💌 Five Reasons to Send a Card in January 💌

by Kate Elling

Here are 5 little opportunities to spread some light in a world that is too often lit by screens. You can pause for 10 minutes at any point in your day and put a little love into a card. For the recipient, it’s such a fun surprise to get a real and personal note in the mail.

January 10 - Houseplant Appreciation Day

“We are happiest when we are growing.” - William Butler Yeats

Perhaps we are happiest when plants are growing, too. Share your appreciation for houseplants with a friend or make a date to help someone who has trouble keeping their houseplants healthy. Here are some possible cards:

Hang Out More Often Funny Friendship Card

plant friend card

Plant Friend Card

cats in plants pop up cardCats in Plants Pop-up Card


January 14 - National Letter Writing Week

If you don’t know what to say, start by telling the recipient where you are and what the scene is like. Or tell a little story of something that happened to you recently. Ask them how they have been doing, or what books they have been reading.

brown paper packages card

Brown Paper Package with String Greeting Card

hope this thistle makes you smile card

Hope Thistle Makes You Smile Card

pure sunshine card

Pure Sunshine Card

January 21 - National Hugging Day

In-person hugs release a powerful hormone called oxytocin into our bloodstream which fights loneliness and counteracts life’s stresses. Sending a hug in the mail can make someone’s day and perhaps lead to some in-person hugs.

big hugs bear card

Big Hugs Bear Card

big hug kitten card

Big Hug Kitten Card

hugs from the PNW tree hugger card

Hugs from the PNW Tree Hugger Card


January 24 - National Compliment Day

Gratitude causes joy, so tell the people in your life how much you appreciate them.

if friends were flowers card

If Friends Were Flowers Card

I appreciate you card

I Appreciate You Card

treasure rainbow card

Treasure Rainbow Card

January - National Tea Month

Make a cup of tea, get yourself a pen that you like and send a card.

koala-tea time card

Koala-Tea Time Card