78 Reasons To Send Greeting Cards
9th June 2021
Human connection is important, but particularly so when we have been restricted from being with, hugging and kissing, and shaking hands with friends and loved ones due to Covid.
Since the start of the pandemic, I've been inspired and warmed by people's creativity, warmth and thoughtfulness to look out for everyone in their communities. Video calling has become so popular now, it's hard to think back to before this technology. However, it doesn't reach everyone.
I send cards to a lady in the UK in her 80s. She's been a part of my life since I was just 7 years old and is important to me. She doesn't have Internet in her home, so video calling and emails don't work for her. Phone calls are great, but they end with the conversation. Sending cards helps to bridge the gap in this situation because it's a physical thing that she can touch, hold, admire it on display, and re-read whenever she wants to. It's a reminder each time she see it, that I'm thinking about her and that she is loved.
There are lots of reasons to send greeting cards. Some really obvious, such as holidays and celebrations, and others which might not be so obvious, but would be really beneficial, and show the recipient your extra care and thoughtfulness. So, below is a list of the most popular reasons for sending greeting cards.
Have a look through and get inspired. If I've missed some, which are important to you, please let me know in the comments at the end.
Send greeting cards for holidays
Chinese New Year
St Patrick's Day
Eid Al Fitr
Eid Al Adha
4th of July, Independence Day
Send greeting cards for occasions
Christening / Baby naming
Wedding Anniversaries (1st, 10, 20th, 25th, 30,, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th)
Get Well Soon
Graduation (nowadays population for nursery, kindergarten, school, college & university)
Congratulations - Passing Exams
Congratulations - Passing Driving Test
Congratulations - Coming Of Age (18, 21)
Teacher Appreciation (thank you teacher)
Leaving & Bon voyage
Moving / New Home
New Job, Promotion
Modern Reasons For Sending Cards
Back To School
Encouragement (Spiritual, Studying, Relationship, Getting Fit, Religious, Losing Weight, Saving Money)
Loss Of A Pet
Getting / Losing First Tooth
Send greeting card sentiments
(not already mentioned above)
Just to say...
Thinking Of You
Show you care - send a greeting card
I hope the above has given you some ideas for sending greeting cards. Sending a card is a quick and inexpensive way to connect with someone. Do It.
At Gateway Art Sales we have a beautiful selection of greeting cards to get you started. Featuring designs from some of our artworks, you are not only being thoughtful sending a card, you are sharing some art too.
Our cards are blank inside, giving you plenty of space to write a personal message. It also means they can be used for lots of difference reasons.
Don't wait for a holiday or special occasion. Send a greeting card today.
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Written by Jenny Hunt
Founding Partner & CEO, Gateway Art Sales LLC & FORBES' Top 100 Most Influential Women In The Middle East