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The Ins and Outs of Personalized Correspondence Cards

Personalized correspondence cards from giftsin24.comWhether you’re sending a note of congratulations or love, there’s nothing like personalized correspondence cards (also called flat cards or notecards) to make it special.

Made to reflect your style and name, correspondence cards are elegant enough to be a time-honored tradition, yet meaningful enough to make a heartfelt impression. That’s why, when you are taking the time to handwrite a note, correspondence cards are the perfect way to do it. Use them for sympathy notes, thank you cards, congratulations wishes and more. If you’re looking to create and write the best correspondence cards possible, here is what you’ll want to know.

Correspondence Card Etiquette

There are certain hallmarks of correspondence cards, traditionally speaking. A correspondence card is a specific size: slightly larger than the modern A6 postcard size. It should also be a heavy enough weight of paper to create a premium feel — ideally not less than 350 grams per square meter (GSM). Include your contact information: usually your name, address and phone number. It may also feature other details such as an email address, a website and/or a social media username if desired. As for the message, write your note on only the front — never the back — of the card, and your writing should be brief and sweet. Correspondence cards belong in envelopes printed on high-quality paper. If you really want to make them special, use traditional wax seals.

Damask Card is a personalized correspondence card from giftsin24.comTimeframe for Sending Specific Types of Cards

The timing of certain cards depends on the occasion — yet there is always flexibility. Etiquette dictates you should send sympathy cards, for example, within two weeks of someone’s death. At the same time, expressing condolences is still appropriate weeks or even months after that point, as it communicates care to a grieving person. With thank you notes — whether for birthday, anniversary, graduation, shower or baptism gifts — ideally send notes within four weeks of receiving presents.

What Makes Personalized Correspondence Cards Special?

The elegance of correspondence cards is in the attention to detail. Rather than generic paper, they feature heavier, higher-quality paper. This gives each notecard a sense of importance. Likewise, correspondence cards are as unique as you are, made to showcase your style. At Giftsin24, we offer a wide selection of cards to give you plenty of ways to customize them. Create your design with a monogram and choice of lettering. We also offer a variety of decorative elements such as crisp embossing, rich raised ink, borders and more.

For the best personalized correspondence cards, Giftsin24 is your resource. Our established, family-owned company not only creates the finest cards in the industry, but we also provide a fast turnaround on all designs. Most orders ship within 24 hours, so you can get what you need quickly. We provide free FedEx ground shipping, exceptional packaging and a commitment to order accuracy on every card set.

Browse our personalized notecards online and place an order today!

Embossed Cotton Papers: Our Finest Stationery

Chesapeake Boulevard Card in Embossed Cotton by Giftsin24.com

The oversized dimensions of the Chesapeake Boulevard Card by Giftsin24 make this single panel card an especially unique gift.

Looking for a little taste of luxury? Four words: personalized embossed cotton stationery.

Whether you are buying a gift for a close friend, want to thank an important client, or simply want to indulge yourself, you can’t go wrong with our cotton stationery embossed with a name or monogram. These high quality, classic papers can be used for any occasion and are always “in style.” In fact, you’ll enjoy their elegant look and smooth, sturdy feel.

Remember, giftsin24 is the leading producer of embossed social stationery in the U.S. Our cotton papers are the same high quality papers you find at Crane’s, but at lower prices. Plus, like all our stationery, our cotton papers …

  • include color-matched envelopes
  • arrive wrapped in tissue, affixed with a seal and nestled in a champagne gift box
  • get shipped in 24 hours
  • arrive FREE with FedEx Ground Shipping a few days later
  • are guaranteed to be perfect, or we will gladly replace it (though we have a 99.8 percent accuracy rate, so odds are, your order WILL be perfect.)

5 Favorite Embossed Cotton Products

Avenue Card  Command the attention of your colleagues, clients or business associates with the embossed cotton Avenue Card. These single-panel cards come with 50 envelopes. Try your name on the top left line and your title below. Add an embossed return address, which is free this month (September 2014), on the envelopes for extra polish. Be sure to choose the 100% cotton option. 

Banner Card  Impressive & classic! The thick, creamy paper feels smooth and substantial in hand, and the name confidently announces itself in upper-case lettering. Be sure to choose the 100% cotton option.

Firenze Monogram Card in Cotton Paper from Giftsin24.com

Firenze Monogram Card in Cotton Paper features a flowing monogram embossed with crisp edges that you expect from Giftsin24.

Firenze Monogram Note  European flair meets American ingenuity in this elegantly designed folded note. Not your average script style, the Firenze Monogram Note adds a new twist to a traditional look. Be sure to choose the 100% cotton option. 

Capital Note  Simply charming! Make a warm first impression with the Capital Note. Your beautifully embossed, flowing initial appears above your embossed name. A crisp border frames the whole arrangement. The quality of the embossing and detailed design make this folded note special. Your choice of white or ivory paper. Be sure to choose the 100% cotton option. 

Chesapeake Boulevard Card The oversized dimensions of our Chesapeake line meet the elegance and sophistication of our cotton paper! Enjoy a taste of luxury with these beautifully embossed single-panel cards. And don’t worry, our Chesapeake stationery still fits within the US Postal Service’s requirements for a first-class stamp. Be sure to choose the 100% cotton option.