A Handmade & Instagrammable Happy Birthday To You! (aka Punkpost App Makes Beautiful Greeting Cards *First One Free*)

My instagram feed is a combination of coffee roasters, 80s pro wrestling, @IronMaidenand #BulletJournals/Doodlers/StudyNotes. That last one might need explaining if you’re unfamiliar with the culture. Buzzfeed’s helpful WTF is a Bullet Journal provides a bit of an overview, but really you can simply look at this image and get a pretty good sense.

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I just love the personality dripping from structured handwriting, sketches, doodles and the like (note, there are also a bunch of fun Instagram doodle accounts — you can see who I follow if interested). So, not surprisingly, when a friend introduced me to Punkpost, it kinda blew my mind.Punkpost lets you send handwritten cards — birthday, get well, congrats, anything! — drawn by artists and mailed directly to whomever you want. These unique creations are a flat $6 (plus any add-ons like glitter confetti or prints of photos you’ve uploaded) which isn’t much more than the drab stock cards lining your pharmacy aisles. Punkpost’s founders are a wife and husband team here in San Francisco and they’ve truly thrown their whole selves into this business.

I urge you to try them out and see what you think. They’re available via the web and an iPhone app (using app your first card is FREE).

Very few products surprise and delight me like Punkpost has — thank you Lex and Santiago for your hard work! And best of luck with your startup.

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You’ll find me @homebrew , Seed Stage Venture Fund w @satyap . Previously made products at YouTube, Google & SecondLife. Married to @cbarlerin .

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