APRIL 2020 | ISSUE NO. 2
Inspiration for celebrating life's moments by
GRACE OF DESIGN
Why You Should be Sending Greeting
Cards During The Quarantine
COVID-19 has completely changed our routines and it’s more than likely that you have been separated from your loved ones for an extended period. The sad truth is that we do not know when this will end, so we need to find creative ways to keep in touch with our family, friends, and those who mean most to us. We may be far away or isolated from those who are at higher risk and for good reason. However, this means that those who are isolated because they are high-risk are even more isolated because they cannot be visited. Reviving the lost art of writing greeting cards could be a great way to bring some joy into their lives during this difficult time. Greeting cards have been around for hundreds of years and are popular across the globe. While new media like text messages and emails have started to replace the art form, greeting cards remain one of the most thoughtful things you can send someone. What better time than now to start sending thoughtful messages?
- It’s Unique – Greeting cards are a great way to stand out among a sea of text messages and emails. The average household only receives one personal letter every 7 weeks, so a greeting card would be a welcomed surprise. It’s the perfect way to capture anyone’s attention and not to mention there are an array of different greeting card designs you can choose from.
- It May Relieve Stress – Due to COVID-19, many people have been stressed out as a result of health and financial uncertainty. If you are one of those people putting together a greeting card can help alleviate some of the stress you’ve been feeling. Regardless of if you’re good at it or not, just 45 minutes of creativity helps reduce stress.
- It Shows You Care – A simple gesture such as a greeting card can go a long way when compared to other forms of communication. An email or text takes only a couple minutes to write and the typical response is only a few short words. Typing a few hundred words doesn’t require much effort and it shows. However, sending a greeting card requires a few steps. You’ll need to pick the perfect design, maybe add a personal picture, write a message, address it, etc. These extra steps show that you put in time and energy and it will mean a lot to someone you care about.
- They last Forever – Unlike a fleeting email or text message that may be erased unexpectedly due to a computer crash or phone glitch, a greeting card is something tangible that you can keep for a lifetime.
When it comes to choosing the perfect greeting card there are a few things you may want to consider such as the recipient's favorite color, their favorite patterns, their likes, and dislikes, etc. Greeting cards are the perfect way to show your friends and family that you support them, so if you’re ready to send the perfect greeting cards, start here!