Just Because Life is a Special Occasion

Last week, I bought new notebooks and pens. I need to write more, whatever it may be. I write ideas and countless to-do lists because if I don’t write it, I forget it. Digital reminders just won’t do.

I am always quick to send an email or text. My handwriting is less than desired and hopping on the phone takes a lot of mental preparation.

007 Sentiments are not my forte and to randomly send them out without it being some sort of special occasion kinda weirds me out. Doing so is such an intimate thing to me and I don’t mail them out to just anyone. It’s more than just mailing out cards… to me. Is the feeling mutual? Am I coming on too strong? Will they think I’m weird for sending them a card? Will they not know how to respond? Will these people remain in my life long term? Will the outcome end in a mushy gushy snot fest? I wonder. I’ll scribble a message, my signature and their addresses, affix the postage, and seal the envelopes. I’ll walk to the mailbox, close my eyes, slide the cards in and shut the door really fast and wait for Mr. Mail Carrier to pick up my vulnerabilities and deliver them to their intended recipients.

I got to thinking. Everyday life isn’t to be discounted as just the same ol’ same ol’. Living, breathing, seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and feeling are special occasions in themselves and are to be celebrated. Motivation enough for stepping out of my comfort zone.

This week, I sent out seven cards to special people in my life (who fit the card) to spread some happy despite my poor penmanship and worries. The first card went to someone who could have easily gotten all seven. She’s just plain lovable and inspiring through any circumstance and many people can vouch for that. The second card went to a mama of plenty. She homeschools them all and is full of bubbly energy and compassion. I don’t know how she does it. She cracks me up, so I sent her a humorous card which I hope she doesn’t take offense to during her last few weeks of gestation :).

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Card number three went to someone who I admire for her eagerness to learn new blogging skills and find new creative activities to do with her kids. She’s so silly and loves to hang out. She got a GNO invite enclosed with a photo of her back side (from a previous night out). Card number four went to a friend who is really taking her photography from what I’d thought would be a small hobby seriously. She’s constantly improving and is racking up on heartfelt testimonials. She got a congrats from me.

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Number five went to my best friend in junior high. We were considered rivals at one point (through our peers). Anyway, going to different schools and the challenges of new found adulthood caused us to lose touch and she doesn’t update as much as I would like her to on Facebook. I’m curious to see how she’s doin’. Number six went to her wife who’s studying abroad in Italy this summer. She’s blogging her journey and inspiring me. They are two good people I need to rekindle with.

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The last card went to the man I married. Shortly after meeting in junior high, we clicked beyond attraction (me in my hot glasses, overalls, and ponytail cocked to the side; him in his sexy braces, mustache, and saggin’ baggy jeans). We shared similar interests, though we were so different. We are both silly and love laughing. We have so much fun together from watching comedies, to throwing the frisbee (sometimes in the house), which is why he got this card (hidden under his pillow) and it just so happened to be a Snoopy card (I gave him a Snoopy card on one of his birthdays).

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I want to thank Hallmark for challenging me to do this. There are so many more people who I’d like to send cards to or just do something special for. I promise to do more of that. In the meantime, I sit and I await the responses of the recipients who just got carded. I hope to make them smile, just because.

Commenters will be entered to win a pack of 14 Hallmark cards to keep the get carded challenge going! There will be 10 winners! No liking, no tweeting, no extra entries for those, but you can if you want to. Just read and respond because receiving a genuine comment is a special occasion too ;-). This giveaway will end on August 5th, 2011 at 7PM CST. You guys can continue to comment past the deadline, but there will be nothing to win. Winners from the U.S. and Canada will then be randomly selected and announced in this post. Check out my Giveaway Rules if you have any questions. Good luck! Winners: Susan C, Summer, Homemom3, Julie B, Jaclyn Reynolds, Delena McGuire, Shawna, Tara, Rebecca E. Parsons, and Lo!

This post has been sponsored by Hallmark as part of the Life Is A Special Occasion campaign. Hallmark provided all cards, postage, and prizes for this Get Carded Challenge and giveaway. Hallmark is also compensating me as I partner with them for the rest of the year. Read my full disclosure policy here.

