I am going to let you in on one of my very best New York City tips. It's a good one. Are you ready? The most perfect place to pick up the most perfect greeting cards is at McNally Jackson Books in Nolita. Besides being a top notch independent bookstore, they are a cafe and have the most premiere selection of cards I've come across.
It's beautiful in there, isn't it? They get the best light midday and the store glows from the inside out brightly once the sun goes down. I love it so much.
Those women, they know my secret. Whoever selects the cards for the store must be a soulmate of mine. You'll find Rifle Paper Co, witty letterpress, NYC themed, and quirky cards that are an incredible match for your dear quirky recipient. The selection changes often so I make it a point to stop in every chance I can.
If you've seen the movie Purple Violets (which is beautifully shot all over NYC) this is the bookstore featured in it. And the bookstore featured in my dreams. Pay it a visit soon and pick up a perfect card.