I am of a romantic nature, nostalgic, whimsical, and a keeper of things that spark memories. I keep trinkets, ticket-stubs, and napkins from restaurants, and if I'm given a greeting card with a cool cover or meaningful inscription, I keep it too. Yesterday I enjoyed looking at the nice birthday cards I received all on display. I love cool and pretty greeting cards as much as I love journals, and I tend to collect both in excess. One of the favorite cards I received yesterday was a lovely Fair Trade one from Ten Thousand Villages. It is so happy and special, and I love that it looks like something I would create with the stray bits of pretty paper I hoard.
One of my favorite Fair Trade greeting card companies is Good Paper, who have more "traditionally" cute greeting cards around $5 each. They are sweet, slightly retro, and just the right amount of clever. A few of my birthday favorites from them include:
|"Chicken Not Included"|
|"Woof it Down"|
Hope for Women, makers of beautiful pressed flower petal cards like this one:
|Valley series, hopeforwomen.com|
What makes a perfect birthday for you? How do you like to celebrate?