Guest Blogger: Hallmark’s gift that keeps on giving

Okay – this might seem REALLY stupid to people, but just listen for a moment and try to imagine it working successfully.

Let’s be honest here – nobody likes shopping for greeting cards.  You hunt around for the perfect card for a miserable ten minutes, picking up several and reading each of them.  None of them are making you laugh and all of them seem overpriced. The reality of it is yes, they are overpriced and yes, the majority have terrible humor.

We could just stop buying them, but many people feel that it’s absolutely necessary.  So what we CAN do is start NOT writing on the card itself. Simply write on a post-it and stick it on the inside of the card. This allows the recipient to save the card and re-use it when he/she feels it fits a particular person.

Eventually you have a stack of several cards saved up that you’ve received – from Christmas’, birthdays, anniversaries, and all the “hallmark holidays.”  Now all you have to do is flip through your stack and start re-using them (with a post-it inside). It may be wise to keep the previous senders post-it inside until you are ready to re-use it, this way you don’t send it to the same person that sent it to you.

You may feel strange doing it at first, but eventually I’m going to get everyone to do it and you will no longer feel weird about it.  Who wouldn’t be thrilled about receiving a card without writing on it!? Save yourself five bucks and a trip to the store sorting through the mess…

Anyway, just another random thought.

5 Responses to “Guest Blogger: Hallmark’s gift that keeps on giving”

  1. August 19, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    WOW, that is random….actually came across your blog looking up random, I am SO random @ times LOL. I don’t even really like the thought of regifting, I really don’t know if your card idea would work, I mean yes, it’s economical, but just seems so insincere, not to mention a post-it note just looks tacky. I wish you the best of luck on your strange, yet economical crusade!!!!

  2. 2 big mama
    August 20, 2008 at 6:40 am

    Hmmmm …I’m not opposed to the idea – it is a bit
    different. I”m thinking about what my mom would
    think – but, the younger generation might be fine
    with it. For some circle of friends, leaving the
    post-its on the card might be interesting so you
    can see who all has rec’d it. You might have to
    actually produce these cards with the post-its inside the
    card so people catch on to the idea.

  3. 3 Kristina
    August 20, 2008 at 6:45 am

    Your mom has totally done that to jake! She thought the card was so great, that it needed to be passed on…and passed on again so she stuck a note in it on a scrap of paper. Too funny, but you are right…economical. I always feel obligated to hold onto cards because they are so expensive.

  4. August 20, 2008 at 7:19 am

    Love it! I’m definitely going to give it a try.

  5. August 22, 2008 at 10:41 am

    My grandmother already does this and – I’m not going to lie to here – the family makes fun of her every time. She will be so happy if this idea catches on with those of us who are not so thriftily-minded! Good luck to you!

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