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Sheena Tatum

is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, wife, boy mom, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper. In the midst of motherhood, wifedom, and managing a growing collection of digital projects, she somehow manages to find zen in being a quirky, introverted, lil’ lady.

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148 Comments

  • August 5, 2011

    Steven Graham

    Hallmark card are the best.

  • August 5, 2011

    Claudia Hubka

    I love Hallmark Cards, giving & receiving. After I’ve enjoyed them for awhile I then cut them into postcard size & use them to enter sweepstakes. Thanks

  • August 5, 2011

    rjboden

    I am an artist and I love looking at the designs on hallmark cards!

  • August 5, 2011

    hripsime andonian

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! We love hallmark cards!

  • August 5, 2011

    Deb K

    Hallmark makes the best greeting cards, thanks for the contest!

    chipper101(at)hotmail(fot(com)

  • August 5, 2011

    laurie

    love hallmark cards please enter me

  • August 5, 2011

    Sand

    I love Hallmark cards, I could spend hours in there reading their cards.

  • August 5, 2011

    Donna K

    Those cards are very cute.

  • August 5, 2011

    Veronica Garrett

    I would love to win these cards. They would be great for special occasions.

  • August 5, 2011

    Kat Emerick

    Everyone loves to get a card to cheer them up .I love sending out a card for birthdays, weddings and I really love to send ones that just makes you laugh!. Thanks for a great giveaway!
    kat_emerick@yahoo.com

  • August 5, 2011

    tina reynolds

    I love sending and getting cards, thanks so much for the chance to send some more : ) eaglesforjack@gmail.com

  • August 5, 2011

    Thomas Hoh

    I love the funny cards even in sadder times. It has a way of putting things into perspective and cheering me up. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  • August 5, 2011

    Michelle H.

    I have been trying to get back into card sending and letter writing lately. The internet and text messaging has made things easy, but a lot is lost when people don’t have something with someone’s personal touch associated with it.

  • August 5, 2011

    Happi Shopr

    I love sending cards to family and friends for no special reason. Sometimes God just puts someone on my heart and I send out a card. A few days later I usually get a call asking how I knew they needed some cheer. :)

  • August 5, 2011

    Kendra Gillilan

    I send cards all the time in my writing ministry and love the snail mail, thanks for offering this!

  • August 5, 2011

    nicole parsons

    I love to send cards. It always makes a person feel special and loved

    nparshy@gmail.com

  • August 5, 2011

    Tiffany

    What a cool idea! I would love to send some special people in my life cards to brighten up their day.

  • August 5, 2011

    kathy pease

    i always get happy when someone gives me a card it is so thoughtful and brightens your day no matter what the occasion even just because :)

    Thanks for the giveaway

  • August 5, 2011

    Rachel Ashe

    Life really IS a special occasion and there is undoubtedly a Hallmark card for every special occasion imaginable :)

  • August 5, 2011

    Summer

    I love receiving cards in the mail. It’s so much more personal and fun. i would love to send out the cards and be apart of the challenge.

  • August 5, 2011

    Maja Meza

    i love to send cards and hallmark has the best quality ones

  • August 5, 2011

    Renee G

    I’ve always liked receiving a written note better than a phone call — now maybe I should send a few of my own.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOt)com

  • August 5, 2011

    Nancy

    It is a blessing to be able to send or receive a card – and to offer a card giveaway, I might add! Thanks!

  • August 5, 2011

    Jeannine m

    I love sending cards! I like to take my time and look though all the different ones Hallmark has to find the perfect one

  • August 5, 2011

    susan smoaks

    I love to send cards and hallmark makes the best greeting cards

  • August 5, 2011

    Liza

    This is a good idea to let loved ones know that you’re thinking of them!

  • August 5, 2011

    Gianna

    I would love to win.. I send so many cards every month :)

  • August 5, 2011

    Roseann K.

    What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the great website, too!

  • August 5, 2011

    carol y l

    Snoopy is too cute!
    This is a great idea to le tpeople know how you feel and that you are thinking of them. My hubby always buys me a card for my birthday or anniversary. I am always surprised by this! Guess it is time to send one to him!
    spcale at yahoo dot com.

