I spent a bit of time at craft fairs this fall. Oh, the people I met were EVERYTHING.
– shy and
I LOVED craft-fairing this year! I will tell you about some of these people here in a minute.
BUT FIRST, SOME BACKGROUND
One of the products I offered was a 30 card box of cards for $30. They are gorgeous. Many people fell in love with the value, AND the box, and were quite happy to have something to gift that was so beautiful and useful.
[They can actually be ordered here: https://form.jotform.com/81724243661152]
However, one of the things I was surprised by was the number of people who said, “Nobody sends cards anymore.”
I was so intrigued by this person, Nobody!
I really wanted to meet them!
But they couldn’t pinpoint who Nobody was.
So I would ask them, “Do YOU send cards?” and of course there were varying responses. Some remembered they LOVED to, others told me stories about cards they had received in years past and what they meant to them, others snapped up the chance to gift a box.
But many were held back by this Nobody person.
EVERYONE KNEW THIS NOBODY
I’m not sure when Nobody started dictating what one person did or wanted to do, but it made me sad that they had so much pull on individuals’ lives 🙂
Of course, I am completely joking here! I know what they were saying. I absolutely get it. But what I don’t get is their response to this trend.
You probably heard this from a parent, “Just because Everybody is doing it, you don’t have to.”
Well, my friend, here’s its cousin:
“Just because Nobody is doing it, doesn’t mean you CAN’T.”
And it’s true.
YOU can do it. Plus, it’s a blast to come up with ways to say thank you. Here’s one of my favorite ones from an 80s themed Facebook book-party I did a couple of years ago.
And here’s another one I did for a book-partying friend who was totally into exercise.
I’ve since changed my biz name to “Wendy’s Happy Books” so that I wouldn’t have to keep spelling “Usborne” but you get the idea, which is…
YOU CAN HAVE FUN THANKING PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Communication in any form is valuable. By my scientific estimates, however, the value of a piece of snail mail is worth 10 times that of an email.
Receiving a card in the mail means someone took that time to think of you AND gave you a gift – amazing.
Plus, the value of encouragement and recognition for doing something sweet, or doing something well, simply increases the happy vibes in the world.
And we all know we need more of that.
So, don’t let Nobody rule your actions. Let Everyone know they are Someone to you. Send them a thank you message in some way shape or form.
If you need a corny version of it, I’m not employed by Hallmark (yet) but as my two-piece portfolio above shows, I can certainly help you out 😉
And when you need a box of cards that will save you at least 30 minutes of wandering Target and thereby $100 of ghost purchases, let me know. They will ship within days of your order (valid for continental US).
I challenge you to send TWO thank you cards this week!
And Happy THANKING!!!!!!
Let me know your thoughts, or how it goes, in the comments below 🙂
—–Did you know USPS will SEND you stamps? It’s true! Here’s the direct link: https://store.usps.com/store/results/stamps/_/N-9y93lv?_requestid=394290
Order a box of cards here: https://form.jotform.com/81724243661152
I do offer a Holiday box, All Occasion boxes, and Kids Birthday Card Boxes as well:
I’m all about sending JOY to the world! 🙂