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Mild rant.

It has been an uphill battle trying to find a birthday card for my husband. Paper Affair used to have a decent selection, but they've reduced their card section considerably in the last two years, and what's left tends to be risque/gross-out humor. There were exactly four "to husband" cards from which to choose the other day, all of which I would have been embarrassed to give, so I left the store empty-handed. I have avoided shopping at Hallmark for years, as they tend to donate to causes I disagree with. Still, I sucked it up and went there today, and found one that was decent.

I just want something tasteful, but funny. There isn't a locally-owned independent card shop of which I'm aware nearby. I don't want an e-card. Googling hasn't produced much that's suitable. Does anyone know of a good web site for such a thing?

EDIT: I had this in the mental post (see comments), but forgot to put it in the real post. I am not crafty. I would not enjoy making my own card. It would not look nice, and it would probably fail to convey my intent. I only dated a political cartoonist: I cannot actually draw. Someone would politely pretend to enjoy receiving my handmade card if they got one, because it would look like the work of a four-year-old, and while those have sentimental value from actual four-year-olds, they tend to produce puzzled smiles and looks when they are given by 38-year-olds. :)

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goodjoan
Aug. 13th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
You could always buy a blank one and write your own thoughts inside :) Michaels has a lot of blank and/or empty cards and supplies and ideas for decorating them.
pointedview
Aug. 13th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
This is my bad -- as I was in the car leaving the mall, singing along to "Hey, Jealousy" on the radio, I composed this post in my head. In that composition, I included the line indicating that I'm not crafty. ;) Unfortunately, by the time I got home and made it to the point of transcription, I'd forgotten to include that bit. I need to be able to telepathically write my LJ posts as I think of them! Regrettably, regarding the blank card, I suck at stuff like that -- about the only crafty thing I somewhat enjoy/may be marginally good at is crochet. :D
goodjoan
Aug. 13th, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC)
Aw, don't be so hard on yourself! The best birthday card I ever got was simply a letter from Dan, saying all those things we want to say to people but never take the time. It wasn't crafty, or fancy, but was perfect!
pointedview
Aug. 13th, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
Awwww! That's very, very, very sweet. I am sure that is a piece of paper that you treasure!
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