There are so many reasons to send greeting cards throughout the year. With uncertainty whirling around health and safety right now, staying connected can be a challenge. However, sending a personalized note card is a great way to keep in touch even when you can’t make a personal visit.
Greeting and note cards are a wonderful way to remind people not just that you’re thinking of them, but that their relationships matter. Following you’ll discover just a few ideas for sending out cards to people you know. What better reason to break into your forgotten stash of Forever stamps than to remind someone you care?
Ideas for People to Send Cards To Today!
The past one to two years have really deviated from what we what consider the norm. We certainly didn’t think we’d still be dealing with the effects of a pandemic after all this time. Yet here we are.
While there’s light at the end of the tunnel, personal communication is still a challenge for many of us. Staying connected with friends, family, and your community remains extremely important, even if we can’t visit in person. Letting someone know you’re thinking about them can go a long way in relieving stress and strengthening relationships.
Therefore, we’re sharing ten reasons to send a card to the people you know.
Reasons to Send a Greeting or Note Card
Following are ten amazing people you can reach out to with a greeting or note card. Sending something as simple as a card is a wonderful way to make someone's week!
A Friend Who's Far from Family
It’s likely a challenge to hop on a plane to visit family and friends who live out of state. Let them know you’re thinking of them — and schedule a phone or video chat! — with a beautiful PLUSH™ note card.
Parents + Grandparents
Nothing brightens a parent or grandparent’s day more than getting mail from you or the grandkids! (Other than an unexpected visit, of course). Your note doesn’t have to be long; something simple and sweet will do the trick just fine. Include a funny story or childhood memory for extra-big smiles.
Your Spouse or Significant Other
Yes! You can totally send a card to someone in your own home. If the past several months have left you both feeling stressed, or even a little distant, a from-the-heart note can go a long way in the healing process.
Elderly Friends + Neighbors
Chances are, things are still just as hard on your elderly friends and neighbors now as they were when COVID first hit. Many still feel uncomfortable going out in public or having visitors over. With a new cold and flu season on the way, a note from you might just add some warmth to their day.
Health Care Workers in Your Life
For many frontline workers, every day still brings fear and uncertainty. And with anticipated winter case surges, spirits are undoubtedly low. Don’t underestimate the power that a few sincere words can have on someone who continues to give so much.
If you’re still working from home, reach out to your work friends with a funny story or memory. Hopefully, it won’t be long before you’re gossiping by the water cooler again.
The school year has been just as stressful and frustrating for our teachers as it has been for students and parents. (Let’s not forget that many teachers are parents as well). A simple note of empathy and thanks to the teacher in your life will mean more than you know.
Your Friends Who Are Still Homeschooling
There is nothing easy about homeschooling, especially when it’s a decision you were forced into. If you have a friend whose kitchen is still a classroom, reach out. Tell them how proud you are that they’re taking on the challenge of keeping their kids educated. Plus remind them that no matter how tough the struggle may seem, that you know they’re killing it.
Friends Who Are New Parents
Being a new parent is hard enough. However, parenting during a pandemic can be downright terrifying. Chances are there are many parents who feel isolated and alone. And when help does arrive, it isn’t without risk. Your note of love and encouragement could serve as the sweet pick-me-up new parents need to get them through the day.
Frontline Workers Who Can't Work from Home
While you might be completely over working from home, you probably have a friend who would kill for the peace of mind that distance working can offer. A note of sympathy and encouragement is just the ticket to get them through a tough week, and hopefully bring a smile to their face.
Need More Ideas to Mail Cards?
For more reasons to send a greeting card, be sure to check out this post on 5 fun and unexpected occasions to send a card a past client.
You can also peruse our gorgeous line of folded note cards designed for every occasion. These high-quality note cards feature a velvety smooth PLUSH™ finish, (link to plush product post) with quantity discounts available.
