Did you know that there is a National Thinking of You Week?
The UK based Greeting Card Association has launched a new special week to highlight the power of sending and receiving greeting cards. The last one was between the 22nd – 28th September 2014. The Greeting Card Association’s aim is to create a wave of caring and happiness across the nation by encouraging everyone to send a card a day during the last week of September each year. The Greeting Card Association was established in 1919 and is an independent not-for-profit organisation which represents the UK greeting card industry and is run by its members.
Everyone associated with the greeting card industry knows that cards are always positively received and it has been scientifically proven that as well as having a positive effect they make people feel special too. In this day and age of text, e-mail and Facebook messaging it is far more meaningful to receive a handwritten card.
Some interesting facts about the UK Greeting Card Industry that you may not know:
~ In 2013 sales of UK greeting cards were worth approx. £1,372 million
~ The industry is responsible both directly/indirectly for creating 100,000 UK jobs
~ The average price of a card in the UK is £1.42
~ The commercial Christmas card was invented in 1846 by Sir Henry Cole
~ No other country has such a tradition of card sending/display in the home
~ The sending and receiving of cards is an important part of our English culture
~ Outside of Christmas the main card sending event is Mother’s Day
~ 85% of cards are purchased by women.
So How Do You Get Involved With This Great Initiative
The idea is to send seven greeting cards during this week and encourage everyone you know to do the same. Give them in person, send them in the post or pop them through a neighbour’s letterbox. It is a great way of re-connecting with someone that you haven’t spoken to for a long time, remind someone that you love them or send a message of support to someone in need.
If this is something you would like to do, I am more than happy to help you with your card sending. Please contact me via love-sending-cards.com and I can show you a quick, easy and cost effective way to start your card sending to those you care about.
Until next time