If you ever enter sweepstakes by the mail you may have wondered what the difference is between a paper and a card. To be very clear, a paper is not a card and a card is not a paper.
A paper would be literally be a piece of paper that you put in your printer. An card is thicker. Usually an index card is fine to use. If you are required to use a specific size like 3-1/2″ x 5″ then you will have to cut those out of regular printer paper or buy card stock and cut specific card sizes because stores don’t sell this unique size.
For regular 3″ x 5″ papers or cards, I buy packs of 3″ x 5″ papers and blank index cards at Staples. I buy the 500 count box to make them cheaper. I make sure to buy the index cards without lines. You don’t know if they want lines or not so it is better to be “safe than sorry”. And, the index cards without lines are the same price as the ones with lines. I never buy them with color either. Plain white is your safest bet.
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