Before the pandemic, seeing your friends and family was a normal thing to do. No one hesitated to hang out, share meals, and or attend parties of people they cared about. These days, spending time together is almost always unheard of.
While we have to live with this grim reality for a little bit longer, perhaps current circumstances will cause us to be more thoughtful and deliberate about the messages we send. Even before 2020, birthday greetings and well wishes were often reduced to one-liner text messages or posts on Twitter feeds. Sometimes greetings were so simple, you only mustered enough effort to send a GIF or a stock image.
When you give a gift, it’s the thought that counts. In these dire times, sending greetings can help our loved ones feel our presence even if we have to be apart. Whether you have a special occasion coming up or not, try sending a personalised greeting next time. You can create funny get well soon cards, wish them luck, or simply check up on loved ones you haven’t seen in months.
If you have a special someone that you want to cheer up, here are several reasons it is better to send them a personalised greeting card:
- It goes with a customised message
The best part about a physical greeting card is the message you include in it. You can write anything you want, including inside jokes, shared memories, or heartfelt words that you don’t want anyone else to read. A personalized card can be funny, offensive, and emotional, but it is always unique.
- It will be unexpected
In this digital age, most people’s first instinct is to greet each other over the internet. Imagine your friend’s look of surprise when they see a tangible gift from you in the mail. Small as a greeting card may be, it’s a heartfelt way to surprise a friend or family member and show them you’re thinking about them.
- It’s worth twice the effort
Sending a great greeting card requires time and effort. You not only have to pick out a card design the recipient will love, but also put thought into the message. The mere fact that you went the extra mile beyond tapping out a quick message on your phone is a great way to show someone how much you appreciate them!
- It’s something the recipient can keep
Your friend or family member only sees an online greeting for a few seconds, but a card is something they can keep forever. For important people in your life, you want to give something that will last. Generic cards usually find the bin quite quickly too, but if you personalise your message, then it’s something that the recipient may want to save and look back on years from now.
Posting on your friend’s wall or sending them a message on social media has become this generation’s ubiquitous way of talking to people. In some cases, people find it cold and impersonal to respond to tweets, comments, or even exchange messages online. For this reason, they choose to stop communicating altogether.
While almost nothing can be better than seeing one another in person, there are still some ways you can keep your relationships alive during this time apart. The next time you have a chance, take a little more time to think about a better way to show our love and appreciation for the people in your life, no matter how far.
Want to send a personalised greeting card to send someone your congratulations or to wish them well? Browse our collection of funny cards and pick out the perfect one for your friends and family. Customise your message and make someone laugh or smile today!