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It’s always greeting card season so here are the best shops to buy greeting cards and where to find them online!

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Make every card count. ❤️

We’ve sourced the best greeting card shops as well as where you can buy greeting cards online for every memorable moment. From budget-friendly, show-stopping, plantable, reusable, and more!

Here are the 9 best places to buy greeting cards for every occasion:

  1. Dollar TreeBest Affordable Cards 
  2. Minted – Best Seasonal Cards
  3. Lovepop – Best 3D Cards
  4. EtsyBest Plantable Cards
  5. Clards – Best Reusable Cards
  6. EtsyBest Punny Cards
  7. Walgreens – Best Hassle-Free Cards
  8. Punchbowl – Best Online Invitation Cards
  9. Amazon – Best Bulk Cards

1. Dollar Tree has cards for every occasion and you can grab two for just $1. 

Best affordable cards

dollar tree card section with holiday cards

At Dollar Tree, you can find a card for every occasion from anniversaries, new babies, Christmas, and everything in between! Despite the low cost, you’re still getting a quality card too since they carry thoughtful cards from the Expressions by Hallmark or Heartline by Hallmark brand – a name we all know and love.

hand holding various dollar tree cards

This is our favorite store to run and grab a card when you’re in a pinch, but at just $1 for two, there’s no reason why you can’t stock up and keep a bunch on hand too.

hand holding thank you card hallmark pack

Plus, Dollar Tree also offers packs of cards or blank invitations for the same price so you can send your greetings for even LESS! 😱 As an example, you can scoop up a 6-pack of thank you cards which makes each card just 17¢ each! 👏🏻

While you can’t purchase their greeting cards online, they do have over 16,000 retail stores in 48 US states, so chances are you have one that’s on the way to your next special occasion anyways.

2. Minted has the best artistic cards designed by independent artists and they’re perfect for holiday cards.

Best seasonal cards

hand holding two cards

Minted is known for its unique independent artist-designed cards and we love that each purchase is going to support a “small business” which is simply not something your typical card will do. Their online greeting card shops range from specific occasions such as Valentine’s Day, new babies, birthdays for teens, and so much more.

Plus, Minted is THE place to custom-make your seasonal and holiday cards.

tons of rainbow valentines day cards with word scramble game on rug

Whether you’re looking for minimalist & modern or plan to go all out with one of their many festive pressed foil-gold card options, there are so many stunning designs to choose from that are going to wow every single recipient. And that goes for their individual cards too!

In addition to customizing your card with personal photos, they also have fun and unique features like adding a fun game on Valentine’s cards or coordinating your labels with the backs of your cards and even the inside of your envelopes.

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3. Lovepop offers 3D cards that will be totally unforgettable. 

Best 3D cards

fathers day 3d lovepop greeting card shops on table

Out of all our favorite greeting card shops, Lovepop is one to splurge on if you’re really looking to WOW your recipient. Their beautiful 3D cards are show-stopping masterpieces that either pop out of a traditional-sized card or are large pieces of artwork all on their own. They even have a 2022 advent calendar for Christmas which is new this year!

little girl holding pop up cards

Their cards are a splurge (starting at about $13 each) so we recommend saving these for someone super special. Lovepop also occasionally offers sales of 5 cards for $50 and has bundles of their 3D cards in bulk where you can get them for as low as $3.70 each!

We love that their thoughtful collection of cards also offers something for every occasion you may not see at other greeting card shops such as International Women’s Day, Lunar New Year, and so much more!

4. Etsy has a plethora of greeting card shops that offer plantable cards that are good for the environment. 

Best plantable cards

hand holding plantable seed card with flowers on it

There are even greeting card shops that offer cards you can plant in the ground making this a zero-waste card idea! Rather than feeling obligated to hold onto a paper card forever, we love the idea of planting a card into the ground and getting to watch it bloom every spring.

The shop MarissaKayApothecary on Etsy offers a variety of cards from holidays to sympathy and even blank ones you can customize all on your own.

various happy holiday plantable seed cards

Prices range from $6 per card or you can buy them in bulk and pay about $4 per card. We love the timeless, vintage aesthetic each card has, and yes, every one of them blooms! Every card has the same seeds from annuals to perennials, so your only question is which occasion you’re shopping for.

