Greeting cards are something I don’t like to spend a lot of money on. Because let’s face it: most of us don’t keep every single card we’ve ever received. In many cases, if you purchase a card to give someone, the recipient is likely to enjoy it for a brief time and then recycle it or throw it away, unless it has a really special personal message inscribed inside.
It can be challenging to find gift cards without overinflated prices. After all, when a single card costs mere pennies to manufacture, I don’t feel like spending $3 to $5 on such a simple paper product.
That’s where Dollar Tree comes in. Dollar stores of all types — Dollar Tree, Dollar General, and Family Dollar — are great places to purchase greeting cards because they typically don’t cost more than $1 in these places.
I like Dollar Tree the best of all the dollar stores when it comes to purchasing greeting cards. That’s because they tend to have the largest selection of cards. Whereas Dollar General and Family Dollar will generally devote one side of an aisle to cards, most Dollar Tree stores I’ve been in have two to three times as much retail space dedicated to cards. At my nearest Dollar Tree, the cards take up both sides of one aisle, plus one side of a second aisle, plus several endcaps.
Dollar Tree cards are actually Hallmark brand cards. At my local Dollar Tree, they’re divided into different Hallmark sublabels that denote their prices:
- Expressions cards are $1
- Heartline cards are 2 for $1
- Mahogany cards are also 2 for $1
Expressions and Heartline cards are your typical greeting cards that cover a variety of subjects and occasions, including birthdays, weddings, graduations, bereavement, baby and bridal showers, and holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, etc.
Mahogany cards are a smaller section on a single endcap in my local store, and they feature artwork depicting African Americans. They also cover a variety of occasions.
Because all of the Dollar Tree cards carry the Hallmark name, I expect them to have certain quality standards, and they live up to my expectations. The cards are a decent thickness. They don’t feel thin or cheap. The images, cartoons, and drawings on the cards look like what I might find in a more expensive store. Dollar Tree greeting cards also feature decent writing, whether you want to strike a light or serious tone, and it’s not hard to find funny cards (my favorite).
After you discover how great it is to buy greeting cards at dollar stores — and in particular at Dollar Tree — you’ll probably never go back to buying them at other stores. Go check it out!