Where do you buy your cards?

(30 Posts)
littlecupcake Fri 22-Nov-13 18:15:21

I am a card snob and always look at the back of cards I receive to see where they were purchased. I need to buy my cards this weekend so I can start writing them, where did you get yours and did they have the company name on the back?

I'm after good value, tasteful cards that don't have glitter on because it always ends up all over me and I resemble the Christmas fairy when I've been writing cards

BikeRunSki Fri 22-Nov-13 18:16:22

Local hospice shop

FuckyNell Fri 22-Nov-13 18:16:38

I always get mine from paperchase. Half price on boxing day for the next year natch.

cupcakeicing Fri 22-Nov-13 18:17:38

Barnardos and paperchase.

MaryShelley Fri 22-Nov-13 18:25:40

I get mine from the RSPB

musicians benevolent fund usually has nices ones too

Yes, charity details on back

Guitargirl Fri 22-Nov-13 18:58:10

Charity cards from Selfridges

And the DC's school ones

Charity cards from the pop up shop at the library, I buy ones for charities that are meaningful to our family and which I don't support at other times of the year.

Boots because they support Macmillan which is significant to our family

Margetts Fri 22-Nov-13 19:47:06

From DC school who get the children to design their own.

NewBlueShoesToo Fri 22-Nov-13 19:58:08

RNLI charity cards with tasteful nativity pictures.

hedwiggywiggerson Fri 22-Nov-13 20:04:24

From Card Warehouse in January for the following Christmas grin

HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs Fri 22-Nov-13 20:09:54

I always buy charity cards from the actual charity shop so that they receive all of the proceeds rather than just a token 10p. This year I've bought a few family cards from Card Factory (which don't have a company label on) and I saved a fortune!

usualsuspect Fri 22-Nov-13 20:10:41

Card factory or Asda.

usualsuspect Fri 22-Nov-13 20:11:45

And I'm laughing at Christas card snobbery.

Only on MN

Dilidali Fri 22-Nov-13 20:20:43
Lucylouby Fri 22-Nov-13 21:25:59

I get them in the sale in January. I may have to store them for 11 months, but I don't pay over the odds for them. We still give to charity, so they don't miss out, but I refuse to pay over the odds for bits of card with pictures on. (I'm a misery about birthday cards too). (Just to add, I don't write many cards at all, it's more the dc who feel the need to send loads of them out each year).

happyfrogger Fri 22-Nov-13 21:45:04

NDCS, because our daughter is HI and they are fabulous. But it's always been charity cards. Charity Christmas cards great and easy way to support your preferred charity - absolute no brainer!

usualsuspect Fri 22-Nov-13 21:47:31

I rarely buy charity cards.

I just buy the cheapest ones I like.

GoAndDoSomeWork Fri 22-Nov-13 22:20:44

I got NDCS cards too from http://www.cardsforcharity.co.uk they have pop ups all over the place

GoAndDoSomeWork Fri 22-Nov-13 22:21:26
eatyourveg Fri 22-Nov-13 22:28:03

Another one who uses the pop up shop at the library which sells them on behalf of several different charities. I always go for learning disability charities, national autistic society and local hospice

TheLostPelvicFloorOfPoosh Fri 22-Nov-13 22:32:37

I only buy full-profit-to-the-charity cards too.

trixymalixy Fri 22-Nov-13 22:33:59

In the sale the previous year.

Drizzlefoshizzle Fri 22-Nov-13 22:34:14

www.sreepurvillage.org/
Got these last year and they were lovely - unusual, hand made and well received by everyone. 100% of profits go to the Sreepur Women's Village in Bangladesh, which works with destitute mothers and children. The cards are even flown to the UK by BA free of charge to the charity. Would def recommend

Drizzlefoshizzle Fri 22-Nov-13 22:34:53

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