It may seem like Valentine’s Day is a long way off, but it’s actually not — it’s less than a month away. I just spotted some pretty amazing cards in the Hallmark section of my local Walgreens — each one contains a 45 rpm record!
Well, this vinyl lover was elated! Walgreens has three different Valentine’s Day cards featuring 45s: Bruno Mars, INXS, and Aretha Franklin.
This kind of vinyl nostalgia doesn’t come cheap — each 45 card will set you back a cool $12.99. (If it’s been ages since you bought a 45, in 2018 you could expect to pay about $5 for a 45 of INXS’s “Need You Tonight” when it’s not enclosed in a Hallmark card.)
Still, as someone who owns more turntables than CD players, this kind of marketing appeals to me immensely. Though, I have to ask… especially for a Valentine’s Day promotion, isn’t it a terrible oversight that no KISS songs were offered? :)