In this day and age you have Facebook reminding you of your friends birthdays, you can send a quick text to thank someone or send an email invite. While this may seem fine to most people, we are slowly losing the fine art of communication. Even calling people on the phone is starting to fade by the wayside, it’s just easier to “talk” via text.
I can remember when I was young, getting cards for birthdays and seeing a little personal note inside that would make you feel extra special. Or sitting down and writing thank you notes to people letting them know how much their gift meant to you.
While I have had this conversation with numerous people over the years it wasn’t until I recently watched a movie that it really hit home how much a card can impact the life of someone.
This past week I watched Write Before Christmas. In this movie a young woman’s boyfriend breaks up with her right before the holidays and before she had a chance to send him several Christmas cards she bought for him. She decides to send those five cards to several people in her life, writing something in each card thanking them for something they did for her that made a difference in her life. She chose her brother, her aunt, her music teacher, her best friend and a pop star. This kicked off a chain of events for each recipient that might not have happened if it wasn’t for the card they received letting them know why they are so special to this woman.
The point of the movie is you never know how much a few words can change someone’s life and as people who love to make cards, it’s just as important to send those cards to the people we love and care about.
I have decided to embrace the spirit of the movie and send cards to people that have had a big impact on my life. I want to let them know how much they have meant to me and I wouldn’t be the person I am today with out them.
I hope you too follow suit and remember this holiday season, it really is better to give than receive.
~Making the world a happier place one card at a time!