| November 16, 2012

Worried about finding time to send out your holiday cards this year?  Don't be.

There are several apps that let you to create and send actual cards right from your smart phone. For about the same price of a store-bought card, you can choose your favorite theme, use your own photos, and write your own message.

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When you're done, all you have to do is enter your payment info and then send away!

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Here are some we'll be using this holiday season:

Sincerely Ink Cards

Sincerely Ink Cards lets you send 5x7-inch cards with a glossy finish for $1.99 each, including shipping.  The app offers lots of themes to choose from and lets you add your own photo and a personal message. Delivery can take three to seven days.

Apple Cards

Apple's Cards app lets you create traditional-sized quality greeting cards, which cost $2.99 to $4.99 each.


Great if you're on a budget ... or obsessed with the Instagram app. Postagram lets you turn any photo from your camera roll into a glossy postcard, but what's really neat is that the recipient can pop the photo out to frame it. It's $.99 to send one Postagram, but less if you're sending in bulk.

Red Stamp

Red Stamp offers more variety when it comes to pricing and themes. Depending on the design, card prices range from $.49 to $1.99, and you can download additional theme bundles starting at $.99 to $4.99.

Simply Postcards

Another great app that makes it easy to send personalized postcards, individually or in bulk.