In a world taken over by computers, technology and social media, it is refreshing to get a greeting card in the mail. Sure it is nice (and important) to be able to send an email or text message in a matter of seconds, but there is still something to be said about the power of a greeting card. I think the personal touch and extra effort is why everyone still appreciates greeting cards.
I send greeting cards often, both on a professional and personal level. At work, during the holiday season, my department sends Gallery Collection Christmas cards to vendors that we’ve worked with throughout the year to express our gratitude and greetings. The response we receive each year is so nice! I also receive cards from vendors and it always feels great to feel remembered and appreciated.
In my personal life, I send greeting cards to family and friends throughout the year, mainly for birthdays and Christmas. I actually love taking the time to pick out the perfect cards and writing a personal message. There are also unfortunate moments where I need to send a sympathy card. I sometimes feel odd sending condolences through a text or Facebook, which is why I still choose to send a card. I’ve also received such great response from the greeting cards I send out… I’ve even had people tell me they look forward to my card each year!
I’m not against newer forms of communication, in fact I love it and use it daily. But this doesn’t mean that you can no longer send greeting cards. Based on my experiences, both professionally and personally, people still appreciate greeting cards. I don’t think I’ll ever stop sending them!