There are lots of great reasons to send a greeting card to those who matter most in your life. However, sending cards to past clients is often overlooked. Just as you nurture your relationships with friends, family, and neighbors with a special note, you also build your business relationships when you send a card.
This post explores some easy ways you can reconnect with past clients with a personalized note card.
Social Media as a Marketing Resource
These days, real estate agents and other business owners have an invaluable resource at their fingertips: being social media friends with their clients.
Not only is it fun to keep up with their lives after the transaction, but you now have a front-row seat to some of their biggest moments and accomplishments.
How can you use this insider’s look to connect and stay top-of-mind? Comments and likes on life event posts are often lost in the crowd. However, a tangible, beautifully designed notecard delivered to their mailbox won’t be forgotten!
Reaching back out to your past clients after a sale makes a huge impact. It also goes a long way toward nurturing those relationships. When you take the time to wish someone a happy birthday or congratulations, you further build on those connections. This in turn helps to boost loyalty and can lead to referrals down the road.
Top Occasions to Send Cards in the Mail
With the help of social media platforms like Facebook, you have an amazing opportunity to connect with past clients. You can use your inside look into their lives to send a card in the mail related to that particular event.
Here are the top five special occasions you can take advantage of to send a card to a past client:
Ok, this is an easy one, but so simple. Did you know that under your Events tab on Facebook, you can see all your friends’ upcoming birthdays? This means you’ll have plenty of time to get a birthday card signed, sealed, and delivered. Your client will be so blown away that you remembered their special day!
Our greeting card service, Minute Mail Gifts, is an affordable way to send a custom greeting card with an amazing gift. Not only is it quick and easy, but this card service also allows you to include photos and a custom message inside for a truly personalized connection.
Expecting a New Baby
Are you even having a baby if you don’t announce it on social media first? Whether your client is becoming a parent or grandparent for the first time, or the fifth time, a new baby is always cause for celebration — and a card.
Celebrate that impending bundle of joy with a custom greeting card. Then be sure to send a follow up gift once the baby is born.
Launching a New Business or Organization
Starting a business, passion project, event, or organization is a huge deal. It’s also one that requires a lot of support from friends and family. Sending a card with a few words of encouragement will go a long way in fueling your client’s dreams and making a lasting impression.
Retiring or Landing a New Job
This new chapter of life can leave anyone feeling a little nervous, scared, and excited. A friendly, encouraging note from you could be just the push they need to feel totally confident.
Getting Engaged or Married
Getting married is a major life event that may require your expert real estate services sooner rather than later. Make sure you’re staying top-of-mind with a beautiful, heartfelt note of congratulations on a new engagement or marriage.
More Reasons Why You Should Send a Card
Looking for more ideas to send a card in the mail? Then be sure to explore ten other reasons to send a greeting card to past client or just someone you know!
In addition to mailing out physical cards, client gifts are another great way to further relationships. Check out our client holiday gift guide for branded gift ideas to help enhance your existing or past client relationships and gain referrals.
When our creative team first introduced this dreamy new finish, we couldn’t keep our hands off.
It’s smooth. It’s velvety. It’s fun. It’s the whipped butter of paper coatings.
We couldn’t wait to introduce a whole new lineup of products boasting this special coating. So we got to work.
On notecards. On business cards. On bookmarks — essentially, a perfect trio of brand-elevating marketing pieces.
The way we see it, handwritten notes are essential to forming lasting business relationships. They’re right up there with firm handshakes, coffee dates, and eye-catching business cards.
Our colorful lineup of PLUSH Notecards features more than 180 original designs (we had a little bit of fun with this), including options specifically for Keller Williams, RE/MAX, Century 21, and Berkshire Hathaway.
Each notecard features one PLUSH side, and one uncoated side for writing. Did we mention envelopes are included, too? Stock up, friends, stock up!
PLUSH Business Cards
Let’s face it, business cards sometimes get the short end of the swag stick. They can be boring. Uninspired. Just the facts, ma’am.
