Apple’s new Cards app lets you create and mail personalized cards right from your iOS device

The new Cards app from Apple lets you create and mail beautifully crafted cards personalized with your own text and photos — right from your iPhone or iPod touch. Take a quick snapshot and with a few taps and swipes, an elegant thank you note or “wish-you-were-here” card is on its way to any address in the world. Choose from 21 designs and customize your card with a personal message and photo. Then select an address from your Contacts and place your order in seconds. All your cards are saved automatically, so it’s easy to send an invitation or birth announcement to more than one person.

Custom letterpress cards
• Cards combine a centuries-old letterpress technique with your digital text and photos
• Each card is crafted from 100 percent cotton paper and imprinted with an elegant debossed design
• Choose from 21 designs for six occasions: Thank You, Holiday, New Baby, Birthday, Love, and Travel
• Customize the placeholder text for any occasion, such as an anniversary or graduation
• Add a photo to your card or send one with just text

Location integration
• If you select one of the Travel designs, your card automatically displays the name of your current location
• Choose a photo with GPS data, and the card shows the name of the place where the photo was taken

Prepaid postage included
• U.S. customers can send a card within the U.S. for $2.99 including postage
• Send a card anywhere else in the world for $4.99 including postage
• Select an address from your Contacts and easily personalize it — from Mr. Johnny Appleseed to The Appleseed Family, for example
• To place your order, simply enter your Apple ID password
• In the U.S., your card will include our own Apple-designed postage

Delivery notification
• Cards mailed to U.S. addresses make use of the United States Postal Service Intelligent Mail® barcode
• On the day your card is to be delivered, you’ll receive a notification on your iPhone or iPod touch

Card history
• All your cards are automatically saved and can be viewed in a history list
• You can resend any card to another recipient — perfect for when you have a lot of friends to thank or you want to spread the word about the newest member of your family

Total order price includes postage. For orders with a U.S. billing address, sales tax will be added to the order price. For orders with a non-U.S. billing address, the order price will include applicable VAT.

More info and download link via Apple’s iTunes App Store here.


  1. Hello Minka, so lovely to see you again. You’ve seen the inside of my apartment but have not had the pleasure to make an acquaintance with the delights of my bedroom. Please drop by at 7 tonight and I will show you to your reservation on my king-sized bed.

    With love,
    The dashingly handsome nut

    1. Mrs. Lauren Jobs & Family, 2101 Waverley Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
      I doubt they’d get a chance to read all the mail that would be sent to them and it probably would be a headache to store. I’d refrain.

      1. too late already sent and I’m glad. My father died too, and getting cards in the mail helped me deal with the loss and made me more proud of him cause so many cared.

        By the way that cards app is really cool. I wish it were in the app store, but looks like its just for iPhone/ipod touch

  2. At first I thought meh, big deal.
    Then I thought about how many cards I bought every year and what a pain in the azz it was to make a special trip to the store just to buy a card it was…… I’ve changed my mind about ‘Cards’

  3. I DL the iPhone app on my iPad , yes they need an iPad addition, but was neat

    We live in Mexico , older inlaws in Florida, no computer , so wife enjoyed sending mom a card, think we will be a weekly regular

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