Striking the write note

24 April 2017

It's out with the email and in with snail mail, as Forever Card gets us writing!

24th April- 30th April 2017  is National Stationery Week. Which means we're getting motived to get more people putting pen to paper and writing more often, whether that’s by sending more letters and cards to loved ones, keeping a diary of your day to day, or, if you’re feeling particularly creative, writing a story.

Here at Caroline Gardner we believe in the importance of giving and, in particular, we think that sending a card is a simple gesture that we should do frequently and joyfully. Popping a thoughtful message in the post is a wonderful way to brighten someone’s day. It’s an old-fashioned approach, some might say, when our lives are so fast-paced and technology-filled, but we think that’s exactly why cards like this are so warmly appreciated and necessary.

What’s more, we think that expressing affection or appreciation shouldn’t cost a thing. That’s why we are launching the Forever card AND it's completely FREE – our little gift to you, and a whole load of other recipients throughout the card’s lifespan.

And the most important part – there’s no occasion required! These are cards designed to be received out of the blue, to signify something that might not otherwise have been a card-giving occasion. We’re seeing a growing wave of sentimentally; not the gushy and garish type, but the subtle kind that shows someone just how special they are.

4 Steps to...

...sending a Forever Card

1. Sign up for your FREE Forever card below by completing the form below.
2. When your card arrives write a thoughtful message and insert into the messageholder slots. 
3. On the back you can track the cards journey by colouring a heart, why not include the date or your initals too.
4. Address your envelope and attach a stamp. Post it!

...receiving a Forever Card

1. When you receive your Forever card enjoy it and when you're done be sure to keep the message inside.
2. Send it on to the next recipient by replacing the message with a handwritten note of your own.
3. Download and print a new patterned envelope for the card on the Caroline Gardner website
4. On the back of the card, colour in the next heart to track its journey
5. Address the envelope, attach a stamp and post it.
The process repeats for the next recipient. And so on, and so on…

 So...tell your brother how much he means to you, let your maid of honour know you couldn’t have done it without her, or cheer up your bestie when they’ve had a tough week. It need not be a grand gesture; a card can say big things, so let's get writing!

Read more about National Stationery Week, how it began and the projects it’s inspired, here. And don't forget to get involved and sign up for your free Forever card here.

Happy writing!

About Caroline Gardner

Caroline Gardner is best known as one of the UK's leading and most prolific accessory, gift and stationery designers.

Her distinctive designs now stretch across various product categories, including paper, accessories and lifestyle, all linked by her design hand print of quirky use of colour and placement.

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