Monday, June 29, 2015

Sending Smiles with Hallmark Cards Starting at 47cents!

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As a kid, we'd (me + my twin sister)show up to birthday parties with a present wrapped in beautiful paper with a gorgeous bow.  As the birthday girl/boy would open their gift, we'd explain, "There isn't a card...it's from us."  Even though my mom owned a gift shop and sold greeting cards, we were convinced we didn't need a card attached to the gift...a card was just an added expense.  True when you have 6 kids invited to birthday parties all of the time, and true when you watch kids toss the card to the side in .2 seconds to get to the gift.  Isn't it interesting, that as we get older, the sentiment of the card begins to hold more value than the gift?

 Proof:  the local Walmart has a huge Hallmark section- taking up 3 whole aisles.
 We came to a screeching halt when we saw the sign for 47 cents!  Forty-seven cent cards immediately reversed my childhood belief that the card is just an added expense to the gift.
 Walmart is the only retailer stocking Hallmark cards starting at 47 cents, so we stocked up!
With social media playing such a large role in easily sharing birthday wishes, my daughter and I decided we'd reach out to the most likely non-social media players in our community...
We headed over to the Senior Center in town with hands full of cards to donate for them to hand out for residents' birthdays.  My kids helped served lunch at the Senior Center a couple of summers ago and loved it.
Check out all of these cards delivered and sure to evoke smiles - each card costing less than the cost of a postage stamp!
With the cards tucked neatly inside a Hallmark Happy Birthday gift bag with tissue paper, we are hoping to brighten a few senior's days.  
Who would you send a smile for about a buck??

1 comment :

  1. I've always been one to skip out on buying cards in favor of a more expensive gift. But with a 47 cent card, how can you afford not to buy an awesome card and a gift?! #client

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