After about a year of using the excuse "Oh my business cards are still being made, please take this postcard instead," I've FINALLY actually ordered a bunch. I personally like to use OvernightPrints.com, not because they are speedy or anything as their name might suggest, but they have the PERFECT matte card stock.
Glossy in general is very tricky and if not used properly it will look really cheap (in my opinion). But the same thing goes for matte- if the matte is too...well... matte like, it'll just look like you printed out your cards from a xerox machine. OvernightPrints has this really awesome matte card stock that has a little bit of a sheen to it. It's the perfect middle ground for postcards and the like.
This is going to sound like a total plug for the website but, whatever; You can actually receive $15 off of your purchase from now until the 18th (tomorrow) if you use the code 15ALLWEEKED and if you know me at all, this is the ONLY reason I got them at all recently haha. I promise you I only seem so cheap in retrospect...
So- with that being said, because I'm a such a "frugal" person, I will now have to wait 2 weeks for the economy shipping to come through and deliver my lovely gift. tic tock tick tock