10 Places to Buy Quirky and Thoughtful Greeting Cards Online

published Aug 28, 2020
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If you’re anything like me, you find a certain joy in opening your mailbox to a handwritten note from a faraway friend. There are endless ways to connect with friends and family online these days—text messages, social media, email, Zoom, you name it. And while it’s great to be able to instantly connect with friends, there is something extra special about receiving a thoughtful note, postcard, or letter from a pal.

With the novelty of Zoom happy hours worn off, sending some snail mail is a great way to let your people know you are thinking of them, even if you can’t see them. Even better, sending greeting cards is an easy way to support the USPS and make sure that there is always have a medium to send handwritten notes. Of course, one of the best parts about snail mail is finding a quirky greeting card that perfectly suits its recipient, so check out our 10 favorite places to buy them. 

1. Etsy

Unsurprisingly, Etsy’s card selection does not disappoint. There’s no shortage of quirky cards and thoughtful stationery across every style imaginable, from bright designs to minimalist script. You’ll love the social distancing cards in this shop, as well as the funky graphic designs in this shop. And these cards are so pretty your pals might just frame them and put them on display. 

Buy: Aloe From The Other Side Card, $6.97

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2. Society6

You can’t talk about any kind of quirky artwork without mentioning Society6. The site’s curation of cards features hundreds of artists, and has everything from sentimental notes to hilarious birthday cards. These social distancing cards feature a 2020 take on classical art that will have your friends proudly displaying your note on the fridge. 

Buy: Social Distancing Series V Stationery Cards, $15.99

3. Under the Sunlight

If you’re more the zen type, you need to check out Under the Sunlight, a mindful stationery brand that creates beautiful products meant to help you live a more purposeful life. This sunshine postcard (which comes in a set of 10) will without a doubt brighten its recipients’ day. 

Buy: Sunshine Postcards, $12

4. Rifle Paper Co.

You probably already love Rifle Paper Co. for their cheerful, whimsical designs, and their greeting cards are no different. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or just popping in to say hello, you’re sure to find the card you’re looking for. Share your appreciation for your friends or family with this adorable cat card, available individually or as a boxed set of 8. 

Buy: Cat’s Meow Card, $5

5. Urban Outfitters

While you might think of Urban Outfitters for their clothing and home decor, but their curation of greeting cards is no joke. Well, except there are some pretty funny jokes in these cards. Insta-worthy and full of wit, these cards are perfect to send to your long-lost work wife—how cute is this hilarious nugs + kisses card?

Buy: Humdrum Paper Nugs + Kisses Greeting Card, $6

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6. Minted

If you need to buy more than a few cards, or really love greeting cards in general, shop at Minted. With its huge selection from hundreds of independent artists, Minted covers pretty much every occasion with their greeting cards. Even better? You can save big by signing up for a subscription, which will save you money on cards and get you free shipping.  

Buy: Lemons Card, $6.98

Credit: Papier

7. Papier

If you’re a paper guru, you might be familiar with Papier and their eclectic note cards for every occasion. And if you have something to tell your friend that words might not articulate, you can easily customize Papier designs to perfectly fit your message. This card is so sweet, and definitely something everyone can relate to. 

Buy: Until We Hug Again Card, $4.95

8. Effie’s Paper

For vibrant designs that are perfect for your BFF, shop at Effie’s Paper. This brand is full of bold designs that you’ll definitely want to add to your stationery collection, especially if you’re a regular snail mail sender. This Hi & Bye set is great to have on hand for whatever message you want to send. 

Buy: Hi & Bye Boxed Stationery Set, $18

9. Artifact Uprising

For more personalized greetings, check out the cards at Artifact Uprising. New baby? New couch? Add photos to your cards to share a piece of your life with your friends and family who aren’t nearby. Choose from pre-made designs to capture whatever you’re trying to convey, or start with a blank canvas to share your own message.

Buy: Design Your Own Folded Cards, $1.50 per card

10. Wilde House Paper

Ok, let’s talk about the très chic designs over at Wilde House Paper. These trendy cards are definitely ones you’ll want to keep displayed on the fridge for a few months. From sleek modern art to bold graphics, each and every card they sell is a standout. In particular, the Golden Days Ahead card will remind your friends that we’re going to get through this together.

Buy: Golden Days Ahead Card, $5