Send a Card and Raise a Smile!
This week sees the start of National 'Thinking of You' week, promoted by the Greeting Card Association, to highlight the emotional power of sending and receiving greeting cards. The aim is to create a wave of happiness across the nation by encouraging everyone to send a card a day during the last week in September.
It has been scientifically proven that receiving a handwritten card makes people feel much more special then receiving texts, emails or Facebook messages. And it feels good to send them too!
This is great for everyone's health and wellbeing: Cognitive neuroscientist, Dr Lynda Shaw, firmly believes that receiving cards helps to stave off feelings of loneliness and isolation, increases self-esteem and even helps to ward off the early stages of depression.
You could write a message just to say hello, to tell someone you love them, to make them laugh, be supportive in times of trouble, or just to say . . . thinking of you!