I love paper greeting cards!

And I’m often so emotionally attached to them. I used to keep all of the cards I ever received right from high school to Uni. This was until I had to move to the UK and frankly couldn’t justify those cards taking up space in my luggage. So I took photos of them – hoping to hold on to them for longer. But again the restrictions even on e-storage meant that I eventually had to let these go!

But I held on to all the physical cards I’ve ever received from Tee. So yes, I’ve got 9 years worth of cards. I counted these last night and they were about 50. From birthday cards, to Christmas cards, good luck and graduation wishes to wedding, anniversary and ‘absolutely-no-reason’ cards. 

The few people who followed me when I newly joined Instagram may remember that I’d once put up a photo of a wall gallery showcasing all my cards. While some friends said they loved cards, others were indifferent.

One my friends in particular said she couldn’t be bothered and the minute after she received a card, she was happy to drop it in the bin! If I had the powers, that could probably be a crime. But she hosted us to a yummy 3 course dinner in AbuDhabi recently, so I can’t stay mad at her for too long.

I have a few greeting card stories! On our first year anniversary of dating (read about our first date here) Tee and I unknowingly got each other the same card! It was actually so cute.

We also always say that even if you can’t buy a gift, a card is always a kind gesture!

But on one Valentine day – I totally forgot to get him one, and he was pretty sad. I tried to remedy it at the last minute, but that didn’t work out. I’ve also received the exact same card from him in two different years! 

Much more than just giving greeting cards, I love personalising them! So from editing the words on the inside to using personal photos on the front cover – it shows that you really did put in the effort, and were thoughtful! I also really do love unique and unusual cards!

I know with technology people seem to send less cards and opt for e-cards or simply sending videos! But what if you could merge both – like send a video in a greeting card!

Don’t spend too much time thinking, it’s possible – and for card lovers like me, it’s the dream!

Choosey Video Cards

When I started blogging early this year, one of my draft posts was this – sharing my love for greeting cards!

So when Choosey cards reached out to me to share their video cards, I thought “how did they know”.  Well, they didn’t. I guess you just attract what you are?

So they offered me a chance to shop get some cards for free and hear my thoughts!

The first video card I ordered was for you – my awesome blog readers and that’s it below!

 

So how do the video cards work? Pretty simple.

1. Go to Choosey.com online shop and pick out your card.

2. You can personalise the front of the card (where applicable) and the inside right.

3. The fun part! – the video. You may record a video on your phone or computer or use an existing video.

4. Download the Choosey app from App Store or GooglePlay (it’s free!) and upload the selected video to the app. You may also create a video directly on the app. It’s actually really easy.

5. The video will be uploaded to the inside left of the card.

6. Finalise your order and send either to yourself (extra envelope provided)
or directly to recipient!

7. Recipient downloads Choosey App, scans the barcode and views video!

You see, that way you’ve successfully sent a greeting card and a surprise video!

I used my iPad to scan the paper code and you can see the video! 

Pretty awesome huh?

My Additional Thoughts!

So obviously I think this is amazing but could do with a few tweaks:

1. It’ll be great to have a selection of cards that allow for the front page to be personalised.

2. In the alternative or in addition to 1 above, perhaps a photo of the video clip could be included to the bar code. This makes it less plain and recipients will be more inclined to view the video.

3. I really wanted Christmas cards with traditional Christmas greetings and couldn’t find those. Some of the cards are fun but a lot use some pretty risque words. The selection may therefore not appeal to a wider group of people, and so it’ll be great to have more variety.

But all in all, great! And I love it. You can send new videos, special moments videos, surprise videos, anything and any occasion. 

I’ll be making more videos this week and ordering more cards.


Giveaway!

I hope you’re keen to try and so you get 25% off your order with this code!

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One person also gets the chance to win a £40 credit to place orders!

It’s the perfect opportunity to get your Christmas, Valentine and other cards and go the extra mile attaching a video!

Easy peasy to enter!

Closes on the 15th of December and I’ll pick a winner on the 16th.

It’s open to UK residents only – but if you can’t enter, you know you should let your eligible friends know!!

Good luck!

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So – what are your thoughts on this video cards and do you love greeting cards in general?

