With area’s Hallmark stores closed, local shops look to fill void

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Ganache Chocolatier sells a large selection of gift cards. (Photo by Heather Lusk)

Ganache Chocolatier sells a large selection of gift cards. (Photo by Heather Lusk)

By Heather Lusk

This summer two Hallmark stores in the area closed their doors, leaving a void for many consumers who relied upon these shops for greeting cards, wrapping paper and novelties.

The two local Wooden Key Hallmarks, in Boone Village and on Michigan Road, were among 22 other stores that closed in Illinois and Indiana under the same franchise owner. With the holiday season in full swing, Zionsville residents may wonder how to fill the void of holiday cards and decorations.

Beyond mass retailers like CVS and Marsh, many small businesses in the Village offer unique and homemade options.

Ganache, known for its handmade truffles, also has the largest selection of greeting cards in the Village. The Pine Street shop has seven towers of cards ranging from birthday and get well to friendship and anniversary. They have a selection of individual cards for upcoming holidays and packs of Christmas cards as well as placemats and napkins.

Delaney’s Shoppe on Main Street has an entire room devoted to the holidays. While their cards are general versus holiday specific, they have a wide selection of ornaments and holiday decorations.

Paper plates and napkins are available at Butler’s Pantry on Main Street as well as candles, other holiday decorations and general greeting cards handmade by a Zionsville artist. Next door at Art IN Hand, unique handmade packs of holiday and individual cards are sold.

Both Black Dog Books and fivethirty resale also have a small selection of greeting cards. Fivethirty resale also sells a small collection of vintage wrapping papers.

And for those looking to have their gift wrapped, Earth Explorer Toys on Pine Street provides that service with every purchase along with a selection of small gift cards at the register that can be attached to wrapped gifts.


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