I love cards! I love sending them and I really love getting one in the mail. Okay, so you might get excited when you get a lot of Birthday cards on your special day, but what about every other day? I do not like getting bills and junk mail in my mailbox, sometimes my mail isn’t even worth the walk out to the street! But, what lights up my day is a handwritten card from someone I know wishing me well.
I think everyday cards are the key to really showing someone you care. I know we regularly send a card to a loved one for a Birthday, Christmas, Valentines Day and maybe Thanksgiving. What about the other 360 days in the year? We have social media now to ‘stay connected’ but are we really more connected?
Here are three simple steps you can do to show your loved one how much you care.
- Mail a thank you card. Anytime you get a gift of any kind, mail a card. I know stamps are continually going up, but it is worth it to let someone know you are thankful. You are going the extra mile to get a handwritten note to them and they will automatically know you were grateful. We were always talk to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ but a little note sent by mail that arrives a few days later, really proves you were grateful for the gift. Especially, for your upcoming Thanksgiving dinner. If you are headed to someone’s house, try to pop a thank you card in the mail letting them know how kind it was of them to host it!
- Send a get well card. If you hear that someone you love is under the weather – send them a card. Some mild sicknesses like a cold or fever may only last a few days, so I understand it is hard to get it sent that fast. But, I am sure you know someone who is struggling with something medically and a card would lift their spirits. Check your social media posts to see if someone is under the weather or battling a sickness and send them card.
- Send a thinking about you card. A card that says “I am thinking about you” really is my favorite. I know I could “poke” them on Facebook, “favorite” their latest tweet on Twitter, or “heart” their latest selfie on Instagram, but a card means more. It doesn’t have to be long or anything specific. Just tell your best gal pal that you appreciate her friendship, or your Mom that you love her and your glad she puts up with you. Whoever it is, a short note to say hi and that you love them will always cheer up their day.
Cards don’t have to be expensive either. You can buy them by the box, make them yourself or find them at your local dollar store, or any other super center you have near you. If you spend a $1 on the card and whatever the current price of a stamp is, I guarantee that small amount of money you spent will be considered priceless.