Just Because Life is a Special Occasion

Last week, I bought new notebooks and pens. I need to write more, whatever it may be. I write ideas and countless to-do lists because if I don’t write it, I forget it. Digital reminders just won’t do.

I am always quick to send an email or text. My handwriting is less than desired and hopping on the phone takes a lot of mental preparation.

007 Sentiments are not my forte and to randomly send them out without it being some sort of special occasion kinda weirds me out. Doing so is such an intimate thing to me and I don’t mail them out to just anyone. It’s more than just mailing out cards… to me. Is the feeling mutual? Am I coming on too strong? Will they think I’m weird for sending them a card? Will they not know how to respond? Will these people remain in my life long term? Will the outcome end in a mushy gushy snot fest? I wonder. I’ll scribble a message, my signature and their addresses, affix the postage, and seal the envelopes. I’ll walk to the mailbox, close my eyes, slide the cards in and shut the door really fast and wait for Mr. Mail Carrier to pick up my vulnerabilities and deliver them to their intended recipients.

I got to thinking. Everyday life isn’t to be discounted as just the same ol’ same ol’. Living, breathing, seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and feeling are special occasions in themselves and are to be celebrated. Motivation enough for stepping out of my comfort zone.

This week, I sent out seven cards to special people in my life (who fit the card) to spread some happy despite my poor penmanship and worries. The first card went to someone who could have easily gotten all seven. She’s just plain lovable and inspiring through any circumstance and many people can vouch for that. The second card went to a mama of plenty. She homeschools them all and is full of bubbly energy and compassion. I don’t know how she does it. She cracks me up, so I sent her a humorous card which I hope she doesn’t take offense to during her last few weeks of gestation :).


Card number three went to someone who I admire for her eagerness to learn new blogging skills and find new creative activities to do with her kids. She’s so silly and loves to hang out. She got a GNO invite enclosed with a photo of her back side (from a previous night out). Card number four went to a friend who is really taking her photography from what I’d thought would be a small hobby seriously. She’s constantly improving and is racking up on heartfelt testimonials. She got a congrats from me.


Number five went to my best friend in junior high. We were considered rivals at one point (through our peers). Anyway, going to different schools and the challenges of new found adulthood caused us to lose touch and she doesn’t update as much as I would like her to on Facebook. I’m curious to see how she’s doin’. Number six went to her wife who’s studying abroad in Italy this summer. She’s blogging her journey and inspiring me. They are two good people I need to rekindle with.

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The last card went to the man I married. Shortly after meeting in junior high, we clicked beyond attraction (me in my hot glasses, overalls, and ponytail cocked to the side; him in his sexy braces, mustache, and saggin’ baggy jeans). We shared similar interests, though we were so different. We are both silly and love laughing. We have so much fun together from watching comedies, to throwing the frisbee (sometimes in the house), which is why he got this card (hidden under his pillow) and it just so happened to be a Snoopy card (I gave him a Snoopy card on one of his birthdays).


I want to thank Hallmark for challenging me to do this. There are so many more people who I’d like to send cards to or just do something special for. I promise to do more of that. In the meantime, I sit and I await the responses of the recipients who just got carded. I hope to make them smile, just because.

Commenters will be entered to win a pack of 14 Hallmark cards to keep the get carded challenge going! There will be 10 winners! No liking, no tweeting, no extra entries for those, but you can if you want to. Just read and respond because receiving a genuine comment is a special occasion too ;-). This giveaway will end on August 5th, 2011 at 7PM CST. You guys can continue to comment past the deadline, but there will be nothing to win. Winners from the U.S. and Canada will then be randomly selected and announced in this post. Check out my Giveaway Rules if you have any questions. Good luck! Winners: Susan C, Summer, Homemom3, Julie B, Jaclyn Reynolds, Delena McGuire, Shawna, Tara, Rebecca E. Parsons, and Lo!

This post has been sponsored by Hallmark as part of the Life Is A Special Occasion campaign. Hallmark provided all cards, postage, and prizes for this Get Carded Challenge and giveaway. Hallmark is also compensating me as I partner with them for the rest of the year. Read my full disclosure policy here.

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Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

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  • Steven Graham August 5, 2011 at 10:48 PM

    Hallmark card are the best.

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  • Claudia Hubka August 5, 2011 at 9:38 PM

    I love Hallmark Cards, giving & receiving. After I’ve enjoyed them for awhile I then cut them into postcard size & use them to enter sweepstakes. Thanks

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  • rjboden August 5, 2011 at 8:54 PM

    I am an artist and I love looking at the designs on hallmark cards!

