Thinking of You Week: What it is and How You Can Join

by Carli Ricker

As a stationary store, we might be the tiniest (alright, a lot) biased, but we think one of the best ways to show someone some love is through sending a good ol' fashioned card. Stamp and all. There's something so simple yet wonderfully surprising about flipping through the usual mail pile of bills and advertisements to find a hand addressed envelope from a loved one. 

To encourage the sending of cards, Paper Luxe is proud and ecstatic to be participating in Thinking of You Week. This week long practice of sending out greeting cards was first started in 2014 by the trade body for the British greeting card community, the Greeting Card Association. The Association started Thinking of You Week to "harness the emotional power of cards, to create a wave of love, caring and happiness around the world, by encouraging everyone to send cards to different people during the week." 

So, during Thinking of You Week, we encourage you to take the time to sit down with pen and paper and write to someone who's been on your mind. Whether that be a family member, college pal, or out-of-state friend, let them know you've been thinking of them. You can share life updates, a funny story, or even throw in an old photograph, should you feel so inclined. All that matters is your cards recipient feels encouraged and loved through your words. 

To help get you started for this card sending extravaganza, we here at Paper Luxe have put together special Thinking of You card packs. Each pack includes five cards from several of our favorite brands such as E. Frances and Graphic Anthology, and one surprise card. To give you more time to write, each pack also comes with a Sarasa gel pen and five forever stamps. All you need to do is write and send! 

Thinking of You Week Card Pack - $29.99

If you've got specific cards in mind for your loved ones, Paper Luxe has got you covered as well. Through Sept. 20th-26th, we will be having a card sale where our entire inventory of greeting cards will be 25% OFF. 

Paper Luxe is counting down the hours until Thinking of You Week begins and can't wait for you to join us in staying connected to those we love through a card. After all, while DM's on social media and texts are convenient and still effective, the power the written word has to convey how much we care for someone is simply unmatched.