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See these cards? This represents our first two weeks of May. It’s a big month for family and friends – many of them have birthdays (and we also have Mother’s Day to think about.) Birthdays are the biggest, though. We have two birthday parties for three little boys to attend just in the next week. My grandma’s birthday is also in May.
When I was growing up, I remember being excited to receive birthday cards in the mail. I mean, to receive mail was a huge deal. (At least, it was a huge deal before I got my first apartment and had to start paying for my own utilities. Those solicitations never stopped coming, and they aren’t fun mail.) Birthday cards, however, are always fun to receive. I have many saved from over the years. I can’t help it. I’m fairly sentimental when it comes to things like that.
I’m very thankful that Walmart carries Hallmark cards starting at 47 cents.
I’m a firm believer that everyone should be celebrated. My son is only 3, and we buy him birthday cards. He has favorite cards that he reads throughout the year, and some are even kept in his baby/scrapbook. For his friends, I want to be sure we’re giving them fun cards that they will hopefully cherish. Maybe they’ll play with the cards for a minute, but I’m almost willing to bet they’ll find value in their cards for longer.
We were in Walmart this past week on the hunt for our May birthday cards. I love that they carry Hallmark cards starting at 47 cents – now to make sure I don’t forget a birthday!
I even let my son choose his friends cards this weekend. The boys are close in age, so surely he’d know more than I would. (Hint: He chose monsters over robots. Apparently that’s a thing when you’re 3-almost-4. We also picked one with a construction theme on it.)
While we were at it, we picked up pretty gift bags and paper to wrap gifts in. I was more into the pretty paper than my son was. He wanted to make the cards “talk.”
My grandma’s birthday is in two weeks and thanks to Hallmark cards starting at 47 cents at Walmart, I was able to get cards from myself, husband and son to her – and I didn’t break the bank. I was then able to find some pretty (and affordable) flowers to pair with the card. Sure to brighten anyone’s day and make them feel special.
Along with the cards, you can find most gift giving essentials in the same spot. Wrapping paper, tissue, bags, ribbon. It’s there. If you’re at a loss of what to give your friend or family member, they also have reasonable (and thoughtful) gifts in the same section. It’s very convenient.
We’re on a mission to celebrate all of our loved ones. We’re off to a good start this coming month.
Do you buy cards for your family members? What other ways do you send smiles to friends and family?