Cardly Greeting Cards Deliver Heartfelt Messages

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Cardly™ Greeting Cards Deliver Heartfelt Messages & Doodles to Loved Ones

Amber Brooks
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The Short Version: Cardly has stylized itself as the greeting card company of the future. Its online store offers artistically designed cards that can be inscribed with original messages and doodles that look handwritten. Cardly is environmentally conscious, and its unique design and printing process supports independent artists all over the world. You can make your anniversaries, holidays, and special occasions all the more memorable by selecting a card from Cardly’s virtual shelves.

When my mom first met my dad, she didn’t take him seriously. She thought he was just a 19-year-old goofball with a crush on her. He always made her laugh, but she didn’t think of him as a relationship type of guy. It took a few months before she saw the serious ambition beneath all the jokes.

Over the years, my parents have learned to speak each other’s love languages perfectly. On their 40th anniversary, my dad went the sentimental route and got a beautiful card with a love poem in it, while my mom found a cartoonish card that played banjo music when you opened it.

My dad’s face lit up when he opened the card. “She knows me so well,” he said.

The Cardly logo

Cardly prints and mails custom cards designed by independent artists.

When you give your significant other a card, you have the chance to put your relationship into words. Some couples may swoon over sincere promises of devotion, while others enjoy sharing a private laugh. It doesn’t have to be 100% serious to mean something to that special someone. gives couples a chance to personalize their greeting cards to be a true reflection of the relationship. This printing company makes original cards on demand and allows customers to inscribe personalized messages or doodles to help add some personality, and Cardly prints it out on hugely expensive digital printing presses using the finest stock and ships it out.

The end result is a professional card unlike any other. Husbands, wives, boyfriends, and girlfriends can use Cardly to show off their creative sides and make custom-designed cards that speak directly to their partners.

“We’re trying to reinvent the whole greeting card industry by making it better in every way,” said Patrick Gaskin, the Co-Founder of Cardly. “We want people to be able to find the most amazing cards on our platform, express themselves just as they would with a traditional card, and trust us with printing them and sending them out to their loved ones.”

Environmentally Friendly Printings of Unique Designs

Cardly calls on a curated selection of independent artists to submit greeting card designs for birthdays, holidays, celebrations, seasons, and everyday occasions. The platform supports their creativity and gives the artists 20% of their greeting card sales.

You can shop for cards by categories — the love category is most apropos for anniversaries and Valentine’s Day — and choose the one you like the most. The virtual shelf has over 1,500 designs that can be beautiful, memorable, or humorous. You can select doodles or messages to have printed in the card, or leave it blank and write something yourself.

“People love great designs, and that trend is only getting stronger,” Patrick said. “In our opinion, independent designers are trendsetters, and that’s why we love working with them.”

Cardly customers can schedule greeting card deliveries up to a year in advance, and the company currently ships to the U.S., the U.K., and Australia.

Screenshot of Cardly's love cards

Cardly can write a custom message in its greeting cards, or you can leave it blank.

Cardly saves people the time and hassle of reading through greeting cards in the store in the hope that they find one that says what they want to say. Thanks to its design tools, you can be your own greeting card writer and craft the perfect prose from your desktop or mobile device. It’s like buying a blank card and writing inside it, except it’s professionally printed so the spacing and doodles all look amazing.

This is a great tool for people who maybe don’t have the best handwriting but would like their cards to be more personalized and unique.

Cardly is an environmentally friendly company, so it only prints a card once the order comes in. The company doesn’t let its beautiful cards go to waste and thus ensures that its carbon footprint is as small as possible.

“We only use environmentally friendly paper, but we’d like to go further by making our operations entirely carbon neutral,” Patrick said. “I’d love to see the traditional industry become more environmentally aware. There is so much wastage in printing cards and sending them to stores in the hope that people will buy them.”

That Personal Touch Makes All the Difference in the World

Cardly doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all approach to greeting cards. Artists design original artwork to make the outside stand out, and then customers write something to make the inside extra special. Each card comes with an opportunity to make it your own with a personalized message.

Patrick founded Cardly to bring a high-tech interface to an old-school tradition of giving physical cards to loved ones. He wanted to give people more options and freedom to express their thoughts and feelings in a way that was true to them.

Collage of Cardly's designs

Cardly offers over 1,500 designs.

“What started as an idea, became a passion and is now an obsession,” he said. “We love helping friends, family, and lovers connect in amazing ways each and every day across the country and across the world.”

The forward-thinking company has disrupted the greeting card industry with its personalized designs and online artist-powered marketplace. In the last year, Cardly has tripled its customer base and reached more homes than ever before. People all over the world have embraced the simple online system, and many customers have started using Cardly as their go-to greeting card supplier. Today, 60% of Cardly sales are from returning customers.

The team isn’t just mailing this in. They work hard to churn out the best designs, the fastest service, and the cutest greeting cards possible. This passion project takes amazing artists and a dedicated team of experts to pull off.

“We want to do things that help make our cards even more meaningful,” Patrick told us. “We are working to make our technology even better and let people write in their own handwriting and add personal doodles — just like you would in a card you’d buy in a shop.”

Cardly Gives You the Space to Express Your True Feelings

The best greeting cards express what’s in your heart and help you show your significant other how much you care. They come in all shapes, sizes, and designs. Greeting cards can help my dad say all that mushy stuff without blushing, and they can help my mom show her appreciation for all the laughs her goofball of a husband has given her.

If you want to share a special message with your loved one, you can start by choosing an artistic design on Cardly. These cards are great for anniversaries, special events, or no particular reason at all. It’s all about saying how you feel in a unique and touching way.

Cardly gives people the paper, and it’s up to couples to choose the right words and doodles so it sends the right, loving message.

“Words on a page are always special, and we think handwriting takes that even further,” Patrick said. “That is why people keep the personal letters and cards that people give us. Our technology is unique in that it emulates real handwriting.”