I’ve got mail…

A couple of weeks ago, I got word of a really cool offer of some free stationery from a company called VistaPrint – in particular their Australian division. Part of the offer included free calendars, postcards, business cards and even Christmas cards.

So, being a lover of all things free (even if I have to pay for shipping), I went ahead and ordered a whole bunch of free stuff – 100 large postcards, 250 business cards, a calendar, 10 Christmas cards and a pad of sticky notes. I went for the slowest option for shipping, about 3 weeks.

About a week and a half ago, I heard the doorbell ring, and as it turned out, there was a DHL deliveryman there with a package for me. Now, I hadn’t heard anything about part of my order being shipped, so when I opened it, I was pleasantly surprised. As it turned out, the first shipment was sent from Detroit via overnight shipping.

Then, just now, I went out to get the mail, and there was a small envelope in there. I was half expecting it to be some books that have been sent to me from overseas (which I didn’t pay anything for, but earned as a reward for completing a challenge). I looked on the package and it said that if it wasn’t deliverable, that it should be returned to Belgium; along with that is a customs sticker that says the retail value of the items inside was A$3.99. As it turned out, these were my Christmas cards that I had been waiting for. 🙂

Clockwise from lower left – sticky notes, Christmas cards, Calendar, postcards, business cards

The coolest thing about the calendar if you ask me, is that it has all the Aussie holidays on there (of course, they’re not that different to ours, but it does have Australia Day and Anzac Day on there, but doesn’t have all the different Labour Days and Queen’s Birthdays, and I did add some US Holidays as well 🙂 )

If you check out VistaPrint’s Australian site, you should be able to take advantage of a lot of these deals – this whole lot of stuff cost me only $15 for shipping. 😉