9 March, 2015

Review: albumcards – Music To Mum’s Ears This Mother’s Day

Albumcards is a unique online service that offers a really different way to send a personalised greetings card and music gift.

Ideal for Mother’s Day, the card comes complete with your message, the front cover of your mum’s favourite album, a full track listing and a unique code to start listening.

An albumcard, fizz, flowers and chocs by Thorntons – what mum could ask for more?

If, like me, you are rushed for time, an albumcard can be purchased in a couple of minutes.

Just select the album, personalise the card, choose your delivery date and address and checkout.

If you are already familiar with other online card retailers, you will know the drill. At a cost of £9.99 plus postage (just 0.75p for first class delivery), it is a very reasonably priced gift. Plus if you order your albumcard before 2pm Monday to Friday, it can be delivered next day.

New albums are being loaded everyday and there are already 100 artist albums to choose from.

I found “Title” by Meghan Trainor, “Uptown Special” by Mark Ronson and “A Perfect Contradiction” by Paloma Faith but there is also AC/DC’s “Rock or Bust” and “The Very Best of Stone Roses” – something for every taste.

Redeeming your album on receipt of your card is really easy too. Simply go to the website www.albumcards.com and select “Redeem a card”.

Select “Collect my album” and you will be guided through the next steps.

You will need to create an account or, if you are already registered, you can sign in with Facebook.

You will need to enter the unique code found at the bottom of your card.

Then just press the “Listen Now” button.

Click on the album cover.

And either play via the website or download. The sound quality is an excellent MP3 320kbps.

Despite my mild to middling technophobia these days, I found the whole redemption process really easy.

albumcards are certainly a brilliant gift idea for Mother’s Day.

Further information available from www.albumcards.com. The “I Love Mum” chocolate cups are available from Thorntons at £3.50.

*A PR sample was sent for the purpose of this post.

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