Have you ever received a greeting card in the mail and felt an instant surge of joy? It's like a warm hug from a friend, a little piece of happiness that brightens your day. In a world dominated by digital communication, taking the time to send a physical card can make all the difference. Let's dive into the wonderful world of greeting cards and celebrate Thinking of You Week!
What is Thinking of You Week?
Thinking of You Week is an international weeklong celebration of the magic of sending greeting cards. It's is the perfect time to encourage people to send handwritten notes just to tell someone they are thinking of them.
Sponsored by the Greeting Card Association, Thinking of You Week takes place every year in September. And with support of the U.S. Postal Service, half a million households see the Thinking of You postmark on first-class mail each September.
Why Send Greeting Cards?
Sure, you could send a quick text or an email, but where's the fun in that? Greeting cards are like little works of art that can brighten someone's day. Studies show that receiving a handwritten greeting card has a bigger emotional impact than a text or email. Plus, receiving a physical card in the mail is a delightful surprise in our digital age.
Participate in the 7 day Thinking of You Week challenge
Take the 7 day challenge and send a greeting card every day of the week from September 18th to 24th 2023!
Who to send cards to?
Seven people sounds like A LOT of people! To prepare for Thinking of You Week start by making a list of people who you'd like to send a card. It's a easier than it seems!
Here is a list of ideas for 7 people you can send cards to:
- That one aunt you've been meaning to text back
- A sibling
- Your dad
- Your bestie
- The one you text back a month later
- The one you haven't talked to in awhile
- Bob from accounting
- Your work bestie
- Your boss!
- A community member
- Your 4th grade teacher
- Your high school art teacher
- Your mail-person
- A mentor
- Veterans at your local VA "Veterans Affairs" Hospital
- A senior neighbor
- The one that yells at your to get off his lawn
- The one who watches over your house when you're away
- Residents of a local care home
- An emergency medical worker
- That overnight nurse who took care of you in the emergency room that one time.
- The fire fighter who saved a cat from that tall tree. (Your local fire station)
- Someone you talk to all the time
- Your grandma
- Your mom
- Just someone you’ve been thinking of
- Your best friend from 8th grade art class
- An old co-worker
Choosing the Perfect Card
When it comes to choosing a greeting card, the options are endless. From funny and quirky to heartfelt and sentimental, there's a card for every occasion and every personality. Friendship and just because cards are perfect for Thinking of You week.
Here are a few of my favorite Just Because cards:
We've put together a special Thinking of You Week card bundle complete with 7 cards for every day of the week plus 3 coordinating pen colors to add a small doodle or a personalized touch.
Writing a Memorable Message
Now comes the fun part: writing your message! Wordplay, puns, and inside jokes are a fun way to make your message unique. Don't be afraid to get a little cheesy or sentimental. After all, it's the thought that counts. If you're stuck on what to write, a simple "Thinking of you!" will do just fine.
Here is a list of ideas for what to write in your Thinking of You card:
- Sending you warm thoughts and good vibes.
- Thinking of you and hoping this card brings a smile to your day.
- Grateful for our friendship and sending warm wishes your way.
- Sending you a mail hug!
- Thinking of you today.
- Remember when we [insert memory]? Those moments always bring a smile to my face, just like you do.
- No special occasion needed to brighten your day. Sending you a little happiness, just because!
- Hope this brings a smile to your face.
- Friendship doesn't need a reason to be celebrated. Grateful for you, just because.
- Here's a smile for you, just because.
Spread the Love
Remember, in a world that can sometimes feel overwhelming, a simple greeting card can make a big difference. So, let's embrace the art of sending cards and celebrate Thinking of You Week!