So, I have been spreading the word this week, shamelessly plugging myself and the fact that I may be printing some Christmas Cards this year. I have had quite a good response so far, enough for me to actually get some done. So, I'm going for it. I have enough stock......some 300gsm Pulp Board that I was given and I have someone who can guillotine it down to size and then score it for me so it's all ready to be folded. The design is going to be along the same lines as the Birthday Cards that I have printed (pictures below in another post). This way, they will either look good as they are, or there is room for people to fill in the gaps by whatever means they wish. Maybe I can even do some. Maybe put one in each set that I sell. I plan on them being finished size A5. I now just need to source some envelopes. I have spotted some that I might be able to use and won't cost me anything, which is happy days. Keep the costs down.
But speaking of costs, that is where my dilema lies. I dont know how much to charge.....per card/set?
I have been looking on etsy and in general, the cards sell at approximately $4 each (that's 2.50 per card). Knowing my family and friends, I think that's a little steep. If your selling for a international market, then yes, I'd say that is fair as there are quite a few man hours going in to the work. I don't want to put people off but at the same time, I want it to be slightly beneficial to me. Maybe it could be like 5 pound for a set of five, and you get a few free? I don't know. Any input from people would be greatly appreciated.
I will keep you updated as to how things are turning out.