  • August 5, 2011

    tomato

    Thanks for the chance to win! I love sending cards “just because”.

  • August 5, 2011

    burcu

    I like hallmark cards

  • August 5, 2011

    tanyetta

    It’s HIGH time for me to send out personalized cards! I hope to get a chance to win these very AWESOME cards to start me off on the cute card sending journey!

  • August 5, 2011

    Heidi

    You and your husband sound like you have a wonderful relationship! I love to get and give cards. Nothing beats a hand picked card for those special times!

  • August 5, 2011

    elka

    Hallmark usually has nice cards at the store and I like any kind of stationary but never seem to have enough
    electricisland(at)gmail.com

  • August 5, 2011

    Christine

    I too love to send cards for no reason at all just to bring smiles to one’s face

    christinesweeps@yahoo.com

  • August 5, 2011

    Ellen H

    I want to win this for my sister. She is very generous with my children and loves to send cards all the time.

    ellensweepstakes@yahoo.com

  • August 4, 2011

    Kathleen S.

    I love mailing out cards for all occasions. I know how fun it is to receive a card in the mail instead of just bills and junk and know it puts a smile on people’s faces. Thanks!

  • August 4, 2011

    monte

    send out card all the time

  • August 4, 2011

    delena McGuire

    I always buy halmark card. It might seem silly, but they always are the cutest and say just the right thing

    mcirish02 at hotmail dot com

  • August 4, 2011

    Debbie Kennedy

    I remember the days when I actually took the time to write and send letters. Now, it seems that sometimes things are so crazy, I barely have time to reply to an email. I really would love to get back to the ‘good ole days’. I know how much I love receiving letters and cards in the mail. I’m sure lots of people do. I need to make more effort……….these cards might be the inspiration I need.
    cleaningrhouse at yahoo dot com

  • August 4, 2011

    AEKZ2

    I LOVE sending out cards. I just sent my best friend a card yesterday.

  • August 4, 2011

    Tonya Dean

    I can’t remember the last time I actually sent someone a card.

    tdlsfm(at)gmail(dot)com

  • August 4, 2011

    Erin Cook

    Hallmark cards have some really great cards for alll occassions. My mom has a whole collection of them at her house

    cookster77@aol.com

  • August 4, 2011

    Lo

    This is a great post. I am always torn between the facility of email/texting, and the personal nature of handwritten communication. I do keep a stash of cards and try to send “snail mail” birthday greetings and thinking-of-you cards when I can. Plus, I always, always do handwritten thank-yous.

  • August 4, 2011

    Allison Greene

    I love hallmark cards!

  • August 4, 2011

    Veronica

    I feel like its getting easier to find good cards..I remember having such a hard time 10 years or so ago, and now I pick up something easily every time I need one.

  • August 4, 2011

    Ericka

    I love Hallmark, they do in fact have a card for every occasion and they say just the right things. Thank you for giving me the chance.

    ericka082 AT gmail DOT com

  • August 4, 2011

    Debra Hall

    i like hallmark cards the best because i can always find the right card

  • August 4, 2011

    Stacy

    I love leaving cards for my husband just to let him know how much I love him. I also love to send cards to friends and my nieces because it’s so nice to get mail in this digital age.

  • August 4, 2011

    Patricia Treskovich

    hallmark has a nice selectopn of cards

  • August 4, 2011

    amy deeter

    i really like hallmark cards.they are so interesting to read and so beautiful.it can lighten anyones day up real quick
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

  • August 4, 2011

    Stacy

    What a wonderful way to send a nice surprise to someone! Writing is becoming a lost art!
    nrdunningATgmailDOTcom

  • August 4, 2011

    Teresa Young

    I love sending (& receiving) cards, just because!

  • August 4, 2011

    Rebecca Peters

    I love hallmark cards.. Its always good to have cards handy, you never know when you need to send on out
    xxbeccaannxx@gmail.com

  • August 4, 2011

    Judy

    I just sent out a few cards with copies of pictures from our recent camping trip. I love sending cards- mostly because I love receiving them even more. I wish more people would send notes via snail mail.

