If you had a baby or a birthday and you’re a friend of mine, you probably received a card from me. Ditto for getting engaged, married or promoted. I usually manage to have the right card for just about any occasion, but I rarely shop for them.
My secret is a box of assorted all-occasion cards. Sold in sturdy lidded boxes, these collections of cards cover birthdays for adults and kids, new babies, weddings, good news (promotions) and bad news (deaths). And several cards in each box are blank inside, allowing me to write, “Congratulations on your college acceptance!” or “I know you’ll find a job soon.”
I’ve picked up attractive collections at Costco for less than a dollar per card, though I haven’t seen them there in a while. If you search “box of all-occasion greeting cards” you’ll find sites like this one that sells them too.
Do you still send paper cards or have you switched to e-cards? Or have you given up completely on cards and opted to text, e-mail or use social networking sites to connect?