As we head into another year, many will resolve to do things differently in the New Year. New Year’s is such an amazing time to reflect on things we want to change in our lives. Although we typically think about it as cutting back on eating, losing weight, or revamping ourselves, at Cardinal and the Dog, we believe 2023 should be the year that we all resolve to bring greeting cards back into our routines and lives. These are just four reasons we think so!
It Means So Much More
I don’t know about you, and I don’t want this to come across as ungrateful, but when I get an e-card through email, it just doesn’t do much for me. Don’t get me wrong - it is so nice to know that people are thinking about you and care enough to send you a message. But there is still something to be said about the gesture of going to the card store, looking through all the funny covers to reveal what is inside, and choosing the right message by hand. In a world where everything can be done instantly, it is nice to think that someone actually put some time and effort into making your day brighter.
Your Mailbox is So Much More Fun Than Your Inbox
If you are like me, you wake up every morning, make a hot cup of coffee, and head right to your phone to see your list of emails. It makes you wonder how we ever survived and what we did without email communication. That’s right: we used the mailbox to communicate. Remember when you would open your mailbox and it would contain something more than just bills and Amazon purchases? How much fun was it as a kid - or even as an adult - to find a secret message that was sent to just you? Forget the inbox for a while, and let’s all start using the mailbox again!
It Will Brighten Someone’s Day
I have had many people in my life who have taken the time throughout the years to send me a greeting card when something has happened, when it is my birthday, or - even more exciting sometimes - when nothing was going on at all. How often do we reach out and tell the people in our lives how much we care? Sure, social media is great to send a like or an emoji hug, but nothing means more than getting a greeting card
from someone you love without any reason other than they are thinking of you!
It Isn’t About Shiny Packages
We have gotten so caught up in sending people little trinkets and things that we somehow forgot that it really is still the thought that matters. Teach your grandchildren that sometimes it is the message and time taken and not the gift card to Target that matters. Don’t get me wrong - you can still send those, but having your signature and a handwritten note from you is something that they can cherish far more than the Roblox card that they cashed in and no longer even remember. As we head into another year, many will resolve to upgrade, become a better version of themselves, and change the things that aren’t working. Greeting cards worked and they still can. This New Year, resolve to bring back the greeting card for future generations! It is something that should never have been phased out in the first place. Happy Holidays - wishing you the very best of the season and the New Year to come! Check out
all of our great greeting cards, and we are sure you will agree!