February 7th is National Send A Card To A Friend Day! This activity can be done at any time of year, however. Throughout the year, we often think about our friends. We wonder how they are, miss them, and remember fond memories of times shared. Residents too are having these thoughts, and setting them up with a card to send to a friend may be exactly what a resident needs to feel connected.
Sending a card to someone for a variety of reasons dates back to ancient times. The Chinese would send elegantly designed messages as well as the Egyptians, though on different types of paper. During the Rennaisance, greeting cards gained popularity for specific holidays and events. Victorian times increased the use of the greeting card for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, birthdays and more.
While our more digital era may turn away from the flowery language of greeting cards, a surprising 80 percent of adults still purchase them. And, wouldn’t it feel wonderful to walk to your mailbox and occasionally find a notecard from a friend?
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