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Digital Cards Done Locally

These local card companies help you with any hallmark occasion

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Don’t settle for the same old mass-produced holiday card when local stationery companies are offering the convenience of online ordering with a more personal touch, engaging design, and prices in the same ballpark as the big guys. Three to try:

Watermark Stationery
• The Wayzata retailer created a digital holiday collection featuring 50 card designs. Make them your own by changing the color, text, font, or layout at no extra charge. Turnaround time is four days, and you can skip the shipping charge if you pick them up at the shop. Prices range from $1.40 to $2.50 per card with a minimum order of 25. Refer a friend and receive a $30 store credit (which cannot be used on holiday cards). 952-473-7230, watermarkstationery.com

Pear Tree
• Personalized holiday cards are the mainstay of this online greeting card company based in North Mankato. Choose from hundreds of designs, including 82 that are new for the holidays and feature some of the latest techniques and trends, such as Hipstamatic photo treatments and hand-drawn elements. There are plenty of choices on
format too: Pear Tree offers postcards, expandable cards, holiday tags, and even special shapes such as holiday lights strung together (see above). Processing takes just two days, and prices start at 80 cents for 72 cards. 800-403-8861, peartreegreetings.com

Amy Zaroff Events + Design
• Perhaps best known these days for event planning, Amy Zaroff sells stationery too, and her exclusive collection of 22 holiday card designs can be ordered online. The price for a 5-by-7-inch card with envelope starts at $1.37 per card for 100. Get as much or as little assistance as you like: For additional fees, cards can be customized and envelopes addressed. Order by Dec. 12 for delivery prior to Christmas. After that, consider New Year’s greetings. 952-941-3371, amyzaroff.com


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