I am not sure whether to call this a "FIND"; a "HAUL"; a "Yahoo moment" or perhaps something else. Well, whatever you call it, I must show you.
Periodically I swing by a few Thrift stores and Goodwill Shops when out running errands. I came across these two boxes. Taped closed and marked "Blank Greeting Cards for Card Making" and "Blank Greeting Cards for Crafting". I just HAD to take a look. All of the cards are 4x6. One box contained a nice variety of printed designs on the front and good quality cardstock. They were grouped in packs of 10 with envelopes and had a rubber band wrapped around each pack. The other box contained colored/textured cards with envelopes probably used for card making/adorning, etc. Same situation - grouped in packs of 10 and rubber banded and good quality cardstock. A quick count - each box contained 250... yes...250 cards/envelopes. Prices on the boxes were listed as $4.94. SOLD! I absolutely could not pass this up. While the quantity of cards is a bit overwhelming, I'm sure they will be put to good use whether it is writing/sending; gifted; and perhaps in some swaps. If you are interested in a trade/swap, please let me know.
The other finds shown below were found at different local Thrift Shops.
I love a good flat/correspondence card - even if it is listed as an invitation. $.99. I've seen these at Jo-Ann's Fabric/Craft stores.
These were two new packs of flat cards with envelopes originally from Ikea. $.59 each.
These are new packs of 10 note cards/envelopes. Two packs wrapped together - $.99 each. I think these will make great cards to use around the Christmas holidays.
These next two new stationery sets were marked as $2.00 each, BUT were in the 75% off bin! They had to be rescued. I will definitely enjoy using them.
Note Card pack, $.25.
I have been looking for an address book for when traveling or on road trips. I think this one will work out perfectly! $.99.
What Thrift Store adventures have you been on lately?
Today marks the first day of Summer for many; the last day of school for others; Summer Solstice for those in the Northern Hemisphere and Winter Solstice for those in the Southern Hemisphere. Today is the 80th Birthday of my Father-in-Law. Starting a new decade with lots to look forward; as well as many decades of memories and reflection. Happy Birthday Dad!
Mail Bag is full of Summery tidbits that include flowers, butterflies, animals basking in the sun and Raspberry dessert goodness. In addition, there's lots of talk and anticipation of Summer Camp; holidays/vacations; trips local and abroad and upcoming adventures.
What signs of Summer are you sending and/or receiving?
It was a good first week of June for many reasons. One of which was The Mail Bag! The mix of bold, beautiful cards; long lovely letters and fun stationery kept things lively in the world of correspondence.
The start of summer has me thinking of flowers, road trips and "on-trend"/ fashionable Neon. I'm working on replies utilizing flower and neon stationery/cards, as well as the atlas in creating fun envelopes. How does summer reflect in your pen-pal world?