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Five Great Reasons to Shop Cards Online

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From Christmas cards to birthday cards to get well cards – more buyers are deciding to shop cards online. They are doing the same with gifts, clothing, leisure equipment – just about anything and everything is now being purchased on computers or mobile devices.

A November 2013 survey found that the overwhelming majority of shoppers had moved away from Black Friday in-store purchasing and toward Cyber Monday online shopping instead. The findings, from a survey of 1,000 shoppers, said they enjoy shopping for goods online more than traditional shopping excursions. Over 80 percent of them said that doing their holiday shopping online provided a superior experience. And here’s why:

1. No traffic

A significant 60 percent of those polled said that they preferred to shop online because it meant that they didn’t have to fight traffic. The hassles of traffic combined with the frustration of finding a parking spot was a big deterrent to visiting physical stores. Avoiding that hassle was one of the biggest attractions for Internet shopping.

2. No pressure, no pushing, shoving or waiting in line

Once you do arrive at the store, there are other drawbacks to in-store shopping. A separate survey of people who shop for outdoor and recreational goods found that 45 percent appreciated the no-pressure online environment. Pushy salespeople, unpleasant crowds and waiting in line were all mentioned as things to be avoided.

3. Convenience

Another 51 percent said that the convenience of online shopping had won them over. The ability to browse through merchandise while curled up on the couch is a major draw. Most said they enjoyed the fact that they didn’t have to leave home to buy what they really wanted.

4. Good deals on shipping

Right around 40 percent were won over by free shipping offers. Good deals on shipping sweeten an already sweet deal.

5. Buy what I want – when I want

Immediacy was another reason given for choosing online shopping. We’ve all had the experience of suddenly remembering Aunt Sally’s birthday or the wedding to which we’re invited next weekend. Being able to shop cards online and buy right at the moment was appealing to nearly one quarter of survey respondents.

Of course, the advantages of Internet shopping don’t go away once January rolls around. You can enjoy the benefits all year long. Our “doors” are open 12 months every year and we invite new customers to try us out and discover for themselves the pleasure of shopping from home. The Printery House is a convenient, online Christian gift store. When you need Christian gifts or greeting cards we suggest that you make your first stop online. Find out for yourself why it’s so much nicer to shop cards online.

Mother’s Day Card Ideas to Say You Are Special

Mothers Day CardsThere are very few people in life who will influence you as greatly as your mother. Occasionally a teacher will have convinced you that you could do more than you thought you could. A coach might have taught you valuable lessons in self-discipline and perseverance. Professional mentors may have given you guidance and advice that helped to direct your career. But mom is the one who has been there from the start and who you can trust to be there at the end and everywhere in between.

Thankfully, there is one day set aside each year for telling moms how much we appreciate them. Mother’s Day usually includes treating mom to a day off from cooking, maybe a gift of some sort, but certainly a greeting card. There are many cards from which to choose and yet, finding one that blends the right art and the right message can mean standing for good portions of time in the card aisle. To speed along the process here are some Mother’s Day card ideas to keep in mind:

Praise her for something specific

The best Mother’s Day card ideas are those which find something concrete for which to thank or praise mom. Gratitude that is vaguely expressed is hard to hold onto. Tell your mom what you appreciate in so many words.

You can thank your mom for modeling a life of faith for you. Proverbs 31 says “a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”

You can use a religious greeting card to thank her for a lifetime of teaching you about what the Bible says, and how it applies to everyday situations. A mother who obeys the charge of Deuteronomy 6 “keep the words that I am commanding you…recite them to your children and talk about them…” is a mother to be greatly appreciated for her faithfulness.

You can tell mom how her love has impacted you. Many times, a mother loves when everyone else but God forgets. Tell her how she has embodied 1 Corinthians 13 “and now faith, hope and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”

Do remember all the moms in your life

Your own mother has had the greatest impact on you, but other moms affect your life too. If you are married, your mother-in-law deserves some credit for the wonderful spouse you enjoy. Grandmothers are moms to several generations and deserve recognition found in a religious greeting card. Spiritual mothers, women who have influenced your spiritual life, also will be encouraged by your words of thanks and praise.

At The Printery House you can find cards to match all of these Mother’s Day card ideas. Cards with lovely artwork and scriptural messages help you tell mom exactly why she
is so special in your life. Boxed card sets make it easy to remember all the special mothers in your life … and shopping online means you don’t have to spend hours in the store! Send a card from The Printery House this year.