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Did you send Christmas Cards this year? I used to always send them but have gradually decreased the number sent until I was no longer sending them at all. My friends and family have all expressed the same. It's kind of a pity actually, because I enjoyed displaying the cards I received during the holiday season.
That got me to thinking though, are there all that many people who send handwritten letters or cards out anymore? Technology makes it so easy to whip up a response and send it automatically that I think the answer is that is no. And what about birthday cards? The answer is probably the same. How can we get back to a more personal touch?
Why not combine technology and the personal letter or card by using a service that will automatically send birthday cards? As a mom of 4 and a grandmother of the same number, I have a lot of special days to remember, including birthdays, so I do like that idea. I like it a lot.
Here are five reasons why I think writing it is important to send out a note or card (whether it be a birthday or any other special event) with a heartfelt message or greeting.
1. Personal touch: Handwritten notes or a card with a well thought out message involve a level of personalization that is difficult to replicate with electronic communication. Taking the time to sit down and physically write out a note (or message that will be send in a card) shows effort and a thoughtfulness that is not present in a simple e-mail or text message.
2. Physical keepsake: A handwritten note or a specific message sent in a card can be kept and re-read multiple times, while an e-mail is easily deleted or lost in a crowded inbox. A physical card or letter can serve as a lasting reminder of the kind gesture of being appreciated, cared about or recognized.
3. Emotional impact: The physical act of writing or creating your own special message can have a deeper emotional impact on both the writer and the recipient. The personal nature of handwriting or designing a special message allows for a deeper connection and can make the message feel more genuine and heartfelt.
4. Formality: In some situations, a handwritten thank you note or physical card may be more appropriate due to the formality of the occasion. For example, either/or may be expected after a formal job interview or after being a guest in someone's home.
5. Tangible expression of gratitude: When we receive something physical, like a handwritten note or a card to put on display, it can feel more tangible and real. It can be a concrete expression of gratitude that can be held and re-read, rather than a fleeting message that is easily forgotten or deleted. In this way, a handwritten note can serve as a reminder of the kind gesture or favor that was done and can help to strengthen a relationship.
Overall, sending a birthday card in the mail, or a letter, can offer a level of personalization and thoughtfulness that can be difficult to produce when using something like e-mail. Yes, it may take a bit more time and effort, but the recipient is likely to appreciate the gesture. It is an easy way to stand out in a world where most people send messages instantly via technology. It is also a nice way to show appreciation, thankfulness or care.
Growing up, my parents and grandma always gave us a card with presents for my sister and I. It’s just like you said, it made the presents more sentimental and personal! And I’ve started doing it myself when I give gifts to family. Thank you so much for spreading the message!ReplyDelete
It's almost old fashioned now to send a birthday card or letter. Glad to see some people still do it.ReplyDelete
I so agree, letters just have that unique emotional impact because you really poured out your thoughts in it. Such a lovely gift :)ReplyDelete
Anything handwritten make me emotional! It is bit hard but best way to wish!ReplyDelete
I agree that a handwritten note is appropriate in some situations such as a thank you note for a wedding gift.ReplyDelete
We always send birthday cards (dig the ones that play music) and always send thank you cards. And yes, all written by hand.ReplyDelete
It's always extra special to receive a handwritten letter/card, but i'm just a guilty for not sending many. I love the keepsake-ability of them as i'm much more liekly to look and read through old letters than I am old emails.ReplyDelete
I agree it is much more meaningful and personal to send a handwritten note!ReplyDelete
I never used to send Christmas cards, but have changed it and now send them to my close relativesReplyDelete
I still get a birthday card in the mail every year from one of my Aunts.ReplyDelete
It's always nice to get a real card in the mail.ReplyDelete
Love this and lobe handwritten letters! There are like obsolete these days but should not be. There is something so special about a letter that you can read time and time again. Love this and thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
I definitely always appreciate a hand written card! They're the best!ReplyDelete
I love sending hand written letters or cards, I think it's a great way to keep connected with the world around us.ReplyDelete
Handwritten Birthday Cards are the best. They feel more connected from the writer to the receiver.ReplyDelete
I have always loved to give as well as receive handwritten personalized greetings. Have treasured almost all of them over the years.ReplyDelete
I love the idea of giving a handwritten letter or note! I never seem to get Christmas cards out in time, which is our issue - just not organised enough.ReplyDelete
Absolutely! Hand written always adds a more personal and authentic feel. It's very easy to send an email, but you know if it's hand written that a lot of thought has gone into it.ReplyDelete
I love sending handwritten things as I know how happy it makes me to receive them and I love the idea that I'd get to make someone else smile like that. Making someone smile is the best feeling xReplyDelete
Handwritten letters are the best to receive, so much more personal!ReplyDelete
Handwritten birthday cards or notes are special because they are almost extinct and provide a nice memory. I save mine.ReplyDelete
This is such a great reminder. There's something about a handwritten note or letter that means so much more since everything we receive is mostly printed or digital. I will try to do this more this year!ReplyDelete
I always love to send and receive handwritten personal cards., Means a lot to me.ReplyDelete
I love handwritten notes since the personal touch makes it more meaningful. Hope more people would continue doing this instead of the computer printed ones. :)ReplyDelete
I like anything that the makers put emotion into the products. A handwritting card or letter always brings to me more feelings.ReplyDelete
Ah yes....letters have a way they feel tangible with our expressions of how we feel. I always love them for that.ReplyDelete
It definitely has a good personal touch. I sent to my partner and she loved it. So, it's nice to send personal cards.ReplyDelete
Yes love this! I always try and send handwritten cards, so much more personalReplyDelete
I only mailed 2 cards this year, and they were New Year's cards since I fell behind and didn't get the Christmas ones sent on time. It is nice to get a handwritten card. Jason still gives them to me occasionally.ReplyDelete
I love how personal and intimate sending a handwritten note is, it is unusual and great.ReplyDelete
I always appreciate them too! It's definitely a nice thing to do for someone!ReplyDelete
I absolutely love whenever I receive a physical card for any occasion. It makes me feel special and like the person actually put some personalization to thinking of what to give me.ReplyDelete
I am not in the habit of sending birthday cards, but I have sent out a few handwritten Christmas cards for the last holiday seasonReplyDelete