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Greeting Cards

June 11th, 2019 at 08:10 am

CB blogged about getting birthday cards at Walgreens and how expensive they are. No kidding. Butterscotch commented that they are more reasonable at Dollar General and they are. I get most from there, but every once in awhile I want to get a special card for DH. Our anniversary is coming up this Saturday. I spend a lot of time picking out a card not only for the message, but for the printing origin. One thing that frustrates me is Hallmark prints both in US and China, yet the ones from China aren't any cheaper. I figure they are pocketing the bigger profit. Anyway, I search for ones printed in the USA.

I lucked out...with the Walgreens reward system I had enough to get the $5.99 card free. But is it just me that almost $6 for a greeting card is ridiculous?

I write a shut in every week and quit buying stationery from retail places. Seems that many thrift stores have new in box stationery for a fraction of the cost. I figure people bought it, never used it, and it was donated. So, I buy it and use it. I figure I must be one of the few who actually writes letters.

4 Responses to “Greeting Cards”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I paid $0.50 for cards (Hallmark branded, made in USA, although I don't personally care) at Dollar Tree the other day. I absolutely refuse to pay more than $3 at the most for a card...but often my husband buys me ones over that. Ugh!

  2. disneysteve Says:

    We stopped buying greeting cards commercially years ago. When we need one, we print our own. A nice picture on front that the recipient will appreciate and a personal message on the inside relevant to the occasion. It cost pennies for a sheet of card stock and the ink needed to print it and the person gets a one of a kind card.

    The only times we will still buy a card is for an event where we aren't all that close with the person/people like a wedding of a friend's child or something like that where the parents invited us but we hardly know the kid getting married.

  3. Amber Says:

    Yes I have found that over the years the greeting cards have skyrocketed. I bought one for a friend at $6, I wanted to scream.
    Walgreens has a box for $1.50 for twenty

  4. Bluebird Says:

    I do buy greeting cards at times. I think the most I ever spent was $10 on a card but it was a musical card for my son's best friend for his birthday. My son made a card for DH for Fathers Day and he's 12 😀 and I didn't ask him too, it was his idea!

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