#972 The Birthday Card

Remember the sparkly 90s cards with a power ranger, Scooby Doo, alien, or some other colorful character on the front? Those were the days! With the advent of the digital age (and the end of the amazing 90s), sending paper greeting cards for special occasions has become less common with the new norm now digital greeting cards, text messages, and “Happy Birthday” Facebook posts.

Call me old fashioned, but it’s nice knowing that someone went through the extra effort to pick up a card, buy a stamp, and dig through their old mail to find your address. Stuffed between bills and ten pieces of junk mail that have misspelled your name at least four different ways, this square-shaped envelope with your actual name (instead of “Current Resident”) is a pleasant surprise.

Show a friend that you’re thinking about him/her on their birthday and surprise them with a card via snail mail! Paper greeting cards can often be pricey, but Trader Joe’s has tastefully designed cards at just $1. If you need some inspiration for what to write in your card, googling “Birthday Card Messages” will give you lots of ideas for writing an eloquent note to your friend or family member!


“You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life.” – Coco Chanel

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