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Old 12-23-2017, 01:19 PM
 
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I just got back from a drugstore to buy a Christmas card. The price came out to $10. I had to do a double take.



So I went back at the greeting card section and I see other cards priced just as high. Every year the price of cards goes up. I think I'm going to have to start making my greeting cards by hand. This is getting ridiculous.
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Old 12-23-2017, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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When I was in the card sending days of christmas, I bought boxes, hardly ever one card, but even if I did, costs was $2 or so.

Trader Joe's has the BEST cards I've seen in years and they cost a lovely 99cents. I don't get around much now and don't send cards but TJ's were the cards I've purchased for the last few years at least. They are LOVELY.

I don't get what the video means.
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Old 12-23-2017, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I saw some single cards for $6...did not buy one.



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I just got back from a drugstore to buy a Christmas card. The price came out to $10. I had to do a double take.



So I went back at the greeting card section and I see other cards priced just as high. Every year the price of cards goes up. I think I'm going to have to start making my greeting cards by hand. This is getting ridiculous.
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Old 12-23-2017, 02:29 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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We bought several birthday cars recently, and none were over $1 at the local pharmacy.
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Old 12-23-2017, 07:55 PM
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Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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I am going to go out on a limb here and say you bought a Hallmark card at the drugstore. Hallmark corners the market on stand alone stores and the card sections in many drugstores and grocery stores now. I refuse to spend $6.00 on a birthday card for anyone, even for my daughter. Ridiculous. Hallmark also has turned me off because all of their cards are pretty much syrupy-sweet, and I need some cards that are just basic "Happy Birthday Son-in-Law" or "Merry Christmas to Sister and her Husband". Hello, Dollar Tree. They have cards that I find "fit" my needs, at a price that I love.

This coming from a former "die-hard" Hallmark store/card purchaser.
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Old 12-23-2017, 08:51 PM
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Location: Ontario
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Dollar stores are your best bet....I only pay a buck....that’s my limit
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Old 12-23-2017, 11:41 PM
 
Location: East Flatbush, Brooklyn
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You guys need to donate to a charity. Just send five bucks to any one of them (Easter Seals, Breast Cancer, etc.) and before you know it, you'll have 15,000 charities sending you "free gifts" in the mail round the clock, in many cases holiday cards.
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Old 12-24-2017, 07:28 AM
 
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I'm thinking the Christmas Card industry is finding it harder to pay its bills.
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Old 12-24-2017, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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I just got back from a drugstore to buy a Christmas card. The price came out to $10. I had to do a double take.



So I went back at the greeting card section and I see other cards priced just as high. Every year the price of cards goes up. I think I'm going to have to start making my greeting cards by hand. This is getting ridiculous.
Dollar tree has cards for a $1 or 2/$1.00
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Old 12-24-2017, 07:50 AM
 
Location: northern New England
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You guys need to donate to a charity. Just send five bucks to any one of them (Easter Seals, Breast Cancer, etc.) and before you know it, you'll have 15,000 charities sending you "free gifts" in the mail round the clock, in many cases holiday cards.
Oh, you noticed that too? Love the ones that send me holiday address labels TWO DAYS before Christmas.
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