A CARD & A CHAIN

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There’s nothing like a prize inside…

It’s always great to receive something unexpected and this gift offers the perfect surprise.  If you are planning to send a card (birthday or otherwise), consider adding a little untraditional twist because although I love to get a card with a cash or a check, I’m not opposed to jewelry!

You can pick up a simple (and flat) piece of jewelry on its own card from a local store – try Lou Lou or even Marshall’s or TJ Maxx.  So just grab your greeting card and simply tape the jewelry card to the inside of the greeting card so that it doesn’t shake in the mail.

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It’s simple and relatively inexpensive.  Just don’t forget to add a little extra postage (just to be safe).

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BLOG FAVORITE: COOKIE CARDS

Send Something Sweet in the Mail…

cco_SPR16_158001ccco_ho13_123381cOne of my favorite gifts to send for just about every occasion is a Cheryl’s Cookie Card.  

They’ve recently gone up by 99 cents (they used to be $5 flat), but at $5.99 for the cookie and the card with no additional shipping fees, you’re spending only slightly less than you would on a card from Target and adding a gift to boot!

People LOVE them and they are always so pleasantly surprised to receive them.

Give Cheryl’s and her cookie cards a try.  I guarantee that you won’t be sorry.


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HOT SPOTS FOR HOLIDAY CARDS

Here are some of my favorite online retailers for holiday cards and beyond…

PAPER CULTURE

peppermint-milkshake-recipe-holiday-cards.AFF2118A-X.PR.651.201412032219I’m super impressed with Paper Culture’s offerings.  In a world where photo cards tend to be the norm, they offer a wide variety of options where no family photo is required.  My fave: the recipe cards for holiday aperitifs.

KATE SPADE

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I love that Kate Spade extends its fun and preppy sensibilities to stationary including sets of boxed cards available on their site.  Great colors and cute sayings are a hallmark of this brand and their cards won’t disappoint you.

MINTED

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offers die-cut cards that other sites don’t.  I’m partial to their cards cut in the shape of gift tags.

EXPRESSIONERY

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If you’ve been following this blog then you know that Expressionery is a personal favorite of mine.  Cute, reasonably priced stationary (including holiday cards) that you can purchase in quantities both small and large.  A great site to express your inner whimsy.

PAPYRUS

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Papyrus
is the sole retailer that I’m profiling that has both an online presence and a physical retail location likely in a mall near you.  I’ve patronized them frequently over the years and they always have a great selection of boxed cards.  I’m especially fond of their “city” holiday cards that show the skyline of many different cities across the U.S.A.

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THE HUNT FOR CHRISTMAS CARDS

Because Christmas Cards Should Reflect You….Veronica_Marche_Christmas_Cards

Christmas (or Holiday) cards should be special. They are a small token reminding someone you care about that you love them, miss them, and best of all, have them on your mind. So I take the procurement of Christmas cards very seriously.

Every year I try to find cards that reflect my personality so that the people on my list feel like they’re getting a little bit of me in an envelope.

This year, I’ve searched high and low and finally found my choice….but alas, they’re not available for purchase online. These cards designed by Veronica Marche are available at local TJ Maxx and Marshalls stores.  So the hunt is on!

Have you started the search for your cards yet?

Stay tuned, I may have some resources for you.

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