I usually send Valentine’s Day cards in lieu of Christmas cards – I can never get my act together in time. I’d like to find something cute and hip (and cheap! No more than $1/card…) this year instead of relying on the Hallmark standards. Any ideas? Thanks! :), Laura
Hi Laura! Thanks for your email. We went to some of our favorite, amazingly hip stationery sites first. We were able to find lots of fun ideas, but none of them were as low priced as you hoped. You see, small companies make the most orginal cards, but because they are so tiny, their production costs (and thus prices) are high. Some that will have you tempted: These You Melt Me cards from Luxe Paperie, marked down from $2.95 each to $1.49 each. This You’re my carrot card from Broadway Paper, $3.50, would be perfect for that special valentine. These heart-shaped notes are more in your price range, $15 for 20, but they don’t come with envelopes. This You and Me card from Good on Paper is perhaps our favorite, $16 for 6. Its mod chairs remind us grade school when exchanging valentines was a big event.
Although we weren’t able to uncover any hip, cute AND cheap cards for you, we do have another idea. Why not make your own! Pick up a rubber stamp, like these from Paper Source, for about $5. Buy yourself some lovely paper, or maybe some onsale Xmas card envelopes, and d.i.y. it!
Does anyone else know an inexpensive valentine card source for Laura? Please let us know!