If making your own cards is too time-consuming or complicated for you, then there’s nothing easier than purchasing cards. But instead of buying expensive brand-name cards or even cheap dollar store cards, why not check out cards at your local thrift shop?
I have a friend who does this each year with her kids. They get a bunch of cards from a thrift shop – usually all different – then she lays them out on her couch and the kids get to choose who gets which card. I’m always curious to see what they’ll choose for our family.
Thrift shops have some beautiful cards, sometimes packaged as variety pack, or if you’re lucky, you might find a package where all the cards are the same. At 10 cards for $1 (as is the case at most MCC Thrift Shops) you can’t go wrong because not only do you get lovely, unused cards, but your $1 is helping out a charity. Now that’s a thrift-hearted idea.
Do you have other Christmas card ideas? How do you feel about sending or receiving e-cards at Christmas?