Sunday, September 19, 2010

Storkie Review & Giveaway!

 *Giveaway is now closed. Stay tuned for winner announcement*

This week marks the beginning of fall. Soon we'll be planning costumes and decorating for Halloween. I hate to say it, but the holidays will be here before we know it. Every year, I try to start my search early for the perfect Christmas cards. I'm picky with them, I admit, but I love to find just the right cards.

This year, I found some really beautiful holiday cards from Storkie Express. They have a great variety of designs specifically for Christmas and Hanukkah as well as general holiday and even New Year's cards. These holiday categories contain both photo and non-photo designs. I know many families love the photo card designs, but many of us, myself included, like the non-photo designs. Storkie has lots of options. (There are a ton of Photo Christmas Cards too, if that's your preference!) They also sell matching return address labels, envelope seals and custom postage stamps. (Yep! Real postage stamps! But we'll talk about those in a bit!)




Aren't the designs nice? I think they're really fun and festive. Whether your taste is modern or whimsical or classic, I'm sure you'll find a design to your liking. And because Storkie separates the card designs for you (into Christmas Cards, Holiday Cards, etc.), it's really simple to get exactly what you are looking for!

I was given the opportunity to choose a card design to personalize and receive for my review. I love modern cards, but I was looking for a more classic card to send to relatives this year. I have family and friends who celebrate Hanukkah and some who celebrate Christmas and I wanted a card that would be appropriate to send to everyone. I chose these beautiful, embossed cards.


The picture here online doesn't even really do the card justice. It's really a gorgeous card. The card stock is a good, substantial weight and the embossing is intricate and clear. We have a bunch of bird feeders in our backyard and we love watching the chickadees, so when I saw these cards, I knew they were perfect. I love the simple touch of the snowman's red scarf as well. So pretty.



The card I chose can only be personalized on the inside with the message, but many of the other cards offered on Storkie can be altered by color, design, etc. And Storkie makes it super easy with their iDesign web editor. It's really simple to get the exact look you like. I was especially impressed with the text help. I wanted to change the sentiment inside my cards, but I wasn't sure what I wanted to say. As soon as I clicked on the text to edit, a list appeared with a ton of suggestions. When I saw one I liked, it only took one click to replace the original text with my chosen text. The iDesign editor really made the personalization process easy and fun.

It's true with the holidays coming quickly, I have holiday cards on the brain, but Storkie also offers beautiful party invitations, wedding invitations and thank you notes. If you have any of those events coming up, be sure to check out their selection.


So not only was Storkie super generous in offering me free cards to review, they also are offering a giveaway prize to one of my readers! Storkie is giving one of my readers 1 sheet of their custom Holiday Stamps. (1 sheet contains 20  $0.44 stamps!) They can be personalized to match many of the card designs offered on Storkie or you can use one of your own holiday photos for them! Isn't that cool?! It's real U.S. Postage and you get to choose the design! I'm jealous! This is a wonderful prize!


**Giveaway!**

Prize: 1 winner will receive a sheet of 20 $0.44 personalized postage stamps. ($19.99 value)

Mandatory Entry: You must go to Storkie.com and leave a comment here telling me which card design or stamp design you would love to have. (Please make sure you leave an email address so I can contact you if you win!)

Extra Entries: (You must leave a comment for each extra entry you do. These are optional, but in order to get credit for them, you must do the mandatory entry first.)

- Follow my blog on Google Friend Connect (1 entry)
- Subscribe to my blog (1 entry)
- "Like" Storkie on Facebook (1 entry) *Leave FB name in comment*
- "Like" Jodibee Designs on Facebook (1 entry) *Leave FB name in comment*

That's it! Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents and will close on Sunday, September 26 at 11:59pm EST. I will choose one winner with Random.org and I will notify that winner by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or I will choose another winner. Good Luck!


Disclaimer: Storkie Express sent me 20 free holiday cards in order to facilitate this review. I was not compensated for this blog post. The company is also supplying the prize to my giveaway winner. The opinions and views stated here are mine and have not been edited or influenced by the company.

92 comments:

ape2016 said...

I like the Charming Tree card and design.

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liked Storkie on FB

Traci66 said...

I didn't see the stamp designs but I like Reindeer Games PhotoPhoto Christmas Cards
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Niecey said...

I like the elegant angel christmas card design

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I like storkie on facebook

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Christie said...

The Nativity Scene is great!

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Carol W. said...

I like the Contemporary Vines stamps.

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bmom76 said...

I like the reindeer games stamps the best.
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Kritter said...

I love the snow flakes postage stamps!!

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dbaxdevilsfan said...

I have to pick ONE design?!?!? Impossible! I loooovveeee cards, so this is hard. Choosing one though, I'd pick the Gold Foil Wreath Christmas Card (http://www.storkie.com/p-3656-gold-foil-wreath.aspx). I totally love the Decorating Our Tree stamps (http://www.storkie.com/p-30104-decorating-our-tree-postage-stamps.aspx). I think I may have to do some shopping here. LOL!

Chris said...

I like the Nativity Scene Photo cards
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Erika said...

I love the snowflake ornament postage stamps. Super Cute!

Erika said...

I am a follower :)

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I subscribe to you blog!

Erika said...

I like Storkie on Facebook!

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I like Jodibee designs on facebook. Thanks for the chance to win!

Heidi said...

I love the little ladybug postage stamp.
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Linda Henderson said...

I like the Polar Bears Postage Stamp Sheet.

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I like Storkie on Facebook as myself.

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mbreakfield said...

I like the reindeer games postage stamps.
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tristatecruisers said...

i love the jolly snowman--with the pitiful little face and a bird on his head--how cute!! :)

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SolDucky said...

I really like the Swirly Christmas Tree Stamps Sheet!

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MomOnTheEdge said...

I like the Custom Holiday Photo Postage Stamp

MomOnTheEdge said...

Following you on GFC

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Liked you on FB

MomOnTheEdge said...

Liked Storkie on FB (forgot my username in the last comment - initials MSM)

Doodle741 said...

I like Hello Deer: http://www.storkie.com/p-64747-hello-deer.aspx

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Mari said...

I like the Nosey Deer Christmas card design.

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I am a storkie designs fb fan (Mari Doug)

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MrsPhilipswithoneL said...

I like the Happy Santa

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Kim@Chubby Cheeks Thinks said...

I would love the custom photo stamps! I always wanted these! So cute!
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Cathy W said...

I like Stone Bridge and about 10 others!
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"Liked" Storkie on Facebook (Cathy Wallace)

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maryjaco1 said...

I would select Symphony in Blue.

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lmurley2000 said...

i like the decorating penguins-christmas cards

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