Thursday, June 5, 2008

Greeting Cards

Today is my sister's birthday (Happy Birthday Nancy!), which gave me the idea for this post.

First, a confession. I hate greeting cards. I have buying them and I hate getting them. Why? You can probably guess both are related to the cheapness and green-ness factors.

Most cards are at least $2.50. They get signed, sent, read and tossed. The only cards I don't recycle are those that have a personal note on them that has sentimental meaning to me, but most are just signed: Love, name.

In some situations, a card does need to be given, but I'm trying to eliminate them with immediate family. So I suggested to Nancy (who feels similarly about the card waste) that we get 1 card and write something meaningful in it. I'll give her the card first and then she'll keep it and next year give me the card back with her note. Cheap, green and I think it'll be really nice and fun to read the notes a few years down the line!


Alissa said...


I think this is a great idea!!
I also hate greeting cards. :) But this I could do!

Christine said...

Thanks! I'm glad I'm not the only "greeting card grump" ! :)