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  • hripsime andonian August 5, 2011 at 8:53 PM

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! We love hallmark cards!

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  • Deb K August 5, 2011 at 6:56 PM

    Hallmark makes the best greeting cards, thanks for the contest!


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  • laurie August 5, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    love hallmark cards please enter me

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  • Sand August 5, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    I love Hallmark cards, I could spend hours in there reading their cards.

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  • Donna K August 5, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    Those cards are very cute.

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  • Veronica Garrett August 5, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    I would love to win these cards. They would be great for special occasions.

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  • Kat Emerick August 5, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Everyone loves to get a card to cheer them up .I love sending out a card for birthdays, weddings and I really love to send ones that just makes you laugh!. Thanks for a great giveaway!
    [email protected]

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  • tina reynolds August 5, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    I love sending and getting cards, thanks so much for the chance to send some more : ) [email protected]

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  • Thomas Hoh August 5, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    I love the funny cards even in sadder times. It has a way of putting things into perspective and cheering me up. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  • Michelle H. August 5, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    I have been trying to get back into card sending and letter writing lately. The internet and text messaging has made things easy, but a lot is lost when people don’t have something with someone’s personal touch associated with it.

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  • Happi Shopr August 5, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    I love sending cards to family and friends for no special reason. Sometimes God just puts someone on my heart and I send out a card. A few days later I usually get a call asking how I knew they needed some cheer. πŸ™‚

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  • Kendra Gillilan August 5, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    I send cards all the time in my writing ministry and love the snail mail, thanks for offering this!

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  • nicole parsons August 5, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    I love to send cards. It always makes a person feel special and loved

    [email protected]

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  • Tiffany August 5, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    What a cool idea! I would love to send some special people in my life cards to brighten up their day.

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  • kathy pease August 5, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    i always get happy when someone gives me a card it is so thoughtful and brightens your day no matter what the occasion even just because πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the giveaway

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  • Rachel Ashe August 5, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Life really IS a special occasion and there is undoubtedly a Hallmark card for every special occasion imaginable πŸ™‚

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  • Summer August 5, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    I love receiving cards in the mail. It’s so much more personal and fun. i would love to send out the cards and be apart of the challenge.

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  • Maja Meza August 5, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    i love to send cards and hallmark has the best quality ones

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  • Renee G August 5, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    I’ve always liked receiving a written note better than a phone call — now maybe I should send a few of my own.
    [email protected](DOt)com

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  • Nancy August 5, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    It is a blessing to be able to send or receive a card – and to offer a card giveaway, I might add! Thanks!

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  • Jeannine m August 5, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    I love sending cards! I like to take my time and look though all the different ones Hallmark has to find the perfect one

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  • susan smoaks August 5, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    I love to send cards and hallmark makes the best greeting cards

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  • Liza August 5, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    This is a good idea to let loved ones know that you’re thinking of them!

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  • Gianna August 5, 2011 at 8:48 AM

    I would love to win.. I send so many cards every month πŸ™‚

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  • Roseann K. August 5, 2011 at 8:27 AM

    What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the great website, too!

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  • carol y l August 5, 2011 at 8:22 AM

    Snoopy is too cute!
    This is a great idea to le tpeople know how you feel and that you are thinking of them. My hubby always buys me a card for my birthday or anniversary. I am always surprised by this! Guess it is time to send one to him!
    spcale at yahoo dot com.

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  • tomato August 5, 2011 at 8:11 AM

    Thanks for the chance to win! I love sending cards “just because”.

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  • burcu August 5, 2011 at 6:33 AM

    I like hallmark cards

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  • tanyetta August 5, 2011 at 2:19 AM

    It’s HIGH time for me to send out personalized cards! I hope to get a chance to win these very AWESOME cards to start me off on the cute card sending journey!

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  • Heidi August 5, 2011 at 1:28 AM

    You and your husband sound like you have a wonderful relationship! I love to get and give cards. Nothing beats a hand picked card for those special times!

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  • elka August 5, 2011 at 12:54 AM

    Hallmark usually has nice cards at the store and I like any kind of stationary but never seem to have enough

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  • Christine August 5, 2011 at 12:05 AM

    I too love to send cards for no reason at all just to bring smiles to one’s face

    [email protected]

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  • Ellen H August 5, 2011 at 12:01 AM

    I want to win this for my sister. She is very generous with my children and loves to send cards all the time.

