Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Send a Card to a Friend Day

In this day of social media, texts, and emails, it's nice to remember friends with an actual card sent through "snail" mail. Today is Send a Card to a Friend Day.

Truffle deciding which card to send to her friends


Mom Paula is "as old as dirt" so she remembers a time before computers, email, texts, smartphone, and cell phones. To call someone, one had to pick up a corded phone and if they lived more than 30 miles away, the cost was prohibitive because you were charged long distance fees. She remembers waiting by the mailbox for cards and letters from friends, especially when she moved away from home. However, it's 2018 and the digital age has everyone glued to their cell phones for communication. This day is set aside to remember our friends with a card they can actually hold in their hands.

Which card to you think Lola, Lexy, and Mom Dawn will like?

Some of the cat bloggers are participating in a special Send a Card to a Friend exchange. We partnered with another cat blogger and one person sent the card (with a little something extra) to another friend and posted about it today. The recipient will post tomorrow (or soon after receiving the card) about their excitement in receiving a card. Mom Paula use to send cards all the time and had some cards with cats on them from her office but she couldn't find them, so she went out shopping for cards. She couldn't believe the lack of cards with cats on them for friendship, especially in the Hallmark Store! She managed to find a few cards at PetSmart and brought them home for us to choose which one to send.

Brulee chose this special card. Can you tell treats were involved?

We chose a special card showing a Persian on top of a heat/ac vent because it reminded us of our flowing fur when their air is blowing. We'll let Lola, Lexy, and Mom Dawn from Lola the Rescued Cat share the sentiment inside. We also sent a little something extra for Lola and Lexy to play with (sorry, we only had one) and for Mom Dawn to wear. We hope they enjoy the items because they were picked out with love and friendship.

When was the last time you sent a card to a friend? What's your favorite memory of receiving a card?

28 comments:

  1. My momma luvs sending cards - she sent tons to her mom when she wuz in college and luved gettin em too.

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  2. I like getting Christmas cards and birthday cards because it means someone went out of their way to think of me. :)

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  3. I love that card! It reminds my human of Marilyn Monroe. I think the tradition of sending cards is getting lost... I would love to see it come back a little more.

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  4. We like getting snail mail too. That card is cute

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  5. We heard that one of our friends is sending us a card! We can't wait to get it!

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  6. That looks like fun and your photos are darn cute!

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  7. I luv cards with Persian kitties on them and cards with a kitty theme, of course! Mom sends cards throughout the year to friends and family. She also still writes letters by to a good friend. She wishes more people would still write letters that way. Winky winks silver doll! -Valentine (& Mom) of Noir Kitty Mews

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  8. I miss hand written letter, I think I will write to a friend. I remember running up long distance bills.

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  9. We send a card, or rather two cards : Zorro sent one, and I sent one, and we hope our friends will enjoy it. Purrs, Pixie

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  10. What a sweet card! We can't wait to see Lexi & Lola's reaction to it :)

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  11. We just LOVE our card! And the goodies that came with it! Thank you so much, girls, and Mom Paula, too. We're blessed to have such great friends.

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  12. That's a great card you chose, Brulee! We bet Lexy, Lola and Mom Dawn will love it!

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  13. I've had good luck finding cat cards in the grocery store. Lately, I haven't been able to find anything at Hallmark. You ladies chose a purrfect card! :)

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  14. It's sad that the art of sending physical cards has diminished so much. I have a good friend, whose name happens to be Paula!, who sends us beautiful hand made cards. They're so pretty & special, hand crafted with love! It means a lot to us.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  15. I had several good pen pals for many years, but I never rarely cards in the mail anymore. I made Valentine's Day cards this year to send to some people, but then I lost my nerve thinking the cards weren't good enough. Now it is too late!

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  16. I still love sending cards every Christmas, even though most people don't anymore. It's just a ton of fun!

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  17. That's a lovely thought. I loved getting all the cards from the holiday card exchange. We still have them up on the wall.

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  18. I totally agree!!!
    I belong to one of these groups - a random card, gift etc exchange. Not sure if it is the one you are referring to though.
    I have yet to send any out but plan to after the BlogPaws conference!
    I agree with everything here other than mom being as old as dirt LOL
    The ART of writing has passed sadly.
    Cards are wonderful and so are letters!

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  19. That is a good to send a friend a card. People like to get mail.

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  20. Actual physical card? I can't remember when I last sent one of those :-) Mom-in-law is big on sending cards, though.

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  21. I love getting mail! Better than the bills or spam snail mail! This is a great idea.

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  22. I love getting real post! Mostly, if we do receive any it's thank you cards nowadays.

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  23. I give cards fairly frequently to my teacher friends. I put them in their teacher mailbox in the office, so I'm hoping that still counts. Cards from students are my favorites, especially if the student references something specific about class that they'll always remember. I'll read those cards years later and I'll remember that moment too.

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  24. Hey ! I too remember the days of long distance fees and snail mail. I still love getting cards in the mail. Hmm the last time I remember sending snail mail was during the holidays in the BlogPaws card exchange. Fun times. Will do again . Nice choice Brulee!

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  25. Oh you did make me laugh 30 miles is long distance. How things have changed eh? Cards? Love them. I am going to send more in 2018 as I know a surprise card can brighten a day and it hits the spot doesn't it Brulee :-)

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  26. I love this idea! I'm "old as dirt, too!" because I remember always rushing as a young girl down to our mailbox to get a letter or audio cassette tape (remember those?!) from my grandmother and then-boyfriend in the Marines. What a thrill when mail would arrive! I have been going through my Mom's personal things since her passing, and she has a box of letters and cards sent to her from my Dad when he was overseas during WWII, and all through the years of their marriage, as well as a stack of letters from her mother sent to her when she moved away with our family. Such treasures! I fear the beauty of seeing words and feelings depicted in someone's personal handscript is so lost to today's generation. Sad, really. My family knows I l-o-v-e to receive cards, so I still fortunately get those!

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  27. We used to love sending cards to everyone and my late father had a greeting card business, my sister still has boxes of his cards. He passed away 29 plus years ago. Today we all use email only because we are all over the world and it is easier. But those were the good old days

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