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The joy of sending and receiving greetings cards

— by Alyson Walsh

 

When it comes to greetings cards, it really does work both ways. I love sending cards to the friends I don’t see very often, to mark special occasions or just to say a quick hello  –  and I’m always chuffed to receive a thank you note through the post. Even more so now that we are constantly wired. Because I spend so many hours looking at a screen, I prefer keep a proper diary rather than a digital version, and still read actual books and newspapers. Retaining some analogue rituals, instead of doing everything online, can be good for you.

 

 

To me, thank you cards are a sign of good manners. After receiving Christmas and birthday gifts, my friend’s young daughters always send a thoughtful hand-written note; I save these up, together with my favourite greetings cards and place them in a pile behind a small vintage vase on the kitchen shelf; or arrange the posher ones on our picture ledge in the hallway. It takes time to choose the right card, to write a message (even though my handwriting is wobbly, these days) and then pop it in the post (more analogue action) and often these missives will be kept for a very long time. And this is why my latest collaboration with Charlotte Day the designer from Dandy Star is a selection of greetings cards. Most have an age-positive message and can be used for birthdays, thank you notes or simply sent to cheer up an old friend.

 

The greetings cards are available to buy individually for £3.50, or as a gift box set of six, for £22. Available from Dandy Star HERE.

 

 

Check out the TNMA Edit for more age-positive gift ideas, HERE. These are exclusive items created in collaboration with small, independent designers.

And, we have new T-shirts coming soon!

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