Make your e-life more civilized

There’s always been something rather satisfying in receiving a card in the mail (that’s right, remember good old-fashioned snail mail?). Invitations sent via e-mail or Facebook, while convenient, just haven’t been able to carry the same amount of thoughtfulness and personalized touch. Until now—Paperless Post takes the e-invite into a civilized age, letting you design and send custom invitations and announcements expediently online.

Created by siblings Alexa and James Hirschfeld, the site cleverly allows subscribers to choose among a dizzying array of card styles, fonts and design flourishes that perfectly mimic the heft and look of elegant stationary, complete with envelopes that open with a click. In addition to feeling good about your carbon footprint, you’re also easily able to monitor as recipients receive their invitations, and manage their replies. Who says you can’t bring formality and manners into the 21st century?

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