And that’s just not us. We know business cards are your miniature billboard. They’ll work for you when you’re not around — if they’re cool enough to keep around, that is.
So next time you need to refill, treat yourself to a PLUSH version! Their one-of-a-kind texture will promote you as a strong business and encourage recipients to keep them close at hand. They’re the perfect punchline or conversation starter at networking events, client meetings, open houses, and more.
Currently, our PLUSH lineup includes special designs for Keller Williams, RE/MAX, Century 21, ERA, Long & Foster, Howard Hanna, Berkshire Hathaway, Coldwell Banker, Weichert, EXIT Realty, and a limited number of independent companies.
Jumbo PLUSH MagMarks
When it comes to marketing products, our team likes outside-the-box ideas that stick with your clients and prospects daily.
Jumbo PLUSH MagMarks is one of those products. It’s a bookmark. It’s a magnet. It’s a tool that reminds users of your business every time they open a book — so when it’s time use your services, they’ll know just where to turn.
Our designers created these so thoughtfully, giving you the most bang for your marketing buck. Not only are they fun to feel, but they’re fun to use, too. The strong magnet ensures you’ll never lose your place. The notes space inside adds extra value. We’ve also included a product explanation, so recipients know exactly what it is and how to use it.
Our lineup currently features 39 fun, inspirational, and useful designs. You can send out a new one each quarter!
It might seem like an odd marriage, cutlery and calendar magnets. But really, it's a match made in heaven.
We love the idea of pairing your engraved cutlery gift (from our gift boutique LifeLong Gifts, of course!) with our tried-and-true Recipe Tear-Off Magnetic Calendar. After all, this year's calendar features 13 mouth-watering dishes from Jennifer Segal, bestselling author of Once Upon a Chef.
Now your clients will be even more inspired to cook — and they'll be reminded of your excellent service every step of the way.
We also love that both our cutlery and calendars have long-lasting value. Our knives — including our new Ulu Elite — are each designed to stand up for decades and through generations.
Our calendars last long after the year is over, too: We redesigned the back of our calendar with a Home Account Info chart, which keeps track of website and app passwords, security system codes and WiFi information. Not only is everything now in a central location on your client's fridge, but it all stays safe and hidden since it’s on the back of the calendar.
So there you go! When you order your 2020 calendars, be sure to order some extra to pair with your closing gifts from LifeLong Gifts.
We're up for the challenge year after year: How can we make our calendar collection better than the year before?
With so many new features to the 2020 lineup, our team hit it out of the park this year! Here's what you can look forward to for your calendar marketing:
Recipe content from bestselling cookbook author Jenn Segal
This year's recipe calendars feature a hearty helping of Jenn Segal, a trained chef, popular blogger, and author of the best-selling cookbook Once Upon a Chef. Jenn's recipes are family-friendly and focus on using delicious, fresh, and approachable ingredients. With recipes like Southwestern Sliders, Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Maple & Thyme, and Butterscotch Pecan Scones, your contacts will be eating well all year — and thinking of your business with every satisfying bite.
A new Living Well calendar
For 2020, we combined our Green Living and Healthy Living calendars into one Living Well calendar — so now you don't have to choose! Featuring tips on living a brighter, healthier lifestyle, this beautifully designed calendar is a helpful and inspiring resource for 2020.
A new foil color
We've added matte gold to our lineup this year — and boy, does it look stunning our our refreshed Peace Dove calendar. The foil is slightly raised, giving it the look and feel of a high-end holiday greeting card.
A value-packed backer
We redesigned our calendar backer to offer an even better Home Account Info chart, as well as Kitchen Conversions. Boasting such handy information, your magnet will stay on the fridge long after the calendar pages have been torn off.
Not one, but TWO new gorgeous envelopes — and sealers!
This lineup doesn't just include fresh calendars: We’ve designed two new gorgeous envelopes, too, so your marketing arrives in style. We also created sealers to match, so everything looks perfectly cohesive.