Special occasions are synonymous with greeting cards.
Birthdays. Weddings. Anniversaries. Graduations.
But perhaps the most low-key special occasion is not technically a “special occasion” at all. It’s everyday life, which is a cause for celebration itself.
Thinking of you cards holds the power to surprise your recipient even more since it’s probably unexpected. It’s a way to show someone you care and let them in on your thoughts.
What Is a Thinking of You Card?
A thinking of you card is a greeting card that includes a note to remind someone you love that you’re, yes, thinking of them.
Simply put, it’s an act of kindness.
There doesn’t have to be a specific reason to send it, but it can be tied to:
- Rekindling a relationship
- Expressing encouragement
- An invitation to catch up
- Cheering someone up
- A get well soon wish
When to Send a Thinking of You Card
Since there are no rules to thinking of you cards, there’s no due date on when to send one. However, if the reason for which you’re sending it relates to an event or particular moment in your recipient’s life, send it around that time. It will make it that much more impactful.
Tips for Sending a Thinking of You Card
When you’re thinking about what to write in a thinking of you card, keep in mind to make it personal.
So, how do you write a thoughtful card?
First off, choose a card design that you think would fit best with your recipient’s style. You can even take the DIY route and make your own.
Next, it’s time to write. It can be pretty intimidating to stare at the blank space inside a thinking of you card that doesn’t always come with a pre-written message inside. But this also offers you the chance to get creative and make the greeting anything you want it to be.
You get to choose the tone: want to make it sound casual, funny, loving, or professional? Feel free to add your personality to it.
Don’t stress too much about the length of your note. Sometimes, short sayings can be the most impactful. Again, it’s all preference, and of course, each greeting may differ upon who you’re sending it to.
Then, before sending, make sure you have their most up-to-date address or email address.
Words to Write Instead of Thinking of You
Let’s say you’re sending a card just because. Wondering what can I say instead of thinking of you?
- Just so you know, you’re always on my mind.
- Sending you a note just because every day is a special occasion with you.
- I love you. That’s all.
- Sending you a big hug, just because.
- Happy [add the day of the week]! Every day feels like a celebration with you.
Messages that Say ‘I Miss You’
Maybe you haven’t seen a friend in a while or are in a long-distance relationship. If you’re wondering what to write in a thinking of you card, try…
- I just miss you (a lot).
- Three words: I. Miss. You.
- Even though we’re miles apart, know that I’m always thinking of you.
- I only miss you when I’m breathing.
- You’re on my mind and in my heart.
Messages to Celebrate a Happy Moment
This section goes out to celebrate happy moments. Maybe your recipient just accomplished a milestone or you just moved in with a loved one. These are the times to spread words of encouragement as they step into a new life chapter. Card-wise, here are a few ideas on greetings…
- Today, we celebrate you. Sending you a burst of happiness.
- Congrats on your new journey! As always, you’re going to do amazing.
- Here’s to life — and how happy I am with you in it.
- Always knew you were capable of extraordinary things. Keep on crushing it.
- Celebrating you, today and every day.
Words to Share Sympathy
What do you write in a card to someone going through a hard time? Perhaps they’re not feeling well or are just in need of some cheering up. Look to these lighthearted messages to include…
- You’re one tough cookie and I know you can get through anything.
- Just know I’m always here for you.
- Hope you’re feeling better and better every day.
- Get well soon. Thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery.
- Cheer up, buttercup.
Warm Messages to Sign-Off
Okay, so you’ve picked out the card and written your greeting. The last words to write are the sign-off. You can’t go wrong with…
- Warm wishes
- Take care
- Love, your friend [add your name].
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