I think it’s a great one. You could build couple traditions around it, it acts as keepsakes and helps relieve special moments!  There are also loads of creative ideas on the internet on what to do with old greeting cards! 

Love,

Kachee… xx

pS: Please download the app even if only to see the video I recorded to you all! I actually sang + Tee made my cameo appearance.  You can simply scan the barcode from your computer or phone  screen (using another phone). I tried it and it’s super cool. 


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  1. Live In Ibadan

    December 11, 2016 at 06:38

    Nice Initiative, kachee. Thought card gifting was an old tale. Never knew it still works magic. Video cards? Would def try it out.www.liveinibadan.blogspot.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      December 12, 2016 at 17:11

      Some old tales are the best and I think card gifting still has some magic.pS: Saw your comments on a lot of old posts!

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  2. Abisola

    December 11, 2016 at 12:48

    Oh. I love cards too.I still have a lot of my old cards with me. The more personalized the better, plus I usually take to heart the words written by hand, it means a lot to me for some reason.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      December 12, 2016 at 17:12

      That makes two of us. I take the words to heart, especially if the giver has manually hand written additional notes.

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  3. RuthsTravel:Because I Believe

    December 11, 2016 at 13:04

    “Awwwwwwww” This is me almost everytime I read your posts. You both warm hearts. I’m a card/handwritten note lover too! I have tons from my secondary school and I travelled all the way down (or up) with a few of them. I had to rip off the pages of a big note collection so I could be with them. The merger is really cool. I thought of doing one with a different app though. I’m not just convinced the introvert I’ve loved would let me give the best in my heart behind a rolling camera.😰May all the love you send out grow in those hearts and find their way to yours, again.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      December 17, 2016 at 17:56

      Awww Thank you Ruth! This means a lot to me.I think you never know until you try. So get behind that camera!

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  4. Tamie

    December 11, 2016 at 14:48

    I used to love cards and hoard them just like you. I think I still have a collection from old friends and my ex somewhere. But somehow the love has faded some. I still stop by card stands tho.. Even of I haven’t bought one in ages.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      December 12, 2016 at 17:10

      I stop at card stands and then take forever to pick out a card! Because many times I find too many I like.

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  5. middleclassnigeriangirl

    December 11, 2016 at 22:38

    It’s been ages since I last gave or received a card. With technology, some of these things are beginning to phase out but thinking of it, it’s a great idea especially personalising them.PS: I’m getting gradually convinced that your Husband is one of the most romantic men around.lolwww.middleclassnigeriangirl…

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      December 12, 2016 at 17:09

      I agree with you!. SOme people just write “HBD” on your Facebook wall!ps: I’m really the romantic one oh! LoL.

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  6. Bababi

    December 11, 2016 at 22:47

    Lol, I’m like that your friend who would toss the card in the bin. I don’t fancy cards, regardless of how pretty or expensive they are; into the bin i would toss them.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      December 12, 2016 at 17:08

      Just know you owe me minimum of a three-course dinner!

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  7. winifred oribhabor

    December 12, 2016 at 00:56

    I’m not really into cards anymore. I used to be though. I think I just made it for the people that never appreciated them lol. I love this post and I’m downloading away!Rareisbeautiful.blogspot.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      December 12, 2016 at 17:08

      Hahahha. You need to find people like me who love them!

      Reply
  8. Ajibike 'Dammy

    December 12, 2016 at 01:40

    I really love cards and like you, I have emotional attachments to them. I have a couple from birthdays over the years in a shelf and I go through them some times and smile. Love the idea of the video card thing but there should be a way to make it more personalised I believe.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      December 12, 2016 at 17:08

      i think it’s the memories it brings back that I really like!Thanks Dammy!

      Reply
  9. DamiLoves

    December 12, 2016 at 23:14

    I only keep cards that have sentimental comments in them, yet even then, I still have a pile. I certainly love the video card idea, it adds a personal and modern touch to card giving. Damiloves blog

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      December 14, 2016 at 18:34

      Oh yeah. My pile is clearly sentimental. Lol.I think so too!. #TraditionalMeetsTechnology

      Reply

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