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Sending a Greeting Card – Reasons to Extend Your Sentiments

Never underestimate the simple elegance of sending a greeting card. In an age when sending sympathy, well wishes and congratulations have been diluted to social media, it’s mindful to remember that a tangible gesture of sentiment is always impactful.


In a variety of cases, there’s just nothing akin to a good greeting card that can make people feel reassured, cheered, consoled, or even just tickled to hear from you.


It lets them know that regardless of the circumstance or occasion, they’re on your mind.


With all of the myriad products, communications devices, and avenues available to get into contact with your friends and family, there are countless ways for you to express the way you feel to people, even when the situation might be a bit unconventional.


Here’s a quick look at some of the special reasons for sending a greeting card even when you’re away from home.


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Reasons for Sending a Greeting Card

Hang In There Greeting Cards


Millions of people each year get downsized, fired, or laid off…whatever you want to call it. It doesn’t matter how prepared someone might think they are, having something like this happen can and does feel like being punched in the gut.


If someone in your family or one of your friends suddenly finds that they’re jobless, getting greeting cards that express your love and support can be a massive lift to their spirits.


You’re Still On My Mind Greeting Cards


If one of your friends or family members suffers the death of a loved one, it’s typical for them to be surrounded by others offering food, condolences, and all types of assistance.


That being said, it’s also common for that attention to simply fade away rather quickly, even when the person in mourning is still in acute pain.


Depending on the person who’s involved, it might provide them with a tremendous bit of comfort to receive greeting cards from people that are lovingly worded because it’ll let them know that not only do you wish them well, but you also carry loving memories of the deceased.


Happy Unbirthday Greeting Cards


Do you know anyone who just adores birthdays? Why not surprise them in the middle of the year with the fun of an unbirthday card?


Choose one with a colorful design and write a few light-hearted and whimsical sentiments in it to bring a smile to their face. You never know when a small sentiment of that nature is really needed in someone’s life.


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Greeting Cards Cheer People Up


It’s never a bad idea to send someone greeting cards to cheer them up when they failed to achieve something, didn’t win that award, or didn’t get the job they interviewed for.


When this happens, just show them you have confidence in them and tell them why by listing a couple of their more spectacular qualities.


If someone handled a delicate professional or social situation beautifully, send one that lets them know they’re a class act. Congratulate them because of the courtesy, graciousness, and poise they exhibited. 


Other people might not have noticed, but their actions were noticed by you, and they’ll be grateful for someone acknowledging the fact. 


Sending A Greeting Card to Let Them Know They’re in Your Thoughts


This one is especially good for when you’re traveling to let your friends and family know that you’re still thinking of them.


You’ll never know when someone you care for might be feeling discouraged or lonely, so getting a card from you when they’re feeling like this can be quite a cheering thing. 


On the other hand, if they’re feeling just fine, this will simply add to their happy feelings.


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Cards Say You’re More Important


Accidents happen, even large ones. Your clumsy aunt might have tripped and spilled her red wine all over your expensive suit at the latest family destination wedding, for example.


It would be easy to simply tell her it’s alright but she still might worry about it. Why not send her a simple card telling her that regardless of what happens, you love her and that the important thing was that you were able to spend all of that time with her at the wedding?


She’ll be happy and relieved, and this simple gesture can go a long way when it comes to maintaining a great relationship between you.


Greeting Cards Say Congratulations


Greeting cards are a spectacular way to make friends and/or family members happy by calling attention to their most recent achievement, even if that achievement might be rather small.


It might be that one of your friends got a B- in a class where they’ve been making Cs.


They can also be encouraging. If you know someone who’s set a goal of losing 50 pounds and has lost 5 so far, send them a card congratulating them on that progress.


Let the ones you love know that each step they take forward means that they’re making progress and that it’s a positive thing worth celebrating.


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Greeting Cards for Pet Deaths


Yes, there are some out there who might consider this more than a bit silly, but people who love their animals consider their pets to be family members, and that when one passes away, it’s akin to losing a dear friend or relative.


We can treat this with just as much dignity as condolence cards for people, and you never know how much comfort this small gesture can mean to the bereaved person.


Greeting Cards Just Because


This last one might be the very best reason of all for you to send someone a greeting card.


Even when things are going great in someone’s life, it’s never a bad thing when you hear from a friend or family member who simply says something with a positive connotation and wishes you good things.


Why would you send a card of this nature? Why wouldn’t you?


You’ve just read 9 good reasons to send people greeting cards, whether or not you might be traveling when you send them. That being said, there are countless more of them.


Greeting cards are small things that can say so much to someone who really needs to hear it. Who will you be sending a greeting card to next? For more fun tips from my mom’s corner, be sure to subscribe so you never miss a post!

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Christa Thompson

Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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