Friday, June 17th, 2011
Now, there are no more excuses for not sending a card because you couldn’t find a stamp – pick up a postage-paid Hallmark card instead. Released earlier this year, the collection of Postage-Paid Greetings™ is a collaboration between Hallmark and the U.S. Postal Service.
A barcode on the front of each envelope acts as a Forever stamp (its value will always be the same as a First-Class stamp, so the cards can only be mailed nationally) that indicates the postage was already paid. The cards are available for any occasion (Father’s Day, graduation, birthdays, and more) and cost up to $3.99. You can purchase them at Hallmark Gold Crown stores, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS, and other locations.
For busy moms, we know it’s always the little things that matter most, so these postage-paid cards are a great way to save a few extra seconds and minutes in the day. Just don’t forget the mailing address!
Friday, February 4th, 2011
Put your child’s artistic abilities to work and enter the Pier 1 Imports/UNICEF Greeting Card Contest. The contest ends March 12 and is open to all kids 14 and younger. This year’s theme is “Making Spirits Bright.”
The winner’s artwork will be reproduced as an official UNICEF holiday greeting card for the 2011 holiday season and sold at Pier 1 Imports. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help in its mission to decrease the number of daily, preventable childhood deaths from 22,000 to zero.
The winner will also be awarded a $5,000 scholarship, as well as $500 worth of art supplies for his/her school. The winner will be announced in April. Plus, between April 7-22, fans can vote for their favorite design at Pier1.com and the “Fan’s Choice” winner will receive $500 worth of art supplies.
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