One Simple Way To Step Up Your Greeting Card Game

Who writes cards anymore? Um, me, I do.

It’s just something about stationery products that drive me crazy. I love cards, journals, pretty pens, stickers, cute little notebooks, basically everything about it.

Every year I try to send each of my friends something throughout the year. The bulk of items usually go out during the holidays.

This year I sent a combination of Kate Spade Holiday cards and Paper Source cards. After I sent them, a few days later I got a text from my best friend saying,

You just made my day Ericka. Thank you very much for taking the time to hand write me a card. The little things mean a lot to me.

Which brings me to my point…one simple way to step up your greeting card game is to:

Personalize it!

That’s really it. Personalize it. There’s nothing like getting a handwritten card or gift from someone you care about (lover, family, friends, etc.).

When choosing cards I always go for high quality cards that are pretty simple and don’t have a lot of writing in them.

The Kate Spade holiday cards purchased this year were my favorite. I really love how pretty they are and each card only has one simple sentence scrawled, which gave me tons of space to write. The Paper Source cards were completely blank so I filled the entire card with words on my mind.

The best way to personalize your card is to add a sincere and heartfelt message. I sat down and took my time to hand write each card. I thought about how the person made me feel and things that I’ve always wanted to say to the individual but never have.

I know sometimes it may seem like you’re lost for words and the greeting card company knows just what to say, but I’ve found it easier to say what I want in my own words. Plus, you’re adding your own flavor to the card and the recipient will know you took time out to express yourself and really care.

If you need help trying to figure out what to write take a sheet of paper and jot down different words that make you think of the person. Think about something they’ve done for you or an experience you’ve shared together or how they make you feel.

After you’ve done that start piecing together sentences. For example it can start as simple as this message to you:

Thank you for supporting my blog these past four years as I’ve jumped from various names and various topics. Thank you for being patient with me as I’ve figured things out in my life and grown. Thank you for not turning your back on me and continuing to visit even when there was no content that captured your eyes. Thank you again for your support “Life of Random” wouldn’t be anything without you! Looking forward to growing with you this upcoming year.

Ericka  🙂

 

 

Photo credit: Me.

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