Updated: Jan 17, 2021
Birthdays, Anniversaries, Sympathy, Get Well Soon ...whatever the reason a greetings card through the door gives a smile to your friends and family and lets them know you care.
Who writes letters anymore? You need to write to your friends once in a while. That letter could be something your friend holds on to for years, re-reading it whenever they feel down or miss you. Letters that tell a friend you're thinking of them and can turn around a bad day. Handwritten cards and letters can nurture a friendship in lasting ways.
It's Rare to Receive a Handwritten Letter Today
The way we "talk" today is fast and often impersonal. We might send a text to someone to say happy birthday rather than write them a card. We might tell them we're thinking about them through an email that will get put in an electronic trash can and never looked at again.
But a handwritten card is something different. If you really want to show your friend or loved one you're thinking of them, take the time to write out a note by hand. This will get your friend's attention from the minute they see the envelope interspersed among the pile of bills they receive on their doormat until the time they open it and display it on the kitchen window sill. It's not easy to toss a handwritten letter. There is something about it that makes you want to hang on to it.
Individual Details Make Letters Special
Even writing something as simple as "I'm thinking of you" can help make your friend's day. But if you really want to show them they are special to you, choose your words carefully. Make the details of the letter or note personal. One way to do that is to mention things like:
Private jokes you share.
Qualities about your friend that are unique to them.
Ways that they have helped you in the past.
Special memories you have.
Words of encouragement that they have shared with you.
Days of importance in your friendship.
A compliment given in a letter is something that will be doubly felt. Your friend will see it in your own pen and it will have more meaning because of the time and effort it took to write it out.
Save Your Note for a Special Occasion
Wait until your friend needs some extra TLC or has an exciting life change before you send a note. Thank you notes are another great way to let a friend know you appreciate them.
Sometimes you'll experience an event unrelated to your friendship which will prompt you to feel especially grateful. This is a good time to get out your pen and paper and jot down a note letting your friend know that their relationship means a lot to you.
No matter the reason for sending the card, your friend will probably hold on to it and pull it out during times when they need to feel some extra care. Maybe they'll be feeling low one day and will go back to the card you sent in order to lift their spirits. You never know how some heartfelt words penned by hand will continue to nurture your friendship years down the line.
Greetings Cards and Stationery Sets
You will find greetings cards for any occasion from my website. All cards are blank inside so suitable for any occasion - why not stock up and always have a stash of cards to hand!
For January 2021 only I am offering a special offer to subscribers : Buy 2 greetings cards and get a third for FREE using code CARD2021 at checkout.
I also stock Stationery Sets which include beautiful note paper, letterheads and stickers - perfect for gifts or as a treat for yourself!