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Birthday card
My funky birthday card courtesy of Victoria & Ivana Creations :)


My sisters have recently taken up making birthday cards for friends and family. For my birthday this year, they totally rocked it. Thanks girls!

Do you buy birthday cards or do you make your own?


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Personal and cute....Nice one :)
I sometimes make them, but 90% time buy them, but I refuse to buy
cards from a card shop.
I'm not paying $7-$8 a card...I can buy a small gift for that!
I completely agree. I once bought a card that cost $10. The lady at the register told me as I bought it, I was too embarrassed to say I didn't want it, but far out!
by Vee
Exactly.
It would cost them under 50 cents a card to make...As paper is expensive.
But for your card what's that like 950% profit on that one card!
I think I'm in the wrong job*...lol..lol.... :)

by jonaj
Too true! Hahha, but I don't know if I could knowingly rip people off like that! Hahah.
by Vee
I'm hearing ya!
You know, I think they are not selling as many as they use too.
Cheaper ones are now around, and value for the money.So may be that's 'why' the price is so high.
by jonaj
I think you're onto something there jonaj.
by Vee
I do like making birthday cards for special friends & family. Sometimes I start off with nice pics from old cards & use them to create a new one with embellishments etc. Other times, I just start from scratch & create 3D pics & add stickers, ribbons etc. Anything a little special is soooo expensive in a Newsagent so I'd prefer to make my own.
Is that one you've made Therese?
by Vee
Yes. You can buy the blank cards with the middle already cut out & then buy sheets of images which you can cut out & make into 3D images. Then I just finished it off with some gold stickers which you buy in sheets. It's amazing what you can create with a little effort & the people I give them to always appreciate them.
Cards are so expensive now. I would either make them, or just send e-cards.
Are people ok with receiving e-cards? I don't think my family would go for that, but it is a good idea.
by Vee
We exchange e-cards in our family because we all know how expensive it is to send cards nowadays. It's buying the card, and then spending an equally exorbitant amount of money to mail the card, which will maybe eventually end up in the bin. E-cards are quick and free. It's the thought that counts anyways.
Totally agreed.
by Vee
I like to make birthday cards.
:) me too.
by jonaj
I make my own. Much more price effective and it is a little more effort which is often appreciated.
That's nice to hear a guy do that Matt.. nice one :)
by jonaj
I still have some left over from when I had a wholesaling business some 15 years ago, so I use those.
Oddly enough, even when I had them by the thousand, I do not often send them, and nowadays I mostly send online ones, so my stash of greeting cards that I have kept for 15 or so years, will not get used up!
by Finy
I try my best to make my own birthday cards. This will make the person feel more special.
I buy my birthday cards, but not from a shop. I agree that $6 or more is much too expensive for a card. I love getting beautiful cards and would not be OK with receiving an e-card (too impersonal).
Buy.
Haven't the interest, time or 'out of left field brain' to do my oen!

My daughter makes hand made cards that I could never, ever hope to match so I usually buy cards from our local IGA, cheap but nice. I also like to make my own on the computer using Publisher that way I can pick pictures and write a verse exactly for that person. I always make a four fold card and then make an envelope from some nice A4 paper that complements it. I use an envelope template that I confess I thought I would never use - it is so handy.
by Rice
Nice.
by Vee
People seem to like them . . . I always hope they are not secretly thinking what a cheapskate I am. (probably not)
by Rice
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