Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Papyrus Greeting Cards

Greeting cards by Papyrus
Recently my mom said, "Now that everyone carries a phone everywhere, you can't get ahold of anyone!!!  Years ago when you called someone at home, a child ... or someone answered the phone and it lead to a conversation!"  

Imagine that.  You didn't need to text, email, or tweet a "friend," nor wait for a typed reply.  No peck, peck, pecking ever.Goodness, I know we can't live in the past, but let's keep it simple ... and meaningful.

Personally, I'd rather have one telephone call in lieu of 50 text messages, a face-to-face chat over 100 emails and a handwritten card instead of a column of electronic greetings.  To tell you the truth, sometimes I don't even open electronic greetings.  But I would never leave a handwritten card unopened, plus I save cards with heartfelt notes.  They become memories.

Several years ago, an elderly neighbor sent me an Easter card that I still have.  She said, when my parents first moved next door to her, she watched my dad carry me outside in a snowsuit to show me the falling snow.  She wished me a Happy Easter and told me to enjoy the Spring ... then passed away a short time later.  I'm glad she took the time to write and reminisce, and she inspired me by her example.  It's quite nice getting an Easter card.

Papyrus has unique and beautiful selections of stationery and greeting cards for all occasions. Expect to find rich paper with glitter and foil at reasonable prices. If you hit a sale, you can get a box of expensive cards for under $5.  It's always a good time to let someone know you care. (My Papyus Christmas cards are bought and on hold.)

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3 comments:

  1. As a non-sentimental, slightly tech-driven purveyor of birthday wishes, or celebrations of other milestones- I was moved by this blog post. So moved- that it provided a valuable call to action to go in and purchase a card. As I was commuting thru Grand Central Terminal (midtown New York) and realizing that I owed someone a birthday wish (b-day is actually today). The store has much more than cards but I quickly found what I needed, expensive paper, very nice wrapping and quirky but very distinctive artwork and messaging. So thanks to the Savvvyshopper for inspiring me in this way.

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    1. Thank you for sharing that! Glad one of my posts inspired something good.

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