Why Should we Write A Happy Birthday Card? Really, does it matter anymore?
Seriously, we can text it out, or wish it to them on social media, isn’t that the same?
And if we send a card, then do we have to send a gift card, cash or a gift?
Because that adds up and what if we don’t have the extra budget for that?
Besides that, cards are so expensive now-days in the specialty shops, how can we afford them?
I have answers for all of these issues and more, as I explain why we SHOULD write Happy Birthday Cards and send them out.
First Issue Solved – WHY WRITE A BIRTHDAY CARD?
If you read my post on writing a Thank You Card, you read about my sister-in-law Ruthann and what a rock star she is about those. Well, this is another one of her many strong talents.
She sends a card to every sister, brother, in-law, niece, nephew…I don’t believe she misses a relative and as a family we have talked many times about how much that means to us. My grand kids know that she and her husband Brad care about them. They know that they can go to them and talk. Now, as they get older, that means the world, because we may not be here, or possibly they will open up to one of them about a situation that might come up while they are talking together at a family event. It’s so important to build family relationships and bonds in anyway possible. And a simple card, like Ruthann does, truly builds bridges that spans generations, any age and is an honorable legacy to set.
There are other reasons to write a card, including:
Second Issue Solved – HOW DO I KNOW WHEN BIRTHDAYS ARE AND HOW DO I KEEP TRACK OF THEM?
I have a free chart made specially for YOU that is editable/fill-in so you can write in the names and birthdays of your family and friends along with anniversaries if you’d like. Now you won’t have to miss one!
1- click HERE to download the free file that is EDITABLE /FILL-IN, there is also a version to download the file if you prefer to WRITE in it and not have it editable
*The link will take you to WooCommerce, which is a FREE option
After you fill it in, which will take maybe a minute or two to gather the information, you will have it for years to come.
Third Issue Solved – WHERE DO I GET A NICE CARD THAT’S AFFORDABLE
This is easy-peasy!
Fourth Issue Solved – ARE THERE OPTIONS FOR EXPENSIVE GIFT CARDS OR CASH IF I WANT TO SEND SOMETHING WITH THE CARD?
I’ve thought long and hard about this one for you because I wanted to make sure the ‘gift’ was:
1- very affordable
2- useful or would be wanted
3- would go through the mail
Here are some ideas I came up with for men, women, teens and children; just send what THEY would like and use your imagination:)
For older kids and TEEN BOYS especially, here are TWO great ideas:
For older teens and adults
As you start brainstorming, you will come up with some great ideas yourself, and please share them with us!
Fifth Issue Solved – WHAT DO I WRITE IN A BIRTHDAY CARD
1- Make it personal, think of whom you are writing to.
2- Are you going to be cute, funny or sincere in your message?
3- End with a quote if you’d like such as these (from https://www.americangreetings.com)
4- End with your choice of closing, here are some ideas (from https://ideas.hallmark.com)
5- SEND THE CARD!!!
I hope you will start, or keep on sending those BIRTHDAY and ANNIVERSARY cards because it is one of the most simple, yet gracious and connecting acts we can do.
FREE DOWNLOAD CARDS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY – ENJOY!
Click HERE for all of these: Children’s Color-In Birthday Card, 2 Birthday Cards, 2 Anniversary Cards and a Birthday Card for a child
Here are a few sites with more ideas of what to write in your card:
Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2018
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