Help me decide which Hallmark birthday card to give to my mom!

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cards When it comes to buying greeting cards, my husband finds the task to be a tad … overwhelming. There’s something about the sea of options and the pressure of choosing the “perfect card” that makes him a little frazzled. I, on the other hand, tend to enjoy the task, especially when it comes to shopping for cards for my mom.

My mother and I have a tradition of buying funny cards for each other – none of that sappy, emotional stuff for us! So with her birthday rapidly approaching, I headed to Hallmark section of my local Walmart to find a card that would get a few laughs. While I was there, I picked up three more cards for my friend, my brother, and his girlfriend. (A big thanks to my handy iPhone calendar for reminding me about all four birthdays!)

The nice thing about Hallmark cards at Walmart is how neatly organized the greeting cards are. Birthdays, anniversaries, thank you cards, graduations – each has their own section, which makes shopping so much easier (except for my husband).

I sometimes pay attention to price – Walmart has cards of all price ranges – but, to me, the perfect card is worth whatever the cost may be. Sometimes I’ll even choose a card that has a little something to do with the gift I’m buying. In the case of my mom, her gift this year is a Keurig single-serve coffee maker (she doesn’t read my blog, so the surprise won’t be spoiled). I couldn’t find any cards with a coffee theme, which meant my options were wide open.

And boy, where they ever wiiiiide open. I headed straight for the “Shoebox” section (Hallmark’s funniest cards) and started giggling out loud at the options. I couldn’t decide which of the following three funny Hallmark cards to get for my mom, so I bought all three and I’m leaving it up to YOU to help me decide which one to give her.

Vote in the poll below with which card you think is the best, and leave a comment with your thoughts on the card and your thoughts on greeting card shopping (love it like I do?). The card with the most votes will be the one she gets. As for the other two cards, those will be added to my Hallmark stockpile for use at some point!

View my Google album to see my entire shopping experience!

Card 1

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Card 2

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Card 3

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Which of these 3 Hallmark cards should I give my mom for her birthday?

  • Card 2: Your Favorite One (43%, 21 Votes)
  • Card 3: Bright Side (31%, 15 Votes)
  • Card 1: Control Freak (27%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 49

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  1. Love card #2! Lol

  2. very cute post! I too, find picking out cards as a type of comedic therapy!

  3. What a fun blog! Great idea to buy multiple cards and let others vote. Happy Birthday to your mom and hope she enjoys.

  4. I’m a big Maxine fan. 🙂 She’s my favorite crotchety old lady in the land of greeting cards.

  5. Love card two!!!

  6. I love the card #2, so funny!

  7. I agree, it can be overwhelming! I’ve been letting my toddler pick out the cars lately, so they always have puppies on the front or some sort of vehicle!

  8. That is sweet of you to give one of these cards for your mom. They are cute and I don’t wonder why you find it hard to choose one.

  9. LOL I know JUST the person who would love the ‘and the other one’ card. 🙂

  10. This is by far the funniest article I have seen in a while– the choice is obvious!! CONTROL FREAK! at least that is what I would send MY mom 😉

    • Momma on the Rocks Momma on the Rocks says:

      Ha! Thanks, Sarah! My mom and I are such control freaks, too. Made us butt heads a lot when I was a teen, but now we just laugh about it. 🙂

  11. I like the first one. I always have a hard time shopping for my mom too.

    • Momma on the Rocks Momma on the Rocks says:

      My mom is the most impossible person to shop for. It’s not that she’s picky, it’s that she NEVER gives us ideas.

  12. Cute post, I love spending ages picking the right card, most of the time people remember it more than the gift

  13. My sister and I still give our parents joint cards for special occassions. Gotta say I just LOVE the second card!

  14. Great idea to have everyone vote and help you decide!

  15. I love the 3rd one! I like browsing the cards, but usually the ones I want are expensive. I usually end up splurging anyway. 😉

  16. Those are some funny cards! lol. I love picking out greeting cards. It can take a while though. My hubby would just leave me there and look around the store while I search for the right card! lol

  17. I love the Control freak card! I have never seen that one!

  18. Ah, love these cards.. SO funny! I think I like #3 the best… bold and humorous!

  19. I love greeting cards. I still send them to family and friends.

  20. I love the Card #2, cute and funny.

  21. I love the first card. It is super cute and I think it would be great for just about anyone, especially your mom. 🙂

  22. LMAO These are awesome, I need to get last one for my parents.. These are too awesome..

  23. I love card #2! All of these cards had me LOL though! =)

  24. These are all too funny! Love card #2!

  25. I love buying cards. In fact I love it so much that I am major trouble when I walk into a Hallmark store lol

  26. I enjoy looking through cards also. I really like #1 but they are all good

  27. I love the 3rd card! <3

    Pauchee C.

  28. Those are cute, I would pick the second one.

  29. I am so CARD 1!! My mom would laught!

  30. I like card 2, very funny. They are all cute though!

  31. They’re all funny but I really loved the second one. 🙂

  32. I could really relate to the first one!! They are all cute!!

  33. Great cards! I picked #2. 🙂

  34. love the 2nd one 🙂

  35. Momma on the Rocks Momma on the Rocks says:

    Thanks for all the votes! It seems the second one has a pretty strong lead!

  36. I love all of them, but like the 3rd one best 🙂

  37. definitely card 2! lol

  38. OMGosh I love that 3rd one – hilarious!! I totally LOL’d at that!

  39. I like number one

  40. I voted for “Control Freak” because it made me chuckle out loud! LOL!!

  41. I can see that I’m in the majority with my opinion here. #1 is hilarious!

  42. The control freak one would be PERFECT for my mom, so I vote for that one. 😉

  43. Card number 2 made my day.

  44. The anticipation is killing me, I can’t wait to see which one you will give her!

  45. I voted and it looks like I’m with the majority! 🙂

  46. I like the control freak one, but they are all really funny.

  47. Hahahah. Definitely the control freak one. That’s hilarious!!!

  48. Amy Desrosiers says:

    I think option 3 is super funny! I hope she appreciated the humor if it wins

  49. I love them ALL.. But I think #3 is the funny one.. I would go with that.. can’t wait to see what you decided on giving her.. happy Birthday Mom…:-)

  50. These are all so cute! I would go with number 1!

  51. I can’t decide! I love them all!!

  52. I picked #3 The Bright Side for you. That is totally the one I would have bought. 🙂 Haha!

  53. I LOVE card #2! That was hilarious. Actually all of them are quite funny. Love it!

  54. I like the one in the first photo – with the pizza on it!! Reminds me of home!

  55. Definitely #2!

  56. I absolutely love card #3, and voted for it! I am 48, and would crack up if I received this card, it is perfect, and hysterical! I also love funny cards over sappy ones, though when I do receive the emotion filled cards I take them to heart, I would just prefer to get one that makes me laugh.

  57. I voted on the one that made me literally laugh out loud, that was the control freak one. Still laughing! Love funny cards…

  58. Hilarious cards! 😀 I like #2 best, it’s the one I would give my mom for sure.

  59. Oh definitely the control freak one.

  60. cute cards I love the funny cards the best its easier to find the right one when you can find one for that persons personality…

  61. Definitely card 3! ~lol~

  62. Humorous card have a way of cheering people up! I enjoy the funny ones too.

  63. Can’t wait to see which card you pick for your mom!

  64. I know you already picked the card, but I love #3! That one is funny!


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