So this isn't teacher-related, but it's something we as teachers (and people who celebrate things and buy cards) can all appreciate! How many times do you rush into the store to find a cute card, only to find that there's nothing good, you already gave that card last year, or you find one and then everyone else bought the same card as you? Yeah, me too. I get so annoyed trying to find something funny but not sappy. I mean, I will spend FOREVER (say it like Sandlot) searching for a great card only to settle eventually on something I don't hate.
Enter Treat.. They are the little sister company of Shutterfly, which I'm sure you've heard of. This site offers a large selection of cards that are not only cute, but you can personalize them! We went to a wedding this weekend, and I found this precious card. I was able to type in their name AND swipe this picture from her FB page to make the perfect little card for them! (And aren't they just the cutest couple?) I was actually excited about the card and a little bummed that I wouldn't see them open it. Oh well, I hope to hear about it!
Oh, that isn't all about Treat. These cards run right around $3.49, which is about the same you would pay in the store. If you have the card sent directly to you, shipping is free. You can also have it mailed to the recipient AND add a gift card if you want. You can also order cards ahead of time and have them sent closer to the date you need I did this for my dad once when I had a code, but it was months before his birthday. I had it sent to me with just enough time to mail it to him so I wouldn't forget. Or you can set up reminders, and Treat will email you about creating cards closer to the date.
If paper cards aren't really your thing, you can send digital versions for $.99! I know I would prefer this because I usually throw out the cards after a while. This is a much cheaper version, but I can still find the same great cards!
They also have gifts and stationary available. I got these cute thank you cards with my name. I'm all about gold right now and thought these were just right. Can't wait to use them!