Sunday, October 16, 2011

Basket of Goodwill


I found this basket full of cards last year at my favorite store, Goodwill. I really liked the basket. That's what originally caught my eye.


Can you guess why? See those stripes of orange and maroon. Those are my favorite colors. The basket isn't that well-made. I just liked the colors and size. I thought I could use the basket for tailgating.

Then I noticed the holiday cards inside the basket. I didn't think I needed them until I saw the prices. Each set of 8 or 10 cards - brand new in the original packaging - was priced at 50 cents. Now that's a bargain to begin with. There must have been 20 sets of cards in the basket. That's a value of $10 at Goodwill, much more if you shopped anywhere else.

When I turned over the basket, the cost for all of it was $3.50! Now that was an even better bargain. Would you like to see what was in there?



That is 4 packages of Halloween cards. I think I used 2 packages last year.



These are Thanksgiving cards. I'm sorry the second picture is blurry.




As you can see, there were lots of Valentine cards. Again, I know I've used at least one package.



The Easter cards are my favorites.

Finding all of these cards at such a great price has allowed me to send holiday greetings to lots of friends. In this day of technology, you'd be surprised how much a simple greeting card means to someone. My title really had two meanings for me ~ it came from Goodwill and I send goodwill to friends.

We are home from our wonderful vacation, so you can expect pictures soon. I have to unpack and do laundry first - blogging will be my reward for finishing those chores.

Now I just have to find a way to save on postage!

16 comments:

Paula said...

Getting all of these cards at such a low price is a real GW score. You are right that a card means a lot to many people.

Glad you had a good vacation!

mtashie said...

You know that I love Goodwill and that's a great bargain!! Check out what I found this weekend at Goodwill! I'm happy that you're home safe and sound and had a wonderful time!!

Angie said...

I LOVE cards - love to buy them, love to send them. But the postage does burn me up every Christmas. It's sort of ridiculous how expensive it is to mail a card.

Mongs said...

what a lovely find, a basket full of goodies! So thrifty too. Welcome back my bloggy friend! MAke sure you do your laundry quickly and come back to this bloggy world soon.

love,mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Thisisme. said...

Well, you've got a lovely selection of cards there at such good value. Plenty for the upcoming Halloween & Thanksgiving too! I agree, it's lovely to actually receive a card or a letter in the post, which doesn't seem to happen very much these days :(

Mongs said...

Are you done with your laundry yet? don't mean to rush you...ha ...:) I'm quite stingy, I don't buy clothes for the sake of doing inspiration monday. I just try to make do with what I have ..ha..thank you for your kind comments!

love,mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Welcome home! Wow, you really did score with this basket full of cards. This is a gift that keeps on giving too.

Glad that you had a fun trip, and I am looking forward to your pictures. Thanks so much for stopping by to say hi this morning.

Happy Monday!

Kathy M.

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

I still LOVE getting cards in the mail! I have an aunt who send greetings this way and when I see her handwriting in my mailbox....my heart sings!!! We really need to do this more don't we? Teach the younger generations that it's that personal touch that means everything!

Your pics are wonderful! Glad VT won!!!
~~Wendy

Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

I'm so glad you're home! Did you have so much fun?! I Love the cards, it is so true that a card now days means so much! Pretty Princess loves it when she gets something in the mail!

Have a great day!
Kirsten

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love these!! I love to send cards and the Halloween one with the cat and dog is adorable!! Great find!!

Town and Country Gals said...

Glad your are back and had a great time! That was a great deal you got on the cards, so cute and the basket has great color. Getting a little something in the mail once in a while can really make someone's day!
Rebecca

Tammy @ The Stitching Coop said...

Hello and thank you for having me. You had a major SCORE with that basket of goodies. I love finding packages of cards you can't find in stores anymore. I still use some I found about 5 years ago. I don't know how long it will take me to use them all up, but i'll get there one day. :)
Hug
Tammy

Ivy and Elephants said...

I'm so happy for you, such a great find! I try to keep cards on hand as well, too. They can be so expensive if you wait till last minute.
You are all set, and a bargain to boot!
Well done you!
Hugs,
Patti

Liesl said...

You find the best things! I just love cards...so this would just be wonderful to have such an assortment and that basket is so perfect for fall! Good luck finding a way to save on postage...hehe!

Liesl :)

Megan said...

i need to hit up goodwill when i return to the states because i just cant fathom paying the $10 for a bday card here (a crappy one mind you!)

Diana Joy said...

Wow; wonderful find.