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Video thank you notes eliminate snail mail

Video thank you notes eliminate snail mail Mashable We're using cookies to improve your experience. Click Here to find out more. Mashable Mashable Mashable Australia Mashable France Mashable India Mashable UK Sign in Like Follow Follow Mashable see more  > Search Videos Social Media Tech Business Entertainment World Lifestyle Watercooler Shop More Channels Videos Social Media Tech Business Entertainment World Lifestyle Watercooler Shop Company About Us Licensing & Reprints Archive Mashable Careers Contact Contact Us Submit News Advertise Advertise Legal Privacy Policy Terms of Use Cookie Policy Apps iPhone / iPad Android Resources Subscriptions Sites Mashable Shop Job Board Social Good Summit Lifestyle Like Follow Follow Video thank you notes eliminate snail mail 1.9k Shares Share Tweet Share What's This? Image: Getty Images/fStop By Chelsea Frisbie 2016-03-17 00:04:00 UTC After the party is over, the lesser fun begins: thank you notes.  Yes it's polite, but writing messages to every single person gets tiresome. Mass emails or pre-printed cards can get too generic and impersonal.  SEE ALSO: 16 Digital Resources for Wedding Inspiration and Planning For "less than the price of postage,"  ThankView  lets you send personalized videos to loved ones.  Members use their phone or computer to record messages to each person, add pictures or animation, and make an individualized "thank you" in video form.  Image: thankview.com Users can upload an Excel sheet to add multiple addresses and quickly send videos. Image: Thankview.com The notes are delivered in an animated "envelope" for the recipient to "open." Then the message will play.  Image: thankview.com The final product is a special video specifically for your guests.  Image: thankview.com The packages start at $20 for 25 videos and go all the way up to $175 for 400 videos. Considering how expensive physical stationary can be, this is an affordable alternative. If a newlywed couple needs to send 55 "thank you's", that means they'll create 55 individual videos. The “theme" is a blanket template of animation and style, but the recorded video is what is specific to each guest. ThankView has several dozen themes to chose from and users can customize the theme with their own photos, dates, and colors.  As it takes less time to talk than it does to write, so long as users get it right on the first "take", the process takes much less time than handwritten notes do. While it is possible to make videos on your own and upload them to YouTube, ThankView streamlines the process and doesn't require video editing or production skills to create creative content. It's as simple as recording a video and deciding on a template. It also sends your videos for you, so no need to worry about forgetting someone you made a personalized video for. This may not be perfect for Grandma and Grandpa who still aren't sure what email is, or for the camera-shy, but overall it's an excellent, personalized upgrade in media etiquette.  Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Topics: apps , Apps and Software , etiquette , Lifestyle , Party , Social Media , Tech , Sex & Love About Us Jobs Advertise Subscribe Privacy Terms Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe. ©2005-2016 Mashable, Inc. Reproduction without explicit permission is prohibited. All Rights Reserved. Designed in collaboration with Code & Theory