The Tributes “Mail a Card” feature allows you to give your donors the ability to have a physical card mailed to their Honoree. You can opt to have the card mailed by your organization or provide the donor with a PDF so they can print it and mail it themselves.

Below is an explanation of all settings on the “Mail a Card” settings page.

Scroll to the bottom for details on the “Mail a Card” Export tool as well.

NOTE: This screen will only be visible if you’ve enabled “Mail a Card” in the Tributes General options screen found in “Donations > Settings > Tributes”.

Who Sends the Card

Settings Type: Radio buttons
Options:
 The Admin | The Donor
Default: The Admin

This setting dictates who will by default physically mail the card. If you opt for the Admin to send the card, then the donor will be informed on the donation confirmation page that your organization will be sending the card to the Honoree on their behalf.

Here’s the donation confirmation message if you choose “The Admin”

Donation Confirmation message if the Admin will mail the card.
Donation Confirmation message if the Admin will mail the card.

Here’s the donation confirmation message if you choose “The Donor”. Note that there is a link for the donor to download a PDF of the card.

Donation Confirmation message if the Donor will mail the card.
Donation Confirmation message if the Donor will mail the card.

Setting this will toggle the visibility of the settings below. Each setting below is indicated in parenthesis when it is visible.

Custom Message

Settings Type: Radio buttons
Options:
 Enabled | Disabled
Default: Enabled
Visibility: Always

This setting dictates whether you allow the donor to add a custom message directly into the card to the donor.

Message length

Settings Type: Number field
Default: 255
Visibility: Only when “Custom Message” is “Enabled”

This limits how many characters are allowed for the donor to input into the custom message field.

Card Creation

Settings Type: Radio buttons
Options: Enabled | Disabled
Default:
 Disabled
Visibility: Only when “Who Sends the Card?” is set to “The Donor”

Enable this if you want to create a card directly in your Give settings that the donor can then download to print and mail themselves.

Card Layout

Settings Type: Select field
Options:
 Portrait Card | Landscape Card
Default: Portrait Card
Visibility: When the Admin sends the card, or if “Card Creation” is “Enabled”

This determines the orientation of your card, either as a vertical Portrait layout, or horizontal Landscape layout.

Card Sizes

Settings Type: Multi-select Checkboxes
Options:
 Letter | A4 | A5 | A6
Default: Letter
Visibility: When the Admin sends the card, or if “Card Creation” is “Enabled”

This allows you to choose what paper sizes you want to generate the PDF cards in. Note that you can enable more than one size. This is particularly useful for your donors who might want to mail a different size card.

Choose Card Font

Settings Type: Select field
Options:
 Courier | Helevtica | Times New Roman
Default: Helvetica
Visibility: When the Admin sends the card, or if “Card Creation” is “Enabled”

This determines the font-face for the text in your PDF card.

Card Graphic

Settings Type: Image upload field
Default: Empty
Visibility: When the Admin sends the card, or if “Card Creation” is “Enabled”

This is the image that will appear, full-bleed, as the cover of your physical card. Keep in mind that it’s best to upload an image that is set to the same orientation as the layout option you set above.

Card Content

Settings Type: WYSIWYG text editor
Visibility: When the Admin sends the card, or if “Card Creation” is “Enabled”
Default:

{donor_name} gave {tribute} you!
The {amount} donation that {donor_name} made {tribute} is going to help fund our cause and will be put to good use making a difference.

This is the actual message that will appear on the inside of your physical card. Keep in mind that you can use any of the following template tags to output dynamic text directly in the card message:

  • {donation} – The donation form name, and the donation level (if applicable).
  • {amount} – The total donation amount with currency sign.
  • {form_title} – The donation form name.
  • {donor_name} – The donor’s first name.
  • {donor_email} – The donor’s email address.
  • {donor_fullname} – The donor’s full name, first and last.
  • {tribute} – The tribute choice given by the donor.
  • {honoree_name} – The name of the honoree.
  • {honoree_fullname} – The full name of the honoree.
  • {card_address} – The address of the honoree.
  • {sitename} – The name of your site.
  • {download_card} – The PDF Download link.

Card Back Graphic

Settings Type: Image upload field
Default: Empty
Visibility: When the Admin sends the card, or if “Card Creation” is “Enabled”

This will add your custom image to the back of the card. It’s a good place to add your organizations logo, for example.

Card Back Text

Settings Type: Text field
Default: “Thank you for giving to {your website name}”
Visibility: When the Admin sends the card, or if “Card Creation” is “Enabled”

This allows you to output custom text to the back of your card, below the custom logo.

Receipt Content

Settings Type: WYSIWYG text editor
Visibility: When the Admin sends the card, or if “Card Creation” is “Enabled”
Default:

Thank you for your donation {tribute} {honoree_name}. Per your request, we will send the honoree a card to this address:
{card_address}
You will receive a confirmation email once your card has been mailed.

This is the message that is displayed on the Donation Confirmation page above the donation receipt. This informs the donor of the action that can be taken to mail the card. The default text is populated to reflect whether the Admin or the Donor is sending the card.

This message also supports the following template tags:

  • {donation} – The donation form name, and the donation level (if applicable).
  • {amount} – The total donation amount with currency sign.
  • {form_title} – The donation form name.
  • {donor_name} – The donor’s first name.
  • {donor_email} – The donor’s email address.
  • {donor_fullname} – The donor’s full name, first and last.
  • {tribute} – The tribute choice given by the donor.
  • {honoree_name} – The name of the honoree.
  • {honoree_fullname} – The full name of the honoree.
  • {card_address} – The address of the honoree.
  • {sitename} – The name of your site.
  • {download_card} – The PDF Download link.

Preview Card

Settings Type: Action button

Clicking this button will open a new tab in your browser where the PDF will be generated dynamically.

Tributes: Mail a Card Export

Perhaps your workflow is to mail your cards to honorees once a week at the same time. Perhaps you want to print labels for all your cards. The easiest way to do that is to have a CSV file of all your Tributes for a given time period. Give Tributes enables you to do that with our export feature.

Simply go to “Donations > Tools > Exports” and you’ll see the screen here:

The Give Tributes Mail a Card Export tool.
The Give Tributes Mail a Card Export tool.

With this tool you can set your date range, and which form you’d like to have the honoree information from and then click “Generate CSV”. Then you can use that for your labels or any other purpose to assist with your mailings.