Finally here! I made them (sort of) in time to apply for jobs. I was inspired by a friend's design, but I think I made it my own.
I had a blast designing the cards, but printing it was an experience from Hell.
I used the Staples website to order same day printing. I received an email confirmation and went to the store 4 hours later to pick it up. The employee told me the job was;t ready, and to come back in a few hours. I came back around closing and they still hadn't had the job done (almost 9 hours later). I was told to come in the following day to pick it up.
When I call back, they have me on hold for almost an hour to just tell me that they didn't even have my order in the system. They tell me to just come into the store and they could take my file from a USB.
So I drive in, but before I ask Melanie, the copy attendant to do anything, I ask her to check for my cards in their system again. She checks her computer for my order and says the same thing that it wasn't in the system. But she then takes two seconds to look under the counter and LO-and-BEHOLD, my cards had been ready and sitting in their completed pile. I don't really understand why the other employees hadn't seen it there, but I ended up spending a day frustrated and annoyed at Staples.
Melanie was the only redeeming factor in this debacle since she kept a cool and collected head the entire time, listened to my complaints and even diffused my anger by relating my concerns to her on the job issues. She was amazing, and gave me a great discount. Overall I was P.O.ed at Staples, but after that great face-to-face customer service, I ended up leaving the store smiling.
The whole experience just left me feeling that while the digital world makes shopping a lot easier, but there is nothing that could trump a great person to person interaction.