarah on

    just go to
    and send your cards and make money by referring the service.

    Kill two birds with one stone…your cards get sent and you can make residual income!!


  45. posted by L.M. on

    I agree with the initial post by ecuadoriana!

  46. posted by Susan in FL on

    Perhaps some of the folks who think they need this greeting card sending service really need to de-clutter their greeting card lists. Do you really need to send a card to your butcher, your brother’s high school best friend, and your mail, newspaper and dry-cleaning delivery persons.

  47. posted by Jacki on

    It doesn’t take much for me to easily imagine people for whom this would be a great service. My husband is seriously ill and this will only continue and get worse. My kids are all young adults, however, if I had grandchildren, I would be using this service because it would help me make sure their occasions didn’t get lost in the maelstrom that is my current life.

    Maybe others could continue to be very organized in the face of heartache and a very increased load of administrative stuff but I’ll take any shortcut I can to stay afloat.

  48. posted by Sarah on

    Erin, the key phrase was “what matters most.” If you are a priest with no family obligations, then it’s fine if one’s vocation is what matters most. However, if a person has a family, that should be “what matters most.” If you are person who works 100 hours a week with a family, either you have a spouse who doesn’t work at all and bears the bulk of the family obligations, or someone else (i.e., a nanny or day care center) is raising your family. No one has that many hours in a week to devote to family and career and do both equally well.

    But, this conversation has really digressed. Wasn’t this about a greeting card service? 🙂

  49. posted by Kathryn on

    One MAJOR problem with Jack Cards is that they make card suggestions that are completely inappropriate. So the “ease” with pointing and clicking your card on it’s way that they advertise isn’t that helpful.
    Here is an email I sent their customer service department the other day:

    “I am curious how cards are selected or recommended by your website.
    The cards recommended for my mother-in-law’s birthday had topics like:
    “I’m your best friend and I can prove it”
    “Burn baby burn”
    “Slut birthday”
    By selecting “mother” as the relationship, doesn’t this narrow my choices down to more sensitive categories?
    Or is there no filter at all on the recommended cards?
    Also, if all the cards recommended are not appropriate then what’s the point in even having the “family relationship” categories?”

    and here is their reply:

    “Hi Kathryn!
    Thank you so much for getting in touch and telling us about the designs that have been recommended for your mother-in-law. We apologize that some designs that are inappropriate were suggest.
    We are constantly working to improve Jack Cards and refine each of the services that we offer. This is an ongoing process and unfortunately sometimes there tends to be a small bug in our system that we need our members to point out to us.
    I have notified the web team of the cards that were recommended to you and they are currently working to refine and improve this function. We appreciate you notifying us about this and for being patient as we work to make our card recommendations more appropriate based on the relationship of your contact.
    Please feel free to contact me anytime you have feedback or a questionI’m here to help!
    Have a great day!
    Molly and the Jack Cards Team

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