|my stash of note cards|
I had to buy a birthday card yesterday. It took me twenty minutes. Everything was too sentimental or too girly or too contrived or too dirty. I hate shopping for cards. In the past I've solved that problem by making my own. I bought a few Stampin' Up sets, inks, and papers and I love making the cards. But to be honest, I don't have time to sit down for an hour to make a card for every occasion. So most of the time people don't get cards from me.
Then this summer I found a new solution. I've always loved pretty blank note cards. Whether from a book or gift store, or the dollar bin at Michaels, I can't resist them. I decided to start using them in place of greeting cards, both hallmark and handmade. I love that I can write exactly what I want to say in them without duplicating the card's own text. I can use them for anything--occasions or just because. I believe the recipients value them more because of the handwritten notes.
So I am going to keep buying pretty note cards when I see them (not forgetting to stock up on some manly ones too!), and telling my friends and family how much I value them.
How about you? Do you give greeting cards? What is your favourite kind of card to receive? Or your favourite kind to give?
PS: After all this, you're probably wondering why I was buying a birthday card. Well, it was supposed to be Kevin's job. All cards from this family for men are! But of course he was at work all day and asked me to pick one up...as if it was that easy!
|the card that took 20 minutes to choose|
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