Ruvacards.com Announces the Addition of Photo Editing using PicMonkey

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Just in time for the holiday shopping season, on-line stationery and gift retailer Ruvacards today announced its ability for customers to use free in-browser editing capabilities through PicMonkey.

“PicMonkey’s technology is simple to use and you don’t have to be a professional photographer to add a level of sophistication to your photos.

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, on-line stationery and gift retailer Ruvacards today announced its ability for customers to use free in-browser editing and design capabilities through picmonkey.

Named by PC Magazine as one of the Top 100 Websites of 2013, PicMonkey is an online photo editing service headquartered in Seattle, Washington, which was founded by two former engineers, Brian Terry and Justin Huff.

The seamless collaboration will allow Ruvacards’ customers to load their photos from their computers, smart phones, Facebook, Flickr and Dropbox, and once they hit the edit button it will take them to the PicMonkey site where they’ll be able to use all the effects and editing tools. There’s no additional software to download or learn and it’s completely free to use.

Customers will have the ability to whiten teeth, eliminate red eye, soften wrinkles and skin, and add effects to their photos—all without leaving their browser window. This kind of sophisticated retouching, typically only found with the additional purchase of software like Photoshop®, will be available to customers while they are designing their customized cards and gifts.

“We want to create an easy experience for our customers, so they not only come to us for their holiday cards, but also for every family milestone in their lives,” said Cindy Coughlin, owner and founder of Ruvacards.

She went on to add, “PicMonkey’s technology is simple to use and you don’t have to be a professional photographer to add a level of sophistication to your photos. We’ve all been there at some point in our lives—trying to get the kids to look at the camera, the dog to smile, and in the flurry of the moment, Dad’s finger winds up in the photo. Now with PicMonkey, you just don’t have to worry about the perfect photo. Every photo can be close to perfect. We are really excited to offer this kind of technology to our customers.”

They are a boutique shopping destination for stylish, personalized products. They collaborate with a small group of independent artists from the U.S. and Canada to create unique, modern designs that are only offered on their site. Designs range from colorful florals to traditional with a twist, to modern, on-trend simplicity. Their exclusive designs—greeting cards, notecards, serving trays, coasters, journals, iPhone® and iPad® covers—can be personalized by customers by adding a monogram, family name or saying to the design. They choose the font, color and photo to create just the right gift with loads of personality.

Because they are a boutique shop, their collection grows on a daily basis and they can offer real personalized service. Customers can call their 800 number and Cindy herself will suggest items that will coordinate together. Ruvacards has a mix and match philosophy about their products that lets the customer feel empowered to create one-of-a-kind gift sets.

Ruvacards’ products are competitively priced—thick, luxe stock and printing on the backs of cards is standard, and there’s no upcharging for quantities. All merchandise is printed in the U.S.A in 3-5 days with a money back guarantee. Their clientele are typically women—modern moms who are shopping for family milestones and love to entertain. They want what no one else has—the perfect baby announcement, unique bridal shower and wedding gifts, graduation announcements, teacher gifts, dorm room accessories, holiday cards and gifts, and gifts for tough-to-please teens and tweens.

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