  • August 4, 2011

    Jammie

    I love hallmark, they have some of the most memorable cards! I love giving my daughter cards, just to show her I love her. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  • August 4, 2011

    shawna

    I love having extra cards on hand and I like sending just because cards too.

  • August 4, 2011

    Tracy

    Good for you! I love getting cards – or letters in the mail, it is so warm and touching to think that someone thought of me enofe to spend the time to do that. I love to send letters and cards and write a couple a week.

  • August 4, 2011

    Tammy Riedl

    I love sending cards to friends just because.

  • August 4, 2011

    Gerri

    I was awwing at all the people you sent cards to. :) A nice variety of people from different walks of life. Dont worry – every one of them will be pleasantly touched by your gesture.

  • August 4, 2011

    Mary Ann Linder

    Cards are so good to have on hand, etlinder at aol dot com

  • August 4, 2011

    Donna Clookey

    Great idea to have these fantastic cards hanging around the house to send someone “just because”. I know a card like that would make my day!

  • August 4, 2011

    Heather Sack

    I love sending cards to my loved ones that live so far away. It’s nice to hear them on the phone or email them but sending a card is way special, not too many people do this anymore. =)

  • August 4, 2011

    Lisa

    I use to send cards all the time for special occasions..life got busy so I stopped. It would fantastic to start up again! So special to receive personal mail.

  • August 3, 2011

    Amanda S.

    What a fantastic idea! I can’t think of the last time I got a card in the mail that wasn’t for my birthday or Christmas. I know my friends would love to receive one too!

  • August 3, 2011

    Holly West

    Hallmark cards are always nice to have. I could use some!

  • August 3, 2011

    Kimberly G

    I love giving and receiving Hallmark cards!

  • August 3, 2011

    LeAnn V

    It nice to keep extra cards around, for times when you are thinking of someone. If I put off sending the card I don’t always remember.

  • August 3, 2011

    Melissa B.

    I never think to send cards. My grandmother sends cards everyday, for any reason she can think of.

  • August 3, 2011

    jacqueline v

    i love buying and receiving cards! I used to make them, but I don’t have much time anymore. Thank God for great Hallmark cards!

  • August 3, 2011

    charline

    This is a great reminder to just enjoy life and each other. Do it just because……………………….
    stanleybilly(at)bellsouth(dot)net

  • August 3, 2011

    Alison T.

    I love receiving cards in the mail. I like giving them too. It’s always fun to look over cards to choose just the right one. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway :)

    supaflychikenpi2 AT gmail DOT com

  • August 3, 2011

    Tara

    I love getting and sending cards in the mail. It’s so personal!

  • August 2, 2011

    Erica C.

    I would also like to send more cards “just because.” It’s always nice to get a fun card. Thanks!

  • August 2, 2011

    Caryn S

    What cute cards. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • August 2, 2011

    Melanie T

    Greeting cards always brighten my day!

  • August 2, 2011

    Amanda

    Oh how I love greeting cards! Thanks for the giveaway:)

  • August 1, 2011

    Pat

    I think that most people feel that getting a card in the mail is really special.

  • August 1, 2011

    Mindy Grant`

    I LOVE sending people cards. I’m like, the card Queen. I have one rule when selecting a card for someone – if it makes me laugh out loud or start tearing up right there in the store, then it’s the one!

    Following you from Money Saving Mindy! I’d love a follow back!

    http://moneysavingmindy.blogspot.com.

    Have a great day!! :)

  • August 1, 2011

    Homemom3

    I got inspired by this post, went to the dollar store and bought a pack of 10 note cards so I’ll be writing small messages and sending them out this week.

  • July 31, 2011

    Meaghan F.

    I like sending cards every now and then. I think it shows people that you care in a way Facebook or texts can’t. I like cards also because they’re so pretty and colorful! I tend to give them mostly for birthday’s and holiday’s, but it’s always nice to send one to someone I haven’t seen in a while, just because. Miss_slytherin[at]live[dot]com

  • July 30, 2011

    Emmy

    I hope that paper cards never go out of style. With the boom of everything electronic (e-commerce) I’m afraid that we will no longer have cards, books, letters, etc.

