If you have some time, run out to the store for one or two packs of Valentine’s cards (six for $4 at Walmart) and a box of individually-wrapped flavored tea bags .
Are you back from the store?
Address the cards, write a note about sharing a quiet moment and a cup of tea with your friend and insert a tea bag in the card.
You just started a good new habit for early February each year. Other inserts you can try are photos, bookmarks, decorative post-it note pads, and handmade items. I make plastic canvas magnets throughout the year that I can stick in a card. You could also consider enclosing the card and a DVD of Magdalena in a padded envelope. (Do you have flat card-sized gift ideas that enclose well in a card?)
A friend had suggested to me once that the widows on our donor team probably do not want reminders of birthdays and anniversaries. I had already been sending birthday and anniversary cards for years and thought of James 1:27 which says, “religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress…” I decided that day to start sending Valentines to some of the widows and single women on our donor team.
You could also pick out a few women friends to send an eValentine to. I sent these two this year:
You could record which eCard you send in your donor’s TntMPD’s history so you don’t use the same eCard next year.
Do you have a favorite eCard website that you like to use?
In Part Two of this series, I will talk about how I manage to send over 100 eCards and over 200 greeting cards per year, not including 300 Christmas cards. . . and in a non-stressful, manageable way.
NOTE: I recommend TntMPD to keep track of birthdays and anniversaries and more ….
- Visit the Correspondence Series for help on organizing your greeting cards and more.
- Photo courtesy of FreeFoto.com
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I really contemplate the reason you titled this post, “eCards and Valentines | eQuipping for eMinistry”.
Either way I personally adored the article!Thanks a lot,Roger