Bodie Island tends to cause a lot of confusion, for both the pronunciation of its name as well as its precise location. This small strip of the Outer Banks doesn't get a lot of attention, and most North Carolina visitors simply pass through the area on their way to or from the Hatteras and Ocracoke Island resort towns, or make a quick stop for an up-close-and-personal view of the Bodie Island Lighthouse.
Once a small card shop at the Outer Banks Mall, in 2012 Hallmark moved two stores to the south and more than tripled in size. Now 3,400-square feet, the store offers a lot more than greeting cards. Of course, there’s a large selection of cards, Hallmark’s calling card, so to speak. In fact, the selection of the high quality cards this company is known for is better than ever. But there are also gift books and kids’ story books, toys, puzzles --- including one that features our own Jockey’s Ridge --- wrapping paper and bows, picture frames, decorative plaques, candles and stationary. Outer Banks memorabilia and calendars can also be found here. If you’re looking for baby or wedding gifts, you’ll find lots to choose from at this store. Personalized imprinting and invitations are also available to order.