  • July 30, 2011

    Terri P

    I am a firm believer in the power of the HNAD-WRITTEN word! I can remember my Pop (Mother’s Daddy) often going trough the cards that is children, grand-children, great-grand-children had sent to him.
    I remember looking through them all after he died and I cried for hours. So much love — and Now I’m crying again.

    Terri
    outofthemist AT gmail DOT com

  • July 29, 2011

    Shelly

    I think sending handwritten cards unexpectedly is such an awesome thing! I always try to keep a set of all-occasion cards around for that very reason. I think most of us have forgotten how to actually write with a real pen. I even have my kids into doing it and they have their own little stash of cards they keep in their nightstand drawer. I also love receiving cards especially when it is absolutely random. Makes me smile :-)

  • July 29, 2011

    pat

    I love to keep a wide variety of cards on hand

  • July 29, 2011

    Susan C

    You’ve convinced me to send more cards. I love receiving them, they just make my day!
    smchester at gmail dot com

  • July 29, 2011

    Annie G

    I make an effort to send cards for all of the standard occasions (birthdays, anniversaries, etc). Occasionally, I’ll make a year long effort to send my young nieces a card on every holiday (Halloween, Chinese New Years, etc.). I think cards in the mail may be a bit expensive, but most people like to know they are remembered beyond an email or IM (or even a phone call).

  • July 28, 2011

    Dana

    I need to send more cards-i never really send them for anything

  • July 28, 2011

    kelly

    It’s always good to have an assortment of cards on hand

  • July 28, 2011

    Amy

    I can always use cards.

  • July 28, 2011

    Brandy

    I love sending cards. It’s so fun to receive them, too!

  • July 28, 2011

    Huguette English

    This would be a great win :) When it’s time to send a card I’m always running to the store which is 10 miles away. I’m usually too late.
    henglish at nb dot sympatico dot ca

  • July 27, 2011

    Liza

    This would be great to win–I think I already keep my local Hallmark store in business because, like you, I think it’s important to reach out to those who mean something in our lives.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    –Liza

    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • July 27, 2011

    Katelyn

    I love to collect a variety of special cards and then wait for the right moment to send them

  • July 26, 2011

    Kelly L

    I have a greeting card box which is getting very empty. It would be great to fill it up with these cards. Thanks!

  • July 26, 2011

    Ashley

    I love sending cards to people. I always send birthday and anniversary cards because I love to receive them myself.

    navybaby1113 (at) gmail (dot) com

  • July 26, 2011

    Amoeba

    Nice, pretty, special cards are actually expensive nowadays. Just the little cute ones you can but at the grocery store or at a Hallmark store.. They’re expensive and I usually print or make my own cards. Winning this would be amazing! I’d love to be able to give a proper card to people instead of cheap printed or hand-drawn cards.

  • July 26, 2011

    Natalie

    What a great giveaway :) Hope I win, thanks!!

  • July 26, 2011

    Lindley A

    It is always fun to get something (other than a bill) in a the mail and it is nice to know when somebody is thinking about you- thanks!

  • July 26, 2011

    Sandy

    I send people cards for all occasions and Hallmark cards are my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • July 26, 2011

    vickie

    I love cards!! It seems like with email, text , facebook and twitter people send less cards which is so sad.

  • July 26, 2011

    Julie B

    I love sending cards in the mail, and am on a crusade to keep doing so despite everyone else resorting to e-cards and such. I know lots of people, like my mom, love saving cards forever and treasure them. And I do that myself. There’s nothing like getting a Thinking of You card in the mail.

  • July 26, 2011

    Hannah

    Every-single-year during the holidays I ask for a box of cards, assorted I mean. So that way I don’t have to run to the store for each birthday I forget, each anniversary I forget, etc. They never listen to me, I never get my cards but this time – just maybe with your giveaway, I will. :) Thanks!

  • July 26, 2011

    Ashley

    I love getting mail and I’m sure my friends and family do too, especially just because.

  • July 26, 2011

    Romney

    I love this post. Cards are definitely a great way to let someone know you are thinking of them and that you care. Last year for my birthday I was gifted a pack of beautiful blank cards. I immediately went out and purchased stamps, sending cards to special people in my life. Taking the time to write down my thoughts about the person was really relaxing and also reqarding.

