Thursday, April 12, 2018

What to write on the inside of cards?

The fantastic discussion and idea-sharing is continuing on Instagram. (Find us @MailItMonday) Everyone has such wonderful ideas to share with the community about the insides of our cards. Today is the big one. The toughest part of all. What to write on the inside. ???

There are many ways to write on the inside, but finding the words you truly want to say can be difficult. Especially in difficult situations. What it really boils down to is, sincerity. That's it. Say what is on your heart. You can never go wrong by expressing you. 

But, if you still need a road map and some more encouragement, use these simple steps to get yourself started. While these are simple, I have found they help me map out the words that my heart is trying to express.

Card Inside Writing Tips:
  1. Opener-say hello, hi, dear, or use a silly nickname. Add the recipient's name and you have a great start!
  2. Explain why you are sending a card and note. Maybe its a special occasion, illness, or maybe something made you think of that person today. Focus on the recipient and why the need or want to hear from you.
  3. Share a little bit more. Maybe expand on what made you think of them, share a story, pay them a compliment, tell them what they mean to you, etc.
  4. Wrap it up by repeating why you wrote, or wish them well.
  5. Sign off. Use whatever closing works for the reason you are sending the card. For me personally, love is never a bad way to sign off.

Resources for finding wording for the insides of cards:

The Best Tips for Card Insides from the Card-Mailing community at Mail It Monday:
  • Carry the theme of the front of the card to the inside.
    • Stamp the same images in lighter colors.
      • The lighter colors of ink allow you to still write.
    • Use a small strip of the same patterned paper as the front.
  • Write words from your heart.
    • Start with the recipient's name.
    • Think about and visualize the person you are writing to. Imagine a conversation.
    • Keep it simple.
    • Write large with a large pen. Wink.
    • Stamp a sentiment that conveys your message.
    • If you do not like your handwriting, type it on your computer and print it out.

My favorite idea yet. This came from a couple of Mail It Monday community members, who were happy to share the idea and pass it along. The idea is this; take a piece of paper and write these words on the inside. Your card makes someone's day, but also becomes a gift for them to pass along! Brilliant!
"I didn't sign this card before I sent it to you,
instead it hold my fondest wish that I have for you.
So if you find you need to brighten someone's day,
then take this card, sign it, and send it on its way."

So write on the insides my fellow card-mailers!

Sincerely Yours,

1 comment:

Karen Rose said...

Great ideas Kimberly. I will try to mail more cards and brighten people's days!

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