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Wednesday, January 08, 2020 Shut Down and Suggested Replacement American Doesn't Print Paper Cards

I’ve used for years, and their online address book, to send customized Christmas cards. They handled everything including addressing stamping and mailing out the cards.

They suggest joining their parent company site., but after going over there, I don’t see any way for them to mail cards for you.

After reviewing the backs of this year's Christmas cards, I've decided to replace with

Image: Nailed it by Jackie Crawford, Durham, NC

Minted had some very artistic designs that carry over to addressing your envelope, and can include coordinated stamps. The only thing that's different is that they will pre-stamp all of your cards, and then bulk mail them, in a box, to you. You then mail them. I'm not sure why this extra step is there, but it's no big deal. ;-)

Here's a deal for you:

$25 off $100 at Minted

“Your friends get $25 OFF their first order of $100 or more. You get a $25 reward to be spent on orders of $100 or more.”



Other options, that also address envelopes for you, include Shutterfly and SimplyToImpress.

Note on EXPORTING ADDRESS BOOK: CardStore Exports a .csv file with your addresses, BUT does not maintain the LEADING ZERO in ZIP CODES. #FAIL

Note on how to cancel your American 7 Day Trial Membership:

How do I cancel my subscription?
American Greetings memberships renew automatically. If you do not wish to have your membership renew, please visit the Manage Membership page in the My Account section of the site. You will select the “Do not renew membership” option, and your membership will expire at the end of your term. Please note, charges already incurred may be non-refundable under the terms of your membership. You may continue to use your membership until it expires.

To cancel your trial membership, please contact us within your 7 day trial period. Our Customer Support Representatives are happy to assist you. You can call us at 1-800-711-4474 between the hours of 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST (Monday through Friday) or if you prefer not to call, you can email us at


  1. I'm also very sad they shut down, mainly because they would mail the cards for you! No one else can do this, can they? So sad.

  2. I had over 250 addresses stored on Cardstore...and nowhere else. 😣 Now I can’t access them! I used Cardstore exclusively for this very reason. I sure hope American Greetings will help me with this one!

    1. Try this: "If you need additional support, please contact us at:"

    2. On the front page of, at the very top of the page it says "Looking for your address book? Make sure to download it before the holidays! Download it here." So yes, you can still get your address book.

  3. I found as a replacement to Cardstore this year. I was a customer with CS for years and this year Surprise we are out of business!