So once in a while we like to send out a card or two. It’s heart-warming, sincere and sweet- providing you are doing it right. When you are sending a card (especially to those whom you don’t get to see often), it acts as your agent thus it is basically a representative of you. Do it wrong and you will look insincere, thoughtless and stupid (now we don’t want to look stupid do we?). In that case you’d be better off sending a gift without the card.
Here are some tips on greeting cards:
1) Get a real card. If you get insomnia from the guilt of killing a tree, get one that’s made of recycled papers. E-cards are just too common and impersonal. It is hardly as detail as the real thing and it shows you’ve put some effort to actually physically go look around for a card.
2) Do something with it. Don’t just send a card with nothing but the message that came with the card and your signature. Write a personal message or even make a doodle on it shows that you’ve put some thought on it. You may also do something on the envelope, don’t limit yourself to the card. (I personally find putting stickers on envelopes makes the cards more ‘fun.’)
3) Be specific. Don’t just write something general such as “Thank you, you’re a nice person.” Instead, try “Thank you for taking a sincere interest in things that matter to me.”
4) Surprise them. There is no law saying that you can’t send a card unless it’s a holiday or a birthday. Sending an unexpected card for no particular reason can have a better impact. (Like Postcards, “I just thought of you when I’m travelling here)