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Paper Culture Compared to Tiny Prints, Minted, Shutterfly & Snapfish

Premium Card CompaniesStandard Card Companies
A Tree Planted with EVERY Order
All Cards & Envelopes: 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper
Certified California Green Business, California Climate Leader Award Winner, and carbon-neutral company1
Standard included paper is at least 130lb2
(100-110lb usually)
(120lb standard)
(110lb standard)
(100lb standard)
Mail Your Cards for You3
(+$.30 per card)
(+$.35 per card)
(no mailing available)
(+$.55 per card)
(no mailing available)
FREE Return & Recipient Address Printing4
($.35 per card)
($.65 per card)
($.39 per card)
FREE Pre-Purchase Design Assistance5
(post-purchase only, usually a $4.99 charge)
(post-purchase, limit 1 edit)
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1Like all companies, Paper Culture has a carbon footprint as a result of operations. But, unlike other companies, Paper Culture offsets its footprint through carbon credits in partnership with CarbonFund.org. Paper Culture is a certified Bay Area Green Business and is the 2013 winner of the California Climate Leader award.

2All comparisons between Paper Culture and Tiny Prints, Minted, Shutterfly, and Snapfish were made based on the first listed birth announcement for each company, as of October 2014, using the standard paper option as the default.

3Paper Culture will stamp, address, and mail your cards for you. The cost is $.30 per card, plus the actual cost of the stamp. Companies like Tiny Prints and Shutterfly offer the service, but charge more. Companies like Minted only offer the address printing portion, but not the mailing. Companies like Snapfish offer neither option.

4Return address printing is only $0.30 per card; otherwise, this service is free if getting both recipient and return address printing.

 5Only the premium companies have designers available to work on customer cards, but only Paper Culture offers this service even before you’ve purchased, so that you can see how your cards look before you commit.

Why We're Different

Plant a Tree, Make a Dedication
At Paper Culture, we plant a tree with every order and give you the opportunity to dedicate the tree.
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Selma Blair
Happy Customers
"I can't wait to go out and get more stamps so I can show off the cuteness that are these cards!"
- Selma Blair
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In the News
"Paper Culture had so many beautiful styles to choose from ... love their policy of planting a tree with every order"
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