Greeting Cards getting too expensive?
Feb. 10, 2013
As I was buying Valentine’s Day cards, I reflected on greetings cards in general. I used to always buy my cards at a Hallmark store. I loved their rewards and looked forward to getting their reward dollars in the mail. But Hallmark cards have been getting very expensive. I got to go to marketing campaign of theirs once. I think they were justifying the price of those cards by hoping people would keep the cards as a memory keepsake. For a while, I did keep cards but I seriously don’t want to appear on an episode of Hoarders or Buried Alive. So if we are going to throw them away or hopefully recycle them, then why spend so much on them? For over the last year or so, I have been buying my greeting cards at the Dollar Tree store. You can buy Tender Thoughts greetings cards 2 cards for $1 or American Greetings for $1 per card. That is WAY less than the average price of a greeting card at Hallmark ranging from $3 to $5. Anyway, I would rather spend more money on the present that the card. Don’t get me wrong because I love the Shoebox cards at Hallmark. But I no longer see the value in buying designer cards that are going to get thrown away. This is Frugal Froggie saving busy families time and money. Have a HOPtastic day!!
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