Interesting reaction on Twitter to the 1p personalised photocards that were in this week’s MoneySaving Email. It seems some dads weren’t happy about the idea their offspring would only spend a penny (so to speak).
Now it’s worth noting that when writing the weekly email saving space is crucial, so I just wrote ‘1p Dad’s Day card’ – without a description, but here are some of the responses I had on Twitter.
@MartinSLewis 1p dad’s day card? Heck, we’re worth more than that!!
@MartinSLewis It’s the thought that counts
@MartinSLewis I would disown my kids if they bought me a 1p card
Even though these are mostly humorous and flippant, I thought this rather interesting. If I’m reading the comments right, it basically indicates people believe that what’s important is that enough money is spent on the card.
I suspect most people were imagining some shoddy, edge ripped, low quality card (as opposed to a high tech photo personalised one) – but even so, would that be such a bad thing?
Afterall it’s just a card with a picture on, isn’t what’s important the fact someone took the time and effort to send you one – rather than how much money they let slip from their pocket?