And for those over seas who may not have a Goodwill, it's basically like Salvation Army. People give things to the store they don't want anymore, and the store employs people who need work experience or are going through other difficulties in life and resales the donated items.
I didn't have to dig too long when I stumbled over bags of rubber stamps! There were 5 bags and they were all gently used and very nice. The bags contained 4 rubber stamps apiece and cost a whopping $2.97 a bag.
I also found this very well made and pretty stationery. What drew me to it, was the very beautiful, well made box. But the cards were not 100% my style, but easily converted to birthday cards.
Below is the contents of the box. Apparently they were made with D. Morgan's designs and poetry. I had heard of her work, and I have a feeling this set costs more than the $2.97 I paid
(Sorry my helper got involved in the pics, How can you not love a cat that's excited about mail?)I saw the center layer was postcards! None of the packs were open and all three cost $0.97 total! To recap, I got 2 packs of card stock and 1 pack of postcard stock for that price. Mind you most of it was white, but great for a variety of crafts! Now I have no more excuses to not send Mischief a mail art piece, and return the Post Muse's last hand made card, which I will post in the next few days, because it was a beauty. The whole shopping trip costs me less than $14!
I hope this finds you all supporting your mail habits frugally!