How excited do you get when you receive mail that wasn’t a bill – you know, actual, hold-in-your-hands, sealed-in-an-envelope, dropped-at-your-doorstep kind of mail?
When was the last time you felt this excitement? Was it a birthday card – florals, pastels, the works – from your grandma, accompanied by a $50 cheque? A thank you card from a buddy’s wedding you attended last spring? Or maybe a kind letter from your alma mater, asking how life is post-graduation (but really asking for donations). Whatever the case, receiving mail is one of those simple pleasures everyone enjoys – just not as often as they should.
It’s that holiday time of year again, and perhaps you’re wanting to send something more thoughtful for your loved ones than a hand-crafted Will Ferrell-style Elf meme on Facebook. Probably seems like too much effort, right? Trust us, it’s not. Meet JustGreet, a Vancouver-based startup spreading those little moments of snail-mail glee without requiring you to slog through wet leaves on your way to the nearest mailbox.
JustGreet’s mission is to help families, friends and loved ones stay connected in a way that gives people the personalization and sincerity they deserve. At the same time, the process allows buyers to support local artists and businesses. Here’s how it works:
First, select your locally-designed card at JustGreet.com. The first-of-its-kind online gifting company lets you pick from high-quality, locally-designed greeting cards that can be paired with complimentary gift vouchers for local brands. All of the cards are made from 100% recycled paper, so you can consider this your Christmas gift to planet Earth.
Next, enter a personalized message for your loved one. Got chicken-scratch? No problem. JustGreet will handwrite your message, providing you with a letter that is not only legible, but would make your third grade teacher proud.
So you have your letter signed and sealed. It just needs to be delivered. Luckily JustGreet takes care of this for you. Click send, kick your feet up and wait for well-deserved accolades from everyone on your list.
It’s good ol’ fashioned snail mail with zero hassle.