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Old 04-15-2018, 11:14 AM   #1
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Default I am making cards for a shop to sell!

Wish me luck! Anyway, what types of sentiments should I use? I have birthday, get well, mothers day, thank you so far. How many cards should I take the first time?

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Congrats!! Good luck! Exciting! Let us know how it goes!

Make sympathy, congratulations, anniversary, good luck, miss you...and then I might make some blanks. Include masculine. What kind of shop? Like do tourists go through because then you might want to do some that look like the area? Do they sell GCs? Maybe some that can hold those?

As many as you can and they will pick what they like imho. They might take more than they have room for so they can refill as they sell. (fingers crossed)
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it is a hair salon/gift shop. I never thought of making GC holders, thanks! And masculine cards; those are my weakness! Thanks for the help.
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Good luck to you! I always thought it would be nice to include a couple of different sentiments with an adhesive strip that could be removed, such as red line or scoretape. If the card was a general card the person who purchased the card could choose their sentiment and then attach it on the inside of the card.

I make a lot of graduation cards and it seems birthday cards and thinking of you cards are always needed. Let us know how it works for you.
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That’s great! I have done that off and on as well and gift card holders are a smart addition. Happy birthday, congratulations, sympathy are good general stock. Thinking of you is a favourite because it can cover several occasions

You can also type up your name and phone number and enclose in each one, maybe with the invitation to contact you for special orders, if you are interested in increasing your business. Good luck!
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thanks for your advise!
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I'd add Retirement, New Home, New Job, and when it gets close to your Mothers and Fathers Day- add some in with Step Dad & Step Mom. Over here they are almost non existent, in fact that's exactly what got me started cardmaking!
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what kind of a store is it? ( what is the kind of person who frequents the store?)
how much space do you have?

I think all of the ideas you have received are really good ones. I have a basket at work on the desk closest to the door where people pay for their jobs. and although 99% of the jobs are brought in by men, 99% of the cards I sell there are to women. so, I tend to sell a lot of things that are "humor" and or seasonal, thank-you, sympathy, and birthdays. ( as far as what I sell the most of)

what I have sold to men are Sympathy ( my insurance agent), Happy Anniversary, Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas.
oh, and one of the guys always has his cards personalized with his children and grands names for either Birthday's or Christmas.
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thanks for all the info. What would be the best way to display them?
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Wouldn't the store decide that? If they are asking you to provide one- are we talking table top or floor stand? Either way I like classic spinners.

Or you mean to present to them for them to pick out what they want?

You have the cello sleeves to put them in?
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She said she could provide a place to put them, or I could. So I was wondering what would be the most eye catching. I would love to find a vintage train case to put them in. Something like that.
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I would scour antique and second hand stores to find something special you never know what you will find!
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I'll know it when I see it!
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