Right now, many of us are feeling isolated due to social distancing. It is more important than ever to look for new ways (and some tried and true ways) to reach out to friends, family, and those who might be struggling. Sending a hand-written card is a great way to bridge that distance between ourselves and our community and really brighten someone’s day.
Let’s energize the Thinking of You Week community to send cards and encourage others to do the same!
You can order stamps online from USPS and have them delivered to your house, so you don’t have to go to the post office!
The businesses that make up the greeting card industry are comprised of writers, artists and stores owners who all have a beautiful and unique perspective.
We are connectors and reaching out is what we do. As we all globally experience covid-19, we are sharing information, techniques and inventory to help others bridge the distance we all feel from a lack of connection.
Please use hashtags #bridgesocialdistance #thinkingofyou on Social Media so we can find your messages too.
Here are some ideas of how Greeting cards can help to bridge the social distance:
- write a thank you card to someone working in the medical field, or employees at your local grocery store
- send a card to friend who may be feeling overwhelmed or anxious
- encourage kids to write cards thanking their teachers for all that they do
- send a funny card to brighten someone’s day and make them laugh
- relax and unwind by coloring a coloring card and send it to someone, or hang it up on your wall!
- send a thinking of you card to an elderly person to let them know you are there for them if they need anything. If you don’t know many elderly persons, try this: lovefortheelderly.org
- Send a card to your favorite bar or restaurant, the hospitality industry is being hit particularly hard.
Bridging Social Distance – The Toolkit
We’ve created some images for you to use to help spread the Bridging Social Distance message. Please use them as you see fit!