Cheap Places for Holiday Cards and Wrap
Posted on Monday, November 29th, 2010 at 6:49 am
Although I do like to stock up on holiday cards and wrap at the end of the previous season, It is inevitable. No matter how well I seem to plan for the holiday season, I always tend to run out of cards and wrap. Getting cards and wrap at up to 90 percent off is worth a little hassle of storing them. But, as I said, I still tend to run out.
Fortunately, there are are some places where I can go to get inexpensive cards and wrap, so I don’t wind up spending more on these items than I do on the gifts! Gone are the days when I would buy heavy foil wrap and top it with a homemade bow that would make Martha Stewart proud. In my current stage of life, I have a household full of kids. Wrapping paper just doesn’t get admired for very long or last as long as it used to. In fact, I bet the wrap from the first gift opened doesn’t even get a chance to hit the floor before two more gifts have been opened as well. The family room looks like a multicolored snowstorm hit in in a matter of minutes.
As for cards, I admit that I really like pretty or clever ones to send to those family and friends that are far away. I imagine that the recipients will save these cards forever. (If they don’t well, I don’t want to know.) But postage tends to add up, and that is an expense that is hard to negotiate, so the less I can spend on cards, the better.
Fortunately, there are a few places where I can get decent quality cards and wrap for cheap prices, even during the holiday season. My favorite stores for this are:
Goodwill (new unopened cards and wrap straight from Target)
Grocery stores (great buy one get one free deals)