Most of us give cards, for birthdays, Christmas, get-well, sympathy etc… But are you truly getting your money’s worth with commercial greeting cards instead of handmade cards?
According to Soocial.com & Greetingcard.org:
- Greeting cards can cost anything between 50 cents and $10 or even more
- 80% of consumers say that social media cannot replace greeting cards
- The average US customer spends around $7 on greeting cards for Valentine’s Day
- There’s nothing like a carefully-crafted greeting card to show your loved ones that you care. A greeting card is original and personal, easy to share with anyone, and loaded with emotion.
- 68% of people feel that receiving a greeting card indicates the person who sent them cares about them
So where do you fall in the number of cards you purchase a year?
- None – I do not buy any greeting cards
- 1-10: Between 50¢ and $100 a year
- 11-20: Between $6.50 and $200 a year
- 20-30: Between $10 and $300 a year
- 30-40: Between $15 and $400 a year
- 40+: $20 or more a year
Wherever you fall in that list, you could make your own cards for around $2.50 each!
- a typical Stampin’ Up All-Inclusive Kit is $23 & usually has 9 cards = about $2.55 a card
- a monthly Paper Pumpkin subscription is $23.50/month & usually has 9 cards = $2.61 a card
- a pre-paid Paper Pumpkin subscription for $22.50 (1-month) -$235.00 (12-months) both usually have 9 cards =$2.17 to $2.26 a card
So how does that relate to how many cards you purchase a year?
- None – I do not buy any greeting cards – Makes no difference
- 1-10: Between $2.17 and $26.10 a year
- 11-20: Between $23.87 and $52.20 a year
- 20-30: Between $43.40 and $78.30 a year
- 30-40: Between $65.10 and $104.40 a year
- 40+: $86.80 + a year
The joy you give when you send a handmade card = PRICELESS!
*PLEASE NOTE, none of the above prices include taxes or postage