  • July 26, 2011

    carmen

    i would love to win this. it’s so great to get ‘real mail’ instead of just bills, and it’d be great to be on the sending end of something that makes someone else smile.

  • July 26, 2011

    Aliya D.

    What a wondeful way to reconnect with family, friends and even people who are distant memories… I think using the written word to express emotion for someone is such a lost art in todays world of email, texting. I write my best friend all the time, often sending her cards I randomly find in my daily routine; often sentiments or messages or just the occassional funny (and slightly insulting) political card. Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

    Aliya D.
    aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

  • July 25, 2011

    Sammi

    I think that’s a great sentiment – people easily get disconnected and reminding someone you are thinking of them is nice

  • July 25, 2011

    Shannon

    I think that is such a very thoughtful thing to do. I’ve actually never really gotten a card “just because”. I think actually receiving one would really make my day. Just to know that someone is thinking of me, my well being, achievements, etc is a wonderful thing.

  • July 25, 2011

    Debra G

    Because of email and ecards, paper cards have taken a back-door…I personally love receiving cards and winning this would encourage me to make other people happy by sending them a card. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • July 25, 2011

    Kristie

    I would love to send some ‘just because’ cards to friends and family to let them know I’m thinking of them :-)

  • July 25, 2011

    sandra

    i would like to send just because cards to my husband

  • July 25, 2011

    shirley fin

    Love Hallmark cards!!

  • July 25, 2011

    Christie Roberts

    I love sending funny cards in the mail. It makes me smile thinking about the person receiving a brightly-colored envelope in the midst of bills, junk mail, etc. :)
    januarywins at hotmail dot com

  • July 25, 2011

    Mellissa C

    I like sending cards and making somebody’s day!

  • July 25, 2011

    Melanie B

    I have to remind myself in the digital age that it’s much nicer to send a hand written note…especially to an older generation that may or may not be plugged in!

  • July 24, 2011

    Helen Keeler

    There is nothing nicer that going to the mail box and getting a card in the mail. It is warming to know that someone thinks your special and want to let you know with a card.
    helenkeeler@comcast.net

  • July 24, 2011

    Deborah Stawiarski

    There is nothing better than getting or giving a card for no paticular reason.

  • July 24, 2011

    Amy M

    It’s so special to receive a card with a handwritten message in this age of technology. It’s also fun to send cards to others letting them know you’re thinking about them and remembering them during the special occasions of life.

  • July 24, 2011

    Deborah

    Two reasons I really love about cards is that when I receive one I know someone thinks I’m special and when I send out one I am thinking about someone special in my life. Hallmark has the best cards always, they have never let me down when I need a card to say exactly what I was feeling at that time. Thanks for this great giveaway!

    dovescry_2@hotmail.com

  • July 24, 2011

    Alissa A

    I love Hallmark and love sending cards for any and all reasons! Thanks for the giveaway. captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

  • July 24, 2011

    Linda

    I love sending cards”just because”

  • July 24, 2011

    Sandy Todd

    I really love the personal touch a greeting card can give. e-cards are no way to go! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sandy sxygrndma at yahoo dot com

  • July 24, 2011

    Kat F.

    Thanks to you & Hallmark. I would enjoy sending & receiving more cards from those near & far. Great giveaway. :)

    fastkat at gmail dot com

  • July 24, 2011

    Jen

    I would love to win this great prize! I often send cards to friends when I think it will cheer them up. I think cards are especially meaningful nowadays because so much is done on the internet. So when someone receives a card in the mail amongst bills and junk mail, it is extra special for sure!

  • July 24, 2011

    audrey

    Sometimes a card can express what you can’t verbally or otherwise. They are special!

  • July 24, 2011

    Christy

    I really like the idea of this challenge. I agree that cards should be sent out for more than birthdays and holidays.. why not celebrate your relationships with those you care most about.. and what a great surprise to get a card in the mail for no reason! I would love the opportunity to continue this challenge :)
    chris-tea(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • July 24, 2011

    jessica edwards

    Im a huge card sender, they are better then e cards

  • July 24, 2011

    Laila @OnlyLaila

    I love this challenge. One of my mentors challenged me to buy some ‘thank you’ cards and send them out just because. It truly makes a difference when someone receives something handwritten versus digital. It shows you care and took the time to acknowledge them.

