National Send a Card to a Friend Day (February 7)
Check out the weird holiday National Send a Card to a Friend Day on February 7. Learn today’s history, and get ideas on how to celebrate.
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History of Send a Card to a Friend Day
Sending cards to a friend is something that has been done since ancient times.
The Chines and Egyptians would send elegant messages on different types of paper.
Later, during the Rennaisance (1400s), greeting cards began to be sent for different types of holidays throughout Europe.
Then in Victorian times (1800s), the greeting card was used even more for birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and other holidays. In the 1860s, publishing companies began large-scale production of greeting cards.
In 1910, Joyce C. Hall founded Hallmark, which is the oldest and largest card manufacturer in the United States.
Before the internet, greeting cards were used regularly to express gratitude, birthday wishes, and even to just let someone know you were thinking of them.
While a text or an e-card (developed in 1995) is thoughtful, there’s something special about getting a physical card in the mail, which is what this day is all about.
Ideas for National Send a Card to a Friend Day
You can purchase a greeting card, or you can make some of the ones below.
Happy Mail Gift Tags
Today for National Send a Card to a Friend Day, use these free happy printable notes to spread cheer.
How to Make Pressed Flower Greeting Cards
Here are easy instructions for how to make pressed flower greeting cards yourself on National Send a Card to a Friend Day.
Free Printable "You Are Loved" Card Set
Create a handmade card and envelope on National Send a Card to a Friend Day to remind someone that they are loved!
3 Printable Note Cards FREE that you can download now!
These Printable Note Cards are perfect for any occasion, including National Send a Card to a Friend Day! A quick thank you card, a hello, or a miss you card. Print these notecards at home, add a personal message, and make your recipient smile today!
Easy Sprinkles Lollipop Card Tutorial
Do you love handmade cards? This homemade card featuring sprinkle-topped lollipops is so easy to make, and makes such a delightful, charming card to give for National Send a Card to a Friend Day or any whimsical event.
I Like the Way You Roll! Free Printable Sushi Cards
Have a friend who just loves sushi? Then on National Send a Card to a Friend Day, send them one of these two free printable sushi roll cards!
Free Printable Simple DIY Birthday Cards
Sit down on National Send a Card to a Friend Day and make a bunch of birthday cards you can use throughout the entire year!
5 Reasons Why Kids Need to Write Thank You Cards
While it may be true that writing thank you letters is a dying art, it still holds a great importance in helping shape our children, and National Send a Card to a Friend Day is a great to do it.
Doing so isn’t a practice in futility. Writing and sending letters in the mail allows the sender to express gratitude in a meaningful way, and it gives the receiver a greater sense of weight and appreciation.
Coffee Filter Heart Card with Printable
This coffee filter heart card has a printable to help this fun kid’s craft be an easy one, as well. Let’s get started with this sweet little heart craft for National Send a Card to a Friend Day.
Potato Print Thank You Cards with snowmen and trees
One fun way to celebrate National Send a Card to a Friend Day is to use a potato and some paint to make thank-you cards from the gifts you received over the holidays!
How to Make Pop Up Heart Card
This is how to make a pretty pop up heart card that is perfect for National Send a Card to a Friend Day or just a fun craft for kids too. Making paper flowers is simple using this technique and you can create any shape you like to make a fun pop up card for a loved one or friend.
How to Make an Easy Origami Card
Learn how to make an easy origami greeting card for National Send a Card to a Friend Day by following these simple steps. Think origami paper folding is difficult? Not when you follow the directions here. You’ll have an origami greeting card in no time!
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