Ugh. January is so depressing. Not only is the weather terrible, but I miss the warm and fuzzy feeling I got when I came home to a mailbox full of holiday cheer. I loved having a mantle full of cards to be reminded of what is really important: friends and family. Why is it that people only send cards around the holidays?
I’m lucky enough to belong to an old school style club of friends, and we send one another cards pretty frequently throughout the year. I got ten cards in the mail on my birthday last year! It was amazing (Cough, Cough…March 10th) The point being, I love cards, so when Hallmark reached out about LBMT participating in their “Card it Forward” Challenge, I jumped at the chance.
The essence of the challenge is that you send (or leave, or give) one card every day for seven days for someone you know. Then you also leave THEM a blank card so they can “Card it Forward.”
There have been a few days since the Christmas Holiday, where I have had a really terrible day only to come home and find a postcard or sweet message from a friend (who doesn’t live in my city, and thus I do not get to see that often.) I know that things are moving toward a more digital format, but I really hope sending cards and other correspondence in the mail is something our culture does not lose. It really is the best.
To help you reconnect with others Hallmark has generously offered a discount code for LBMT readers to use ALL YEAR LONG to reach out and connect with friends. Just order online and use the code BLOG30 to buy cards for 30 percent off on Hallmark.com throughout the year.