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Thinking of You Week | Sept. 18-24, 2023


What did we do before the internet? I find myself asking this question often, especially as I watch my kids grow up with the World Wide Web at their fingertips. Thanks to the internet, today's world moves faster than ever before. But you know what can't be rushed? Relationships. Regardless of how rapidly the world spins, nurturing relationships will always demand time and effort–as it should.


We should slow down, savor that cup of coffee with a friend, or put down our phone when our kids have something really cool to show us. While everything else may zoom by at the speed of light, let's remember to hit the brakes when it truly matters most.


If you feel like you're constantly racing from one thing to the next and long to slow down, I have some exciting news for you: Thinking of You Week is just around the corner. It's the perfect opportunity to cherish the relationships you hold dear and let your loved ones know how much they mean to you.


What is Thinking of You Week?

Thinking of You Week is an annual event that promotes the thoughtful act of sending greeting cards and messages to loved ones and friends. It aims to strengthen personal connections by encouraging people to take a moment to express their appreciation for others. During this week, participants are encouraged to send cards, notes, or messages to let someone know they are thinking of them, offering support, love, or simply a friendly hello.





Why Send Greeting Cards?

Receiving a greeting card in the mail is like getting a little present! Hidden amongst bills and junk mail, a greeting card is an unexpected delight that can make someone's week. Our lives are busier than ever, so when you write and send someone a card just for them, they know they're worth your precious time and attention.


How to Participate

Write and send cards between September 18-24 during Thinking of You Week! You might even inspire your recipients to reciprocate and find yourself on the receiving end.


Who to Send Cards to

Make a list of family and friends who might enjoy receiving a card. Don't forget about neighbors, your local barista–heck, even your postman might enjoy an unexpected surprise during Thinking of You Week.


Here are ideas to help you get started:

  • Mom

  • Dad

  • Brother/sister

  • Grandparent

  • BFF

  • Coworkers

  • Mentor

  • Neighbor

  • Teacher

Write a Meaningful Message

People tell me all the time, 'I'm no good with words' or 'I don't know what to say'. I'm going to let you in on a little secret. What you write doesn't really matter. Wow, that feels blasphemous coming from someone with a writing background. But I'm here to say that it truly is the thought that counts in moments like this. But if you've got a terrible case of writer's block, here are a few prompts to help you get started:


  • Let your friend know how much you appreciate them

  • Thank your neighbor for helping out

  • Tell your mom what a great job she does

  • Share a funny joke or memory with a friend

  • Thank Dad for his handyman skills

  • Express your appreciation for a friend's support

  • Thank a coworker for their help on your latest project


Beyond Thinking of You Week

But here's the real beauty of Thinking of You Week: it serves as a reminder that you don't have to wait for a special occasion to send cards to family and friends – you can do it anytime! Once you witness the joy an unexpected card can bring, you'll likely be hooked. Whether you're offering words of encouragement or celebrating a unique friendship, a heartfelt card can make a significant impact.


And if you decide you want the celebration to continue, I've got just the thing for you. The Just Because Card Club delivers a box of greeting cards straight to your door each month. With a stash of cards on hand, say goodbye to those last-minute Target runs. We want to make staying connected to our loved ones simple and easy.








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