There are always occasions to write a card to someone you love: Whether you celebrate and send cards for birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, Teacher Appreciation Day or any other occasion to honor, thank, praise, or celebrate someone special in life! What do you write on a card or message to someone you love and/or are grateful for?
These are some questions we answer with our “Art of Card and Letter Writing” advice.
Here are some ideas that are easily tweak-able!:
If the card is for a birthday, you may want to write on the inside: Wishing you a wonderful birthday and a great year! Another year of fabulous YOU brings joy to my heart.
If you’re writing a card for your Mom, a Grandmother, a younger woman in your life who is a new Mom, you might want to write: Thank you for making me feel special and loved, and doing it so well! Or, try something like, From this vantage point, I see how hard it was to do everything you did and I thank you for being such a great model of patience and love.
For those younger women, friends, sisters, new moms, try: Wishing you a great day. Your kids are so blessed to have a Mom like you!
What can you write on a card for someone who has recently lost a mother or mother figure in their life, especially at times when many people are celebrating Mother’s Day? Writer and educator, Hope Edelman, has written a number of books on this, and has resource groups internationally as well. But, for the cards to acknowledge that they have just lost someone in their life who was special to them, you could try to write something on a card such as: I wanted to let you know that you were in my thoughts at this time and I know this day is hard and you hurt. I’m sending you love and warm thoughts.”
Many of these same lines can be shifted just a little bit for a father, grandfather, friend, teacher, or other person you love. The main thing is to reach out and touch someone with your words and a kind message. Send more mail, mail more love! We want to hear from you what you like to write on cards to people you love. Looking forward to getting your ideas too. Email [email protected]