Create Online, Send Postal
One of the most fun activities to do is making birthday cards online. With the amount of pictures on the internet and the level of technology and editing programs available, your card design is only limited by your imagination.
An additional benefit to making a card online is being able to utilize technology for sending cards quickly. In the time it would take you to hop in your car and drive to the card store, you can create a birthday card online that will WOW the recipient! By being a birthday card maker you are able to have a bigger impact on the recipient, rather than using a “canned” card. No one knows the person you are sending to, the way that you do Send birthday card!
Sending an e-card is a step up from sending a text to the phone or Facebook shout out. How memorable is an e-card? No one looks forward to checking their email account to see all of the e-cards they may have received.
Now compare that to how often we crave positive mail through the postal mail. In a world of bills and junk mail, a birthday card stands out like a refreshing drink on a hot day.
A birthday card example is one I created for my son’s 4th birthday. It had Superhero Squad on the front, with Happy Birthday ‘First Name’ on it. On the inside it had Mario & Luigi wishing him a super birthday and on the other side it had pictures of the family. He loves to look at the card for the past few weeks now. Its neat to see how he cherishes the card and asks about the characters on the front. People cherish cards that focus on what their interests are. So when you are engaged in card making projects, think about what excites the recipient. Is is a movie star, a sports team, a musician?
My brother sent me a card with a picture of me on the front. The picture was from like 5th grade. I will probably always keep the card cause I don’t have old pictures of myself around. My parents have most of my old pictures.
Making birthday cards is a lot more personal than purchasing pre-made cards. It shows thoughtfulness that you would take the time out to make the card and mail it to the person. In addition it shows that you want to give to that person and make them feel special. It allows you to give to others and fill a portion of your heart that you were created for. To give to others. You don’t have to be an expert birthday card maker to make a great impression.
Broaden Your Relationships
When was the last time you got a birthday card in the mail from someone other than a family member? There are many levels of relationships to send birthday cards. From parents, to grandparents to grandkids. Friend on one side of the country to the neighbor next door. Even businesses try to connect on your birthday. They usually do a poor job of it cause they are looking to advertise at the same time as wish you a happy birthday. Of course businesses never “make” birthday cards.
Don’t be afraid to ask people you know or even people you just meet when their birthday is.
You will make a positive impact in their life by sending them a card on their special day. It is great because everyone has a birthday and everyone wants to feel appreciated.
What is the appropriate time frame to send a belated birthday card? 45-60 Days after the birthday is still within a window of making a positive impact. If it is beyond 2 months then be sure to have a good or funny explanation why the card is so late.