"After my college graduation, all my friends and I ended up living in totally different cities across the country. It felt tough trying to comfort each other from thousands of miles away, especially when we were once able to drive a minute down the road to give them a huge hug. Being able to really take the time out of your day to sit down and write them words of encouragement can feel so uplifting, even when we're states away."
“I have a whole box of cards from friends and family over the years that mean a lot to me and I go through them when I’m having a bad day. Knowing how these cards can brighten my day, I try to do the same for my friends and family because something as simple as writing a little note can make us feel so much closer.”
"During college, I started sending cards with personal messages to my best friends back home, just as a cute way to keep in touch. It developed into a habit, and now I send surprise cards when one of my friends has a big accomplishment or just needs a special surprise to brighten their day. It always means a lot to them!"
"From a very young age, my Grandma always encouraged me to send handwritten thank you cards. That habit has stuck with me through the years and makes me smile and think of her every time I mail a card. I love sending them today to say thanks for the more obvious things like gifts and to also remind friends and family how thankful I am to have them in my life."
In an instant, a handwritten card—from a friend, former roommate, or someone special can make it feel like wherever you are in the world right now, they’re right there with you. Here, five editors share why they love to send (and receive) cards. For more card sending inspo, click here!
- Felicity Warner, Associate Features Editor
"There is simply nothing better than getting home to a card from someone you love. Wherever they are, or wherever you are, in that instant you feel insanely connected and loved. That’s why I love to send a spontaneous, “Hi! I appreciate you in my life and I'm happy we are friends,” note. "
- Maddie Hiatt, Social Media Editor
- Gina Escandon, Beauty & Culture Editor
- Madeleine Bokan, Branded Content Editor
- Danielle Tullo, Deputy Editor