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Five Fun Things You Can do With Time Saved When You Shop Cards Online

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Value Card Collection

Here’s a thought: sit down on your porch and order all your cards at once for events like graduations, baby Christenings, thanking friends and some “just because.” Once you experience the joy of saving time when you shop cards online, what can you do with that extra hour you just saved going to the retail store, waiting in line and heading back home? Here are some fun things to think about because you earned yourself some extra time:

1. Head to a friend’s house and surprise him/her with a cupcake delivery or some fresh baked cookies. How long has it been since you’ve had a chance to do that? Cards and gifts are wonderful, but the surprise of your presence, even for a half hour, can go a long way toward keeping the “weeds” away from precious relationships.

2. Look through your pantry for canned or packaged items you do not need, and make a box to take to the food bank. Put it in your car and it’s ready to go the next time you head out. Not only does it feel good to help people, you’ll have a little more room in your cabinet – and that could inspire you to keep going removing extra things from the rest of your kitchen.

3. It’s not exactly glamorous, but wiping down your doors and trim work once or twice a year gives your home a fresh new feeling, any season. Grab a damp cloth and go from room to room. In just 20 minutes, you’ll be surprised at the dirt you can collect. While you’re working, enjoy some upbeat music or use this time to pray for those on your list!

4. If you shop cards online, you may also have a little extra time to do something fun for yourself. Have you ever noticed the sizable collection of great magazines at your local library? Most libraries have current copies of dozens of titles you may not get at home, and who wouldn’t enjoy a quiet, leisurely browse?

5. Here’s an idea that may be the most fun … do a little bit of nothing. In this fast world, sometimes it’s surprising what doing a little bit of absolutely nothing feels like. There’s no shame and no guilt in spending 30 minutes in quiet thought, or thinking about nothing at all. This may be the space you need for your next great idea. After all, doing nothing is still doing something.

Ready to shop cards online and earn yourself some extra down time? Visit The Printery House online for a great selection of religious greeting cards, gifts and stationary. The monks and artists of The Printery House have been hand-designing cards and printing them on-site at their own printshop for more than 60 years. Now that’s a great story worth sharing, and worth contemplating as you’re embarking on one of the ideas above.

Five Great Reasons to Shop Cards Online

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Everyday Card Assortment

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.