Sending Love

Who sends cards anymore?

I must admit I’m not good at sending cards anymore. However, I am reminded of the importance of cards during my recent birthday. I got several cards for the first time in years and it really blessed me.

A card says:

I’m thinking about you

I care about you

I wish you well

I’m sorry

I love you

It’s a simple card and I think many people quit buying them because they have become expensive over the years. But you can buy them for $.50 at the Dollar Store. They don’t have to be high quality cards and honestly who cares if they are or not. This is the one thing that truly has meaning left in this world that cannot be misunderstood.

Think about the last time you received a card and how it made you feel.

I started thinking about all the cards I’ve received over the years and a few came to mind. My dad got me a huge Valentine card one year when I was a little girl. I kept it and I’ve kept several over the years. I have cards my parents gave or sent me that are precious to me now since they are both deceased. Since letters are no longer a thing, a card is a simple way of sending love.

Did you know that sending love is like being generous?

And I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ. Your love has given me much joy and comfort for your kindness has often refreshed the hearts of God’s people. Philemon 1:6-7

Putting into action the generosity that spurs love prepares our hearts to receive all God’s goodness. And refreshing the hearts of people by letting them know they are important is God’s simple work of love.

My sister-in-law is the absolute best at sending cards. Tonya has not missed one of my birthdays since I’ve been a part of the family. One year, her card was the only card I received in the mail. That may sound sad, but honestly it was so uplifting that she thought of me and went to the trouble of buying and mailing me a card. You never know how sending a card will bless someone and it will actually cost you more in love and time than it will in money.

So after reflecting on the importance of cards, I am going to try and send more cards this year.

Want to join me?