Turn a Birthday into a BIRTHWEEK with Hallmark Value Cards

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I love birthdays and I love birthday cards.  I think that everyone deserves at least one special day every year that celebrates them and gives everyone else a chance to let that person know that they are appreciated and important.  I have always loved both sending and receiving birthday cards.  It is so fun to see those bright envelopes in the mail and open them to see what card was chosen especially for ME.  While I love the internet, I do NOT love the tendency we all have to sometimes take the easy/boring way out and just send an email or a Facebook post to wish a happy birthday.  That isn’t even a fraction as special as a REAL CARD!

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While those high school friends I haven’t talked to in person for 20 years might get that Facebook shout-out on their birthday, I like to make it a point to give or send birthday greetings to my “real-life” family and friends with “real-life” cards.  While any card can be special, there are also some creative card ideas if you put your thinking cap on.

My mom’s birthday is at the very end of August.  Having a late summer birthday isn’t always the best because there are so many other things going on at the same time.  It’s almost Labor Day, back-to-school plans are underway, in Minnesota we have the State Fair going on – – – it’s just a really busy time!  So this year I wanted to make sure that my mom realized that I think she is pretty darn special by turning her birthday into a BIRTHWEEK with the help of Hallmark Value Cards.

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I have to say I was SO EXCITED to find out about the Hallmark Value Cards selection at Walmart.  How cool is it that you can get REAL Hallmark cards for only $.47 or $.97 each?  And these aren’t those tired, boring, washed out picture type of cards – – they are (as I already said but must repeat again) REAL Hallmark cards!  With the $.47 variety you can add a stamp, mail it and still be under $1.

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So, back to my mom’s birthday.  To turn her BIRTHDAY into a BIRTHWEEK, I decided to send her a card every day for a week, all timed to arrive during the week leading up to her birthday.  She only lives about 20 miles away from me, so I know the mail gets there the next day.  (If I was doing this with in-laws I would mail all the cards 3 days ahead of the day I wanted them to arrive as that is about how long it takes mail to get there.)

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I chose a fun variety of cards.  Actually I chose all cards from the Humor variety.  I prefer funny over sweet when it comes to cards and I think Mom does too!  I chose a variety of colors and different colored envelopes so when she sets them all up together by the time they all arrive on her actual birthday, they will make a nice display.  I also add a few extra touches like notes written with colored pens and stickers on the envelopes.  To top things off, in the final card, which should arrive ON her birthday, I added a Walmart gift card.  It’s amazing that for under $10 we can send someone a week’s worth of cards AND pay for all the postage!

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Hallmark Cards Rewards Program:  The value doesn’t stop at the selection of Hallmark Value Cards.  You can also earn rewards through the Hallmark Cards Rewards Program.  You can just sign up online and then report your cards as you buy them.  For every 5 cards you buy, you earn a reward.  Rewards include dollars off merchandise, dining and other perks from Hallmark partners.  The rewards program is super easy to use.  Just use the Hallmark Card Rewards app (available for iOS or Android) OR enter the UPC codes from the backs of your cards online.

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thriftyjinxy@live.com' About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of ThriftyJinxy.com, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 8-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.


  1. This is such a fun idea! I’d love to see the person’s response as each day they go out to find a NEW card–love it! #client

  2. How fun is that?! I need my hubby to do that for me!

  3. I LOVE this idea! I am so doing this for my kids!

  4. i love being rewarding for being a loyal shopper–and Hallmark is awesome–great idea about turning a birthday into a birth week 🙂 right up my daughter’s alley!!

  5. I don’t buy cards anymore and honestly, I thought they were kind of dying out. My kids make all our cards 🙂

  6. I used to work for Hallmark and there is no other card line like it. Love how creative they continue to be!

  7. I saw these in the store today and i LOVE that. My aunt has cancer and I like sending her a card a week. This really cuts down on the cost!

  8. They do have some really cute cards. This is a great idea!

  9. I love sending cards to friends for no reason. I think its fun to get handwritten notes from friends. I’m so glad that Hallmark cards are available at Walmart for such a reasonable price.

  10. This is a fun idea. I had no idea there were $0.47 cards!

  11. These are so reasonable! I’ll have to pick some up for my nieces and nephews- they love getting mail!

  12. I do not buy a lot of cards because they are SO expensive now adays! But geez, at .47 cents, I think I can start buying them again! Great deal!

  13. My family has always been a firm believer in birthday WEEKS! LOL I love that they have value cards! That’s an awesome deal!

  14. What a cute idea to turn a birthday into a birth-week. That sure would make a person smile!

  15. I love the idea of a “birthweek”! I bet your mom did love receiving so many great cards. I need to sign up for Hallmark Rewards!

  16. I absolutely LOVE this idea. You can get a weeks worth of cards for the same price as one, and send them every day. What a great way to make someone feel special and loved. I am a big birthday person, so this would make me feel so loved. Can you email this to my husband and family? 😉

  17. This is such a cute idea. I’ll have to do this when my daughter’s birthday comes around again.

  18. I love this idea. It’s a great way to let your loved ones know you really care. Awesome.

  19. I like the idea of a birth week! Definitely make the most of it.

  20. I need to purchase an anniversary card for my parents. I am bad about getting the points from Hallmark for the purchase. But I will this time.

  21. What a super fun idea!!! I love this, really great idea! Talk about making someone feel special!

  22. That’s really cool! I loved getting cards in the mail from my family, even if I did live with them in the same house.

  23. This is such a great idea..and hey, it’s my birthday week this week!

  24. There’s nothing quite like still getting a birthday card in the mail. Hallmark always has the best ones too!

  25. I love Hallmark cards! Looks like you got some great ones!

  26. Hallmark is always our go to cards for birthdays and any sort of occasion. These Value cards are adorable.

  27. These cards are just amazing! Awesome price and rewards, can’t beat that!

  28. Cards are still so awesome. I think they are a necessary part to any gift.

  29. Awww, love it. I’d be tickled pink if someone did this for me!

  30. How thoughtful! That’s a really great idea.

  31. Yes yes yes! I am all about extending the birthday festivities! I have an addiction to greeting cards- so this is right up my alley!

  32. Who would not want to turn a birthday into a birthweek! What a wonderful idea.

  33. I love Hallmark. Birthweek is a really cute idea.

  34. They always have a good variety to choose from. Love getting cards.

  35. whoa with prices like that I would be happy to give a card each day of the week and make the days leading up to my kid’s birthday’s that much more special!

  36. Aw that’s such a great idea! I’m sure your mom loved it! This would be perfect for my family that lives pretty far away!

  37. I always look for the hallmark value cards. They save us so much money.

  38. What a great way to make someone feel extra special. This is such a wonderful idea!

  39. This is so much fun! Who wouldn’t love to be showered with cards?

  40. I live the idea of a birthweek. I’m going to share it with a friend planning a party for her adopted daughter. The girl has some trauma but she’s planning an awesome party.

  41. I always go to Hallmarks value section every time I need a card! Their cute and don’t break the bank!

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