5. Clards offers unique eco-friendly greeting cards that will save recipients from using 30 rolls of paper towels. 

Best reusable cards

various clards on table

Speaking of eco-friendly greeting cards, Clards are a greeting card everyone can use…literally! Clards are the most unique and versatile greeting cards because they’re made of Swedish dishcloths which can entirely replace someone’s habitual use of paper towels. 🤩 Plus, you can add your own greeting by writing on the back with any fabric marker or permanent marker (non-toxic preferred!).

two blue swedish dishcloths on sink faucet

Every Clard features cute sayings and prints that will bring everyone joy daily. Read the greeting, use it endlessly for cleaning, throw them in the dishwasher, and repeat! When they’re inevitably worn they’re completely compostable too so they’re even good for the planet! 🥰

Who would have thought you could combine our love for Swedish Dishcloths and a card all in one greeting?! 🤯

6. Grab a punny card for your friend who loves a good laugh – Etsy has numerous greeting card shops to choose from.

Best punny cards

various punny birthday cards on wood table

Punny cards are perfect for that friend or loved one who loves a good laugh and Etsy has thousands of handmade original designs to choose from. Chances are, when scrolling through the endless options you’ll discover cards for occasions you didn’t even know you needed!

We spotted these cute cards from KarliesKardShop and every design is hand-drawn out of Pennsylvania and complete with a punny saying to complete it. Best of all, you can shop 10 packs for just $12 which makes them just 83¢ each or you can buy individual cards starting at $3.

7. Walgreens allows you to customize photo cards and you can pick them up an hour later.

Best hassle-free cards

Walgreens Holiday Cards

Whether you want to personalize your own greeting cards or shop for one in a pinch in-store, Walgreens has what you’re looking for. Plus, with frequent photo card deals, you can typically score them at such an irresistible price. Plus, pick them up as soon as one hour later which is why they’re the best hassle-free cards on our greeting card shops list.

Choose from a wide variety of birthday, thank you, and holiday-themed cards. They make a card for every occasion! Customize your card with your own pictures for a personalized touch, or if you’re snagging a hot deal, choose no pictures and create cards that can be used at any time.

8. Punchbowl has an endless digital collection of cards and invites, and it will even help you organize your event.  

Best online invitation cards

thanksgiving invitation with screenshot of potluck list

You can send any greeting card imaginable from Punchbowl’s digital collection of cards. Not just that, but you can also organize all your parties and send the perfect invites too! What’s even cooler is guests can RSVP and even sign up for specific dishes they plan to bring to a potluck. 🤯

There are also many conveniences to sending Punchbowl in lieu of a traditional paper card. For example, scheduling your eCard to be delivered on a specific day or even opting for some of their free designs. That makes this greeting card shop a total no-brainer if budget is you’re #1 priority!

9. Amazon is the best place to buy if you’re looking for bulk cards to have on hand at a moment’s notice. 

Best bulk cards

kraft brown paper thank you cards in box

Amazon has what feels like an unlimited amount of greeting cards online to choose from and you can even find many of the options we listed above on their site as well. However, what really sets them apart from all the other greeting card shops is the price you’ll pay for bulk. So if you want a physical paper card on a tight budget chances are, Amazon is your best bet.

You’ll get tons of bang for your buck with this 144-pack of Thank You cards on Amazon. At just $19.99 for the entire pack, you’ll pay just 14¢ per card, and that even includes self-sealing envelopes and thank you stickers for the back. Whether you’re a shop owner, a vacation rental host, or have plenty of reasons to thank people often, I can think of numerous reasons to have a plethora of greetings on hand.

Need a gift to go along with your card? We’ve got all the best gift ideas right here!

About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger & photographer and brings 9+ years of experience to her craft. Her work has been featured in numerous esteemed publications, spanning building, travel, and fashion. Beyond her creative pursuits, Sara’s primary mission is to empower others to embrace a toxic-free & sustainable lifestyle.

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  1. Kristine

    Thank you for this great list! A couple more I’d include are Paper Culture (amazing quality and they plant a tree with every purchase) and Current Catalogue (some good bulk buying for cards).

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for taking a moment to share some other options you recommend, Kristine! 💕

  2. MargieL

    There is not a huge selection, but I really like the cards at Trader Joe’s and they are only $1!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing that recommendation, MargieL! 🥰

  3. Rachael

    I love ordering greeting cards from https://tinyandsnail.com/ It’s run by a pair of sisters and the artwork is so pretty!
    I used to get Leanin’ Tree cards at the store but I haven’t been able to find them locally, they have a website but I haven’t ordered from it yet.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing where you prefer ordering from, Rachael! We sure appreciate it! 💓

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