More Reasons to Send a Card
Another great thing about sending out cards–particularly holiday cards which usually only happens once a year–is to stay connected with those that you don’t get to see that often. Perhaps loved ones or extended family that live far away, or that favorite cousin of yours that you haven’t seen in a long time.
Thank you cards are probably the biggest reason why we send out cards. It’s common practice to send a thank you card whenever you receive a gift, but we also like to send them as a token of appreciation for things such as a home-cooked meal, freshly baked cookies, a particularly fun lunch outing, for taking the time to listen, for being a knowledgeable city tour guide during a visit or for house-sitting while being away on a trip. It’s nice to let others know that they are appreciated. It’s also nice to be on the receiving end of thank you notes, so reciprocating that warm feeling is a kind thing to do.
Other reasons to send a thank you card include job interviews, whenever someone does something for you that is helpful for either your personal or professional life, whenever you establish a new professional contact, and for providing your name or services as a referral.
What is also special about sending someone a card is that there are various options to do so. Store-bought cards can be found just about anywhere from grocery stores to drug stores to your neighborhood stationery shop. Whether it’s using a photograph taken during a party to thank the hostess or perhaps incorporating some of the wrapping paper from a gift someone gave you to create a thank you card, a handmade greeting card just takes it one step further to let someone know that you care.
BUT HOW SPECIAL CAN A MERE CARD BE, FOR THAT SPECIAL PERSON OR OCCAISION, WHEN HUNDREDS OR EVEN THOUSAND OF PEOPLE,
HAVE THE EXACT SAME CARD?
“When They’re Worth More Than Just a Greeting Card”?