Review: PikCal Holiday Cards {Sponsored}

PikCal has provided me with compensation for this post about PikCal’s Holiday Cardmaket. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.

Always remember to send a nice holiday card. While I normally send handwritten, pre-made cards, since moving I’ve wanted to do something different. After receiving my good friend Kayla’s Christmas card last year (she writes over at Fit Life Forward), I decided it would be really fun to make photo holiday cards for friends and family!

Shortly after that decision, I was contacted by PikCal, an online company that helps you put together your own personalized cards. You can choose by the holiday, the occasion, or from a standard preset of greeting cards! They are one of my advertisers for December and because of that, you’ll be able to get discounts on your holiday card orders! Grab the code below!

PikCal Cards

I am the type of person that knows just enough about Photoshop to be dangerous, so instead of using PikCal’s preset decorative features, I chose to create one of my own from a picture that I had and upload it to their site as a custom option. I was overjoyed to see that this was offered as an option for no additional fee! The only thing you have to be sure to do is account for the edges to ensure nothing is cut off (they do this nicely by placing thin red lines around the card on the bleed).

Once you are happy with the preview you order your cards (by the dozen), and check out! One neat aspect of PikCal is that they account for your shipping in the total so you don’t have to worry about it.

I am still waiting for my cards to show up in the mail (I believe it takes about a week for processing and shipping). I intend to update as soon as the finished product gets into my hot little hands!

Meanwhile you can grab your own cards with the blogcard20 coupon code so you can enjoy 20% off!

Takeaway For PikCal


While I liked that PikCal has a good amount of presets to choose from, I preferred to make my own custom card, and I felt like this was easier to do in photoshop (but you could even do it on PicMonkey) than it was to do it through the site itself. I’m excited to see how print quality is because when I order things online, that’s really the most important to me!

For my full disclosure regarding this sponsored post please go here: http://cmp.ly/1/lrpQO7

***UPDATE***
I got my cards! They are perfect in most every way!

 Thank you PikCal–I’ve received many compliments on my holiday cards, and I enjoyed the freedom I had in creating something that was “me”.

Do you make personalized holiday cards? What do you use?

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