Use to be Hallmark.
I had a look at one the other day, very plain happy birthday card.
Like what the ?*#!@?**
I now buy the $3 cards, you can find them all over the place...not sure of their
There are a few good brands now, and it's about time too.
$10 for a card, they have to be joking.The Koala Brand are pretty good.
I love handmade cards! They're not always easy to find, but if you can't find anything you like in your local craft shop or artisan's market, try online at Etsy, as they've got gorgeous ones from all around the world.
Otherwise...I always find art galleries have a beautiful selection of cards. Different ethnic shops often have some gorgeous ones too. I discovered some lovely ones at a Polish shop once and I always love the beautiful fancy ones sold at Indian and Chinese stores.
Finally, it's fun to make your own as well, and not particularly hard. Just buy some good quality paper from an art store, some pinking shears, a gold gel pen and glitter glue. I also like to use fancy Japanese rice-paper as it's so opulent and adds a gilt luxurious effect. I also like to utilise my own drawings and photos in the cards I make.