Aw. A Hallmark card. A $5, 5-second sentimental value card that means nothing but a smile and spot on your dresser for 72-hours. Give a card with a little more value behind it (other than the sweet words you write inside.) Little Otsu works with independent artists and sells their print work through the likes of cards, calendars and journals (oh, and buttons!) Hell yeah. Buttons.
I love these cards. Not only for their uniqueness but because they are printed using soy-based inks, recycled paper, and tree-free paper. The cards cost $3 and shipping is free for orders over $25.
Anytime you're in a local book store, art gallery, or museum, always check out the cards they have on stock. I have the best luck finding stylish and chicy cards in places like these. They're great to have readily available for that particular friend whose appreciation is far beyond the gold crown.