The weird but thoughtful item Taylor Swift always keeps in her purse

Taylor swiftMike Coppola/Getty ImagesYou go, Taylor Swift.

If you run into Taylor Swift and mention it’s your birthday, she may whip out a surprise gift for you right on the spot.

Swift tells Vanity Fair she always keeps birthday cards in her purse, because it feels good to give someone a card minutes after you know you’re supposed to be celebrating them.

“I have a lot of birthday cards because you never know when you’re going to run into somebody and it’s their birthday and it’s just like, oh wow, you gave them a birthday card five minutes later,” the singer says.

Taylor Swift is known for surprising her fans and friends in big ways. She once gifted a fan nearly $US2,000 to help her pay off student loans. She surprised another fan by showing up to her bridal shower. And for her high school best friend’s birthday, Swift lined up a private performance from her favourite singer, Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba.

As far as Swift is concerned, birthday cards are just the start of the gifts she wants to give away. Swift tells Vanity Fair she wants to be accomplished and influential, while also being known for making people happy like Oprah does and being charitable, like Angelina Jolie.

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