The importance of sending greeting cards

It has been scientifically proven that sending someone a greeting card can create a sense of well-being for the receiver. Dr Lynda Shaw, a neuroscientist, stated “The psychology of greeting cards has a lot to do with self-esteem and self-worth. Simply put, if you receive one, you feel better. Time is the most precious gift anyone can give. So, if someone spends time choosing, writing then giving or posting a greeting card, the recipient knows they have been given some of the sender’s precious time.”

I love receiving cards. It does make one feel special. I always receive a lovely one from my husband and it speaks volumes. As far as I can remember, my father always gave me a lovely birthday card, which is special because he is getting on in age. And as old as he is, he rarely forgets to send his friends and family a birthday card. I guess I picked up this good habit of his. Not only do I enjoy receiving greeting cards, I also enjoy sending and writing verses for them too. It’s such a thrill to be able to design the whole concept of a card.swbr12babygirl
These days people find it easier just to send an on-line greeting message, which is still nice, but nothing does it better than making an effort to physically show love by sending/giving a card. And feeling a sense of love by receiving a card, knowing the effort and sacrifice that has been made.
One wise man said, “let us not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.”

By sending that card is an act of showing love. So what are you waiting for? Go and send someone a card, it doesn’t even have to be their birthday. Spread some love!

Spread a little sunshine
Everywhere you may go
And may your sunny rays
On others always glow

Layne Estell

Elayne Ogbeta