I need to ask this. Generally I refuse to pay more than $1 for cards and I buy my cards from the dollar store. But i recently asked myself if $1 cards are still acceptable in certain situations like Parents birthdays, mothers day, fathers day, valentines to your friend or S.O, wedding, grad etc. Very special occasions. I was looking at cards today for v-day and they sure are some really nice ones in the stores. Then I look at the back and im shocked by the prices. $7, $8 for the most part. I just think thats way too much for a piece of paper and some ink thats going to be thrown away after a day. Thats really the main reason why I got into only buying cards from the dollar store. But if you people think that certain occasions throughout the year call for something better than a dollar store card, tell me and i can make some exceptions throughout the year. I just dont want to give $1 cards in some occasions and look cheap, cause afterall all the prices are on the back of every card. And anyone can easily tell a dollar store card apart from an $8 one. Mostly from the feel of the materials, and how well its designed etc. My point is, when you pick up a $7-8 dollar card, you can tell its quality, and when you pick up a dollar store card you can tell the significant drop in quality. What do you guys do? Are you a $1 card buyer or do you buy the expensive ones for show?