Thursday, October 22, 2015

Day 2198 - Sending a greeting the old fashioned way #sendacardtoday

When was the last time you sent a greeting card?


I'm not talking about an E-Card or an e-mail or a Facebook meme, but a real fair dinkum cardboard card that arrived in somebody's letter box?



Today I got a card in the mail.

Not because it's my birthday or because Christmas is just around the corner, but an actual friendship card that was sent simply to say "I'm thinking of you", "you mean the world to me", "I can't wait to see you again soon", "thanks for being my friend".

In a very platonic way, it sent my heart aflutter.

It was from my Bestie in the USA.  It was a card that simply said "I am so lucky to have a friend like you ... I mean, you just get it - you just get me."

It went on of course (there's a whole blurb inside). But the basic premise of the card was about valuing friendship.

The card made me feel happy.

It wasn't sent because we're going through a rough time, or because of illness, or to say sorry, or because of anything other than the fact that we are friends.

It was a declaration and a reminder of our friendship.

My bestie is good like that.


This card sits on my desk so I can see it every single day.
Whenever I see a tree alone on a hill I think of this card and I think of my bestie.
(this card is part of American Greetings Taylor Swift collection.) 

She's sent me cards before.

Me ... I've done it occasionally, but I'm not so good at it.  Actually, I kind of suck at it.

It just doesn't occur to me to do it.

I want to change that.  I know how this card made me feel and I think it is an amazing positive energy activator.  It's worth the money. It's worth the time. It's worth the thought.

So today I send you a challenge.

I challenge you all to browse the greeting card section of your local newsagent, gift shop or supermarket and find something that reminds you of someone special and send it.

For no reason than "just because".

Who's with me?

Thanks so much Cathy. I am so lucky to have a friend like you ... I mean, you just get it - you just get me.

#sendacardtoday

20 comments :

  1. Your welcome my friend! One of my favorite things to do is browse the card aisle at a store....Love to just LOL as I read the cards.. (totally embarrass my kids, especially the young one)...It does feel great to get something in the mail that isn't a bill! Glad I made your day and glad I could help your blog post. We will have to browse the card aisle together at Xmas time!

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  2. Sounds like a great idea! I will look for one to send my Nana today! She's 83 and I'm sure she would appreciate a surprise card from her grandaughter :)

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    1. That's a great idea! I should send one to my Nanna too. Good thinking Haidee

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  3. I'm pretty old skool I love sending cards and letters via snail mail. I sent a "thinking of you" card this week, for me, there's as much joy in sending as there is in receiving. I think sending just because cards never goes out of style!

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    1. Feels good for the sender and good for the receiver. Such a great positive energy activator for sure.

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  4. I used to be good at writing letters and sending cards...I seem to have fallen in a heap at all post of late...I will try to start up again....

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    1. I guess I'm a bit the same. It's too easy to stick with electronic stuff because it's quicker, instant and (in most cases) free!

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  5. I use moonpig for this- so easy and convenient!

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    1. But is that the same as really writing a letter and posting it in the mail? ;)

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    2. I will need to scope out Moonpig. I have no idea what that is ... but I'm onto it!

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  6. I am so with you! I have been meaning to do this for a while but just can't seem to get around to it, but I am going to take you up on your challenge!

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  7. I have had so many sad things happen around me lately that this has just made me cry. Thanks for sharing a beautiful story.

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    1. Awww! I didn't mean to make you cry Natalie. Hope you get some smiles in your world soon. x x x

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  8. I sent a card yesterday, and have 3 more on my desk ready to go. All handmade, and all to thank the lovely people who have donated to my Frocktober fundraising. It's my little way of saying how much I appreciate their support x

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    1. That's beautiful Janet. I have a friend that makes me a birthday card every year. It's so special because it's not just the thought, but it's the time and effort that goes into each card. It doubles the impact.

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  9. Great challenge! I buy beautiful cards in the hope to send them but life gets in the way and they sit in my desk drawer! Will send a card this week! Thank you for the motivation. I love when I get a thank you card of some sort in the mail and I'm sure others feel the same. X

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  10. Cute idea. I like it. I might even do it :) Mind you I hate getting snail mail because I've just spent my children's inheritance on new lawn and the mailman keeps riding over it on his motorcycle. Oh well.

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  11. That would have to be way back at christmas. :/

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