5 Reasons to Send the Perfect Greeting Card

Georgina Fihosy

Posted on 25 January 2020

5 Reasons to Send the Perfect Greeting Card

Why the giving of a greeting card is so important in 2020

For many of us, our mobile devices are our regular go-to option for communicating, however, there are still plenty of reasons to send a trusted greeting card. You can find greeting cards for birthdays and weddings, Mothers’ Day, and Christmas and pretty much every other celebration in between.

Nowadays it’s really easy to fire off an e-card, text, Facebook message or even start a WhatsApp chat to mark the occasion, but, in our opinion, nothing beats sending a traditional handwritten greeting card. At Afrotouch Design, we stock a large range of different ethnic greeting cards suitable for all of the above and more, and we decided to put together a list of five great reasons to ditch the digital and send the perfect greeting card.

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(1) To Make a Real Connection

Your personality shines through when you actually write something with a pen. This could be to do with the fact that you can’t draft and re-draft when making your mark on a card. You can tap out a WhatsApp message, delete it, re-write it, delete it again, and so on. However, when you place that first scribble on a greeting card, you are committed, and you can’t go back and change what you have written or stamp out all the personality from it. Usually, your first thought is the one that makes that real connection, and not your endless careful editing.

(2) Give Them Something to Open on Their Birthday

Many of us rely on Facebook to remind us of people’s birthdays. We fire off a short message to their wall and that’s that. But no one is going to remember fondly the time they spent scrolling their Facebook messages on the day they turned 30.

One of the reasons to give a greeting card is to gift your friend or family member the chance to open something on their birthday. The physical action of tearing open an envelope and revealing the card within is much more satisfying. This is especially important given the rise in popularity of gifting experience type presents. Without a real birthday card to uncover and hold, the recipient may not have anything to open on their big day.

Ethnic Greeting Card

(3) Greeting Cards Are a Reminder of Joy

The physical card also acts as a constant reminder of joy for the amount of time your loved one displays it. Every time they walk into their living room, they see the collection of greeting cards that reminds them they are loved. Facebook posts slip down the timeline within hours and are soon forgotten. A display of cards cannot be ignored and that is why it’s so important to send a greeting card.

(4) Show Someone You Are Thinking Of Them

You do not even need a special occasion in order to send a greeting card. To go out of your way to buy a card, write in it, get hold of a stamp and send it, shows that you are really thinking of the person you are sending it to. You may just have found a design that you think the other person will enjoy, it could be that they need cheering up, you might simply want to reconnect after not talking for a while, but the fact that you went above and beyond a text message shows the other person how much you care.

Ethnic greeting card

(5) Give Them Something to Keep

Finally, one of the best reasons to give a greeting card is that the recipient can keep it forever. Yes, you could store a text message on a phone, but the likelihood of it being deleted or otherwise lost is far greater than if they place a greeting card in a treasured safe place.

How often do you find yourself scrolling through old WhatsApp chats where the conversation has accumulated three hundred additional messages since? Much less than you do looking at physical objects that you have collected over the years, I would bet.

Send your loved ones a memorable Afrotouch Design card today from our beautifully designed range.

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