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Why Sending a Card Is Still Important

The hand-written note. It seems like a lost concept in today’s technological world as email, social media, and texting dominate how we interact with each other. There are so many reasons why people don’t bother to write a note and send it in the mail anymore. Reasons such as they are too busy, it’s takes too much time, it’s a hassle, and it’s too slow.

Convenience has overtaken many aspects of our lives. Patience is limited as most of us want instant gratification, even doing the simple things, as we try to cram as much as we can into our daily schedules. Isn’t this a shame though? Everyone is always in “hyper drive” that they can’t slow down and write a thoughtful message to someone they love and care about, maybe even someone they haven’t seen in 5, 10, or even 20 years to bring an unexpected smile to them?

We all expect to get cards in the mail, but only around holidays or our birthday. But, when’s the last time you got a card from someone completely “out of the blue”, totally unexpected in the mail? Think about what happens when you sift through the mail every day. Bills, bills, bills, maybe an advertisement, and one more bill to close out the day. Wouldn’t it be nice to open an envelope and pull out a card, and inside was a note from a friend or family member asking how you are doing, or that you should get together for coffee or breakfast again?

Writing a note and sending a card shows that you truly care and value someone. Yes, it may take some time to write the note. Yes, it may take a few days for that card to get to the recipient. But, what’s the rush? When someone opens that card, you are going to bring so much joy and an unexpected surprise that can change their entire mood. They certainly won’t forget it!

Texting and emailing is great. Don’t get me wrong. But, when’s the last time you displayed a text message in your home or office?

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