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I love paper goods so much! I bet you guys didn’t know that about me but I will own it – I am a total greeting card nerd. If I had the opportunity to open my own little shop today, I would sell either stationary or purses.
I enjoy getting a card in the mail and my friends and I send them to each other quite frequently. I have a bunch of them on display on the ledge of my desk at work. Most of them feature a cat on the front, so it helpful to new people passing by. It alerts them right away to my crazy cat lady tendencies.
Lately, I have been noticing an upward trend in the price of greeting cards (ummmm really? $9 for a card?). When I’m buying a special one for my bestie it doesn’t bother me so much but when I have to buy ten for all the birthday parties Taylor has to go to this month it is not my favorite. (Especially since I know that those kids are going to chuck the card the second the party is over. I cant blame them. I used to do the same thing when I was younger.)
Recently, I was introduced to Walmart’s card and gift section and I am totally obsessed! They have EVERYTHING you need to also create an inexpensive yet thoughtful gift.
The best part is that they carry a line of cards from Hallmark (exclusive to Walmart) that start at 47 cents each! They are NICE cards, too. They are not cheaply made at all. The last time I went I totally stocked up. Here are some of my favorites:
The total for all these beautiful Hallmark cards was less than $2!
I also picked up a birthday gift for my neighbor during my shopping. She spends every day around the pool with her kiddos so I put together a little collection of things for her including a pretty, fluffy towel, magazines, a fun tumbler that will keep her drink cold and some candy. I was able to spend more on her gift because I got her a beautiful card at only 47 cents!
How do you make birthdays special for your friends and family? You can find more fun gift and card ideas here.