Birthday cards come in all shapes, sizes and types including funny birthday cards, emotional, and children’s. Many people purchase their cards from Walmart or a similar store; there is no reason that card buying has to be expensive. An option for specialty shops, of which Hallmark is an example, also exists if you are in the market for something more expensive or flashier.
Another place to buy your printed birthday cards is the internet, as online stores allow you several options to buy, including bulk or single cards. E-cards are another alternative, as they allow you to send cards electronically through your recipient’s email and many of these allow you to add a personalized message. Many of these services allow you to send musical and animated cards as well; while most sites are free, they typically require registration.
Frequently, when looking for that personal touch to birthday cards, people turn to hand made cards at flea markets or craft stores. Another place to buy them is wholesale clubs like Sam’s Club or Costco. Despite misconceptions to the contrary, many handmade cards are reasonable in their prices. Usually coming boxed these cards retail for a low of ten to a high of thirty dollars.
As long as your child is an age from one year to eighteen years, you should have no trouble picking out birthday cards for him or her. You can also find cards related to every landmark age, such as age twenty-one, thirty, forty, fifty, sixty, seventy, and eighty. Rarely are cards produced that mark the occasion of birthday 90 or 100, as people do not typically live that long, but they can always be special ordered.
Many people give messages with the theme of ‘over the hill,’ and many more enjoy the idea of themed cards. My father was given a card which said, “you’re a national treasure. Older men have an especially difficult time dealing with aging, and their entire day can be made better by the right humorous ‘over the hill card.
Other birthday cards capitalize upon a younger market; some through sexy cover models, alcohol or crude gestures, and others through cards aimed at a younger population. If the child in your life enjoys Disney, a Disney themed card – which include Aladdin, Disney Princesses, Cars, and assorted other movie favorites – may be the answer. Some of these cards are pop-ups, and some of are musical; Disney cards are always a lot of fun to open, read, and play with again and again. Of course, the best way to learn more about birthday cards is to visit the card aisle at any department store, discount store, or specialty store such as Hallmark.
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