  • July 24, 2011

    Helen W

    You could call that random acts of cards. Nice!

  • July 24, 2011

    crystle tellerday

    i love cards

  • July 24, 2011

    Tania Bugnet

    I would love to win these Hallmark cards to send to all my friends and family. I’ve just recently moved away from where my “peeps” are and to keep in contact would be awesome.

  • July 24, 2011

    Tari L.

    I have several people that I would love to send cards to.

  • July 24, 2011

    Lillea

    This would be great for some upcoming special events and birthdays I want to celebrate.

  • July 23, 2011

    Elaine R

    Hallmark cards always make me smile-would love to win this giveaway!

  • July 23, 2011

    CanCan

    I haven’t sent any cards in a long time. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • July 23, 2011

    Liz

    I think this is an awesome idea. Cards really do cheer up my day when I get one or send one. I always seal each card I send with a kiss! :)
    -Liz

  • July 23, 2011

    Rebecca E. Parsons

    i so love to communicate in writing…hate that it is becoming a lost art!!! this is a great challenge to all!!! thanks 4 sharing…from SoFab

  • July 23, 2011

    Idaho Jill

    I love sending cards – I don’t send them often enough for ‘just because’ – but I never forget a birthday or anniversary. I especially like to send them to friend’s kids (even if they don’t know me) because I know how much kids love mail! I would like to send more just because, but yes, email takes over in these busy times…

  • July 23, 2011

    Lynn McMonigal

    I love this challenge!!! I have about 14 cards ready to send out this week. There are 14 elementary aged children from my church heading to camp this week. I thought I’d send a little card to each of them so that they have a bit of encouragement from home.

    By the way, this is the first visit I have made to your blog. This one post has inspired me, though, so I am sure that I will be back!!

    Lynn

  • July 23, 2011

    Stesha

    Unexpected cards or small notes in the mail always bring a smile to my face. There are a few people I haven’t “carded” in ages. I think I’ll do that this weekend:)

    Hugs and Mocha,
    Stesha

  • July 23, 2011

    Keonte'

    I received a card in the mail the other day and I thought to myself, “this is a nice touch.” Often I’ll find a stash of greeting cards from various occasions and I’ll re-read them. Some of them make smile, most make me laugh, and a few make me cry. Sending a personal greeting is great. Not every message should require a SUBMIT or SEND button. Great giveaway.

  • July 23, 2011

    1stopmom

    I can not honestly remember the last time I sent an actual card. It would be fun to do because I don’t think anyone would really expect it.

  • July 23, 2011

    Homemom3

    Growing up I wrote letters and passed notes all the time. Even in my early married life I would send letters to friends, it wasn’t until everyone began using Facebook did I stop sending letters. Truth is I stopped sending letters because no matter how many I would send out, I never got one back. Sure I’d get a care package for the kids or a quick call so they could catch up instead of writing me back. So I quit, but I miss it. There is nothing like writing about your week in a letter and sending it off, even if while you hope to get something you never do. I can list a dozen people I’d send a card to just to see if maybe they’ve changed over the years. I also think it would neat to “get carded” and it isn’t about age. :) (okay that wasn’t as funny as I intended) But imagine just doing a good deed and dropping a letter in the mail of a neighbor just because, maybe without even a name but just something that you will know you did and they will smile because someone thought of them.

  • July 23, 2011

    SANDY

    love sending cards out- they are so fun just to send a just becuase

  • July 23, 2011

    Lori S

    I love this. I miss getting cards in the mail.

    Thanks!

  • July 23, 2011

    Jaclyn Reynolds

    I think it’s really sweet to send a card and a real treat to the person receiving it!

  • July 23, 2011

    Kathleen

    That’s sweet! I love sending and receiving cards–it’s wonderfully old-fashioned.

    I wish I had better handwriting too. I’m in too much of a hurry.

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