Canton has card shops, from where one can buy greeting cards. Cards, made of stiff paper, with pictures or reproductions of paintings along with text messages, are a heartfelt gesture to let someone know you're thinking about them. They're also popular for commemorating and wishing people on many different events, such as birthdays, anniversaries, promotions, condolences, and so on. They're relatively inexpensive and quite popular. Card shops in Canton may also carry gifts, wrapping paper, and the like. One can also buy gift cards as presents for people, which is loaded with a certain amount of credit that one can use for shopping.