National Send a Card to a Friend Day on February 7th is a wonderful way to honour your loved ones and reminds us to send friendly cheer through the mail, letting them know that you care.
We are big fans of this day at Dom and Geri and know how special it is to send a card to friends and family – so much so, we built a business around it! It may seem like a simple gesture, but as we are usually connected and communicate electronically these days, physical mail that isn’t junk mail or bills has because something of a rarity. Remembering the last time you received a card in the post always makes you smile, doesn’t it?
Sending a card to someone for a variety of reasons dates back to ancient times. The Chinese would send elegantly designed messages as well as the Egyptians, though on different types of paper. During the Renaissance, greeting cards gained popularity for specific holidays and events. Victorian times increased the use of the greeting card for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Birthdays, and more.
Whichever way you choose, set aside a few minutes to write a note in a card and send one to make a friend’s day! Use #SendACardToAFriendDay to post on social media.
The Benefits of Sending a Card
Did you know that people with more friends often live longer?
Key findings from the Harvard Study of Adult Development show people who have more strong personal friendships tend to be happier, therefore, live longer and have better overall health.
So, for your own sake, start sending out cards to as many people that you know – maybe some you don’t and, make new ones to send a card to them, too!
Too busy to send your cards? Why not let Dom and Geri send them for you? At check-out you can choose to send cards in any quantity and to multiple addresses. You are able to personalise the front and the inside of the card, so you can remind them of how special and important they are to you, quickly and easily, regardless of distance.
How to Write a Personal Message
You know why you love your friends so much, but sometimes finding the right words to let them know just how special they are is hard to do. Don’t worry, you don’t have to write poetry (unless you want to), it’s often better to just write something that means something to only you. It could be a simple expression of friendship, or even a gift.
To help you out we have some prewritten verses when you personalise the inside of your card or maybe you could use some of the ones below:
- I’m grateful for you because…
- I'm so lucky to have a friends like you.
- I'm glad we're friends for so many reasons. Just to name one...
- It means so much to know you're on my side.
- Thank you for all the times you've been there for me - like the time when...
- Thanks for putting up with me.
- Your friendship means so much to me.
Why not share a friendship quote by exploring your favourite books, find a song lyric with some friendly words that have special meaning for your friend? Below are some examples. Also, check out another list of friendship quotes.
"True friends are like diamonds—bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style." – Nicole Richie
"I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen." – Winnie the Pooh
"I get by with a little help from my friends." – The Beatles
With Dom and Geri, you can make the extra effort and customise your own card from start to finish, with a sweet personalised note, or why not upload your favourite photo of you and your bestie too, and remind them of good times that you’ve spent together in the past?
Celebrate the Big and Small
As we get older, we hit milestones. These could be a special birthday, a job promotion, you may buy your first house, or you may be celebrating a wedding anniversary. Chances are that our friends are celebrating these too. Fortunately, there are a number of great designs available on our website to help you. Dom and Geri can help you create the perfect card for almost any occasion.
So, to conclude. Friendship is an important part of our lives that shouldn’t be taken for granted. This day is a fun way to celebrate your most important friendships and remind those friends that they’re on your mind. Even though a friendship card might seem like a small gesture, it can have a big impact on your relationship.