It’s so easy to text or to call the people we care about, and we should do this often. We need to connect with our friends and family. Even wishing them ‘Happy Birthday’ or tagging them on Facebook is a way to connect.
But sending and receiving a card in the mail is special.
A card is physical, tangible. A connection is made because both sender and recipient touch the card.
And the card can be kept and reread. It can be displayed and looked at. It can be treasured for years. (I talk about the letters that my gramma Min wrote in this post. She also sent greeting cards)
The message that you send with the card is more than what you have written in it.
The message is ‘I care about you. I am thinking about you.’ It shows that you have spent time selecting the card, writing in it, then sending it.
There are so many reasons to send a card.
The lists below are not all-inclusive. I’ve purposefully left out religious occasions because I don’t want to offend anyone by not including occasions observed by their religion.
New Baby / Adoption
Thinking of You
I'm certain I've missed several occasions.
Please tell me in the comments section following this post, the celebrations, holidays, and occasions that you send cards for.