NATIONAL SEND A CARD TO A FRIEND DAY
National Send A Card To A Friend Day on February 7th reminds us to send friendly cheer through the mail. We do that by sending a note or message on a card to the friends we hold dear. Throughout the year, we often think about our friends. We wonder how they are, miss them, and remember fond memories of times shared.
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. While they may only make these purchases for special occasions and are more likely to include them with a gift when they’re attending an event, they are purchasing. That said, retailers continue to reduce their footprint in the greeting card aisle.
All the facts would add up to a faster fading “Just Thinking of You” type of card. However nice it is to receive sweet text, wouldn’t it be less of a chore to go to the mailbox if occasionally you found a notecard from a friend?
HOW TO OBSERVE SEND A CARD TO A FRIEND DAY
Send a card to your friends. You can buy cards at a store, or you can make them yourself. Whichever way you choose, set aside a few minutes to write a short note or a long note in a card and send one to make a friend’s day! Use #SendACardToAFriendDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL SEND A CARD TO FRIEND DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this friendly holiday. As we do, we’re also making friends that we need to send cards to, too!
Q. Can I send a postcard on Send a Card to a Friend Day?
A. Yes. Sending a postcard is just as nice as sending a folded card.
Q. How much does it cost to mail a card?
A. The single-piece rate is 58¢ per one ounce. However, if you mail a standard postcard, the current rate is 40¢.