Greeting cards I'd be happy to spend $5 each on

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who enjoy poetic and thoughtful greeting cards, and those who do not. I fall into the latter camp—I would never buy a sappy card and I feel bad when I receive them for not appreciating them more. I typically hate buying greeting cards. Every time I need to buy one, I find myself spending fifteen minutes in front of the card rack in Target desperately trying to find something funny. Nothing with Fabio on it. Nothing with George W. Bush on it. Something, anything that would be worth me spending $4.50 on.

After spending far too much money on mediocre cards, this year I decided to stop giving cards to people unless I could find something that was actually funny and worth my money. And since it's really not acceptable to not give your own mother a card on mother's day, give your sister a card on her wedding day, give a card to a baby at a christening (since it's really a vehicle for money, right? You can't just shove money in a baby's hand) I've been trolling around trying to find some good cards to stockpile for such occasions. Here are some of my favorites...

Julie Rado Design: favorite greeting cards that aren't sappy

Julie Rado Design: favorite greeting cards that aren't sappy

  1. Birthday Toast card from Old Tom Foolery, $4.50
  2. Bat Shit Crazy card from Power and Light Press, $5.00 (This may or may not have been the card I gave my husband for Valentine's Day last year)
  3. Pffftt card from Power and Light Press, $5.00
  4. Momosa card from Old Tom Foolery, $4.00
  5. Motivate cards (4 pack) from Orange Beautiful, $12.50 (Luckily I don't have anyone in my life [anymore] that I would send these too, but my god I love them)
  6. Motivate cards (4 pack) from Orange Beautiful, $12.50
  7. Pull My Finger card from Power and Light Press, $5.00 (Which may or may not have been the card I gave to my sister and brother in law on their wedding day. Please don't tell my mother.)