When was the last time you were happy to receive a big batch of mail? Usually mail means bills, notices or flyers that can easily clutter your mailbox. But what about those greeting cards from loved ones or close friends that occasional pop up? As we were prepping for Valentine’s Day, we realized there was another fun holiday coming up that encourages us to stay in touch—and that’s “National Send a Card to a Friend Day” on February 7. (You can keep in mind that it’s a full week before Valentine’s Day.)
Why not reclaim the neglected tradition of note writing and reconnect with a friend—it could be a thank-you message, a vivid memory of a time you shared together, or even just a “thinking about you” note to celebrate Friend Day with a newer pal. Sending cards is guaranteed to brighten your friend’s day—but you’ll be surprised by the lift it gives you, too.
Here are three great ways to you can try to stay in touch with thoughtful cards.
1. Browse a greeting card selection
If you haven’t looked at greeting cards for a while, you are in for a real treat. That’s because there are so many fun themes and designs available for you to choose from—but the best part is you don’t even have to leave your couch with the exciting options available via technology. You can check out the wide range of Greeting & Note Cards to celebrate this day to send a card with one that reflects the personality of you and the recipient.
Or, you can customize a photo greeting card with a special memory—maybe use a wacky snap taken long ago to really bring a smile to their face—or even the photo of a place that reminds you of them. If you have a few extra moments, you’ll really make their day by penning a short note on stationery design paper to include on this day to send greetings. We never regret saying those things that are on our mind so it’s worth going the extra mile to stay in touch this fun holiday.
2. Keep it businesslike
Yes, it’s called “National Send a Card to a Friend Day,” but you can feel free to shorten it to “National Send a Card Day.” That’s because it’s a great excuse to send a note to all those colleagues, business partners and customers you may have wanted to acknowledge. There’s nothing like putting a “day to send” on the calendar to make sure it gets done. Whether you focus on your VIPs or your newest customers, this fun holiday is a good reason to set aside time to stay in touch and tell them you value them.
3. Get crafty and creative
Sometimes you just have to step away from the computer. Getting out old-fashioned “art supplies,” like colorful pens, pencils and markers will take you back to your school days when every day was Friend Day. And there’s nothing like some fun stickers to add pop and creativity to sending a card—we suggest you try to get an extra pack to add to your greeting. Who wouldn’t smile receiving stickers in the mail?
“National Send a Card to a Friend Day” is truly one of those occasions where it’s the thought that counts so try to take the time to stay in touch by sending cards.
Need more design inspo? You can check out Office Depot’s printing services to order customized stationery, invitations, labels and so much more so you are prepared to dash off a note whenever the mood strikes and make any day “Send a Card Day.”
About the Author
Cathie Ericson is a freelance writer covering business and consumer topics. She creates branded content for Fortune 500 companies, and her work has appeared in LearnVest, Costco Magazine, Forbes, TheGlassHammer.com and IDEA Fitness. Follow her @cathieericson.
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