    [email protected]

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  • Kathleen S. August 4, 2011 at 11:49 PM

    I love mailing out cards for all occasions. I know how fun it is to receive a card in the mail instead of just bills and junk and know it puts a smile on people’s faces. Thanks!

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  • monte August 4, 2011 at 11:32 PM

    send out card all the time

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  • delena McGuire August 4, 2011 at 10:48 PM

    I always buy halmark card. It might seem silly, but they always are the cutest and say just the right thing

    mcirish02 at hotmail dot com

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  • Debbie Kennedy August 4, 2011 at 10:46 PM

    I remember the days when I actually took the time to write and send letters. Now, it seems that sometimes things are so crazy, I barely have time to reply to an email. I really would love to get back to the ‘good ole days’. I know how much I love receiving letters and cards in the mail. I’m sure lots of people do. I need to make more effort……….these cards might be the inspiration I need.
    cleaningrhouse at yahoo dot com

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  • AEKZ2 August 4, 2011 at 10:23 PM

    I LOVE sending out cards. I just sent my best friend a card yesterday.

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  • Tonya Dean August 4, 2011 at 10:09 PM

    I can’t remember the last time I actually sent someone a card.


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  • Erin Cook August 4, 2011 at 9:47 PM

    Hallmark cards have some really great cards for alll occassions. My mom has a whole collection of them at her house

    [email protected]

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  • Lo August 4, 2011 at 8:14 PM

    This is a great post. I am always torn between the facility of email/texting, and the personal nature of handwritten communication. I do keep a stash of cards and try to send “snail mail” birthday greetings and thinking-of-you cards when I can. Plus, I always, always do handwritten thank-yous.

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  • Allison Greene August 4, 2011 at 8:02 PM

    I love hallmark cards!

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  • Veronica August 4, 2011 at 8:00 PM

    I feel like its getting easier to find good cards..I remember having such a hard time 10 years or so ago, and now I pick up something easily every time I need one.

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  • Ericka August 4, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    I love Hallmark, they do in fact have a card for every occasion and they say just the right things. Thank you for giving me the chance.

    ericka082 AT gmail DOT com

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  • Debra Hall August 4, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    i like hallmark cards the best because i can always find the right card

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  • Stacy August 4, 2011 at 6:18 PM

    I love leaving cards for my husband just to let him know how much I love him. I also love to send cards to friends and my nieces because it’s so nice to get mail in this digital age.

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  • Patricia Treskovich August 4, 2011 at 5:21 PM

    hallmark has a nice selectopn of cards

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  • amy deeter August 4, 2011 at 2:54 PM

    i really like hallmark cards.they are so interesting to read and so beautiful.it can lighten anyones day up real quick

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  • Stacy August 4, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    What a wonderful way to send a nice surprise to someone! Writing is becoming a lost art!

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  • Teresa Young August 4, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    I love sending (& receiving) cards, just because!

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  • Rebecca Peters August 4, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    I love hallmark cards.. Its always good to have cards handy, you never know when you need to send on out
    [email protected]

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  • Judy August 4, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    I just sent out a few cards with copies of pictures from our recent camping trip. I love sending cards- mostly because I love receiving them even more. I wish more people would send notes via snail mail.

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  • Jammie August 4, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    I love hallmark, they have some of the most memorable cards! I love giving my daughter cards, just to show her I love her. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  • shawna August 4, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    I love having extra cards on hand and I like sending just because cards too.

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  • Tracy August 4, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Good for you! I love getting cards – or letters in the mail, it is so warm and touching to think that someone thought of me enofe to spend the time to do that. I love to send letters and cards and write a couple a week.

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  • Tammy Riedl August 4, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    I love sending cards to friends just because.

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  • Gerri August 4, 2011 at 9:11 AM

    I was awwing at all the people you sent cards to. πŸ™‚ A nice variety of people from different walks of life. Dont worry – every one of them will be pleasantly touched by your gesture.

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  • Mary Ann Linder August 4, 2011 at 8:04 AM

    Cards are so good to have on hand, etlinder at aol dot com

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  • Donna Clookey August 4, 2011 at 6:32 AM

    Great idea to have these fantastic cards hanging around the house to send someone “just because”. I know a card like that would make my day!

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  • Heather Sack August 4, 2011 at 1:13 AM

    I love sending cards to my loved ones that live so far away. It’s nice to hear them on the phone or email them but sending a card is way special, not too many people do this anymore. =)

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  • Lisa August 4, 2011 at 12:13 AM

    I use to send cards all the time for special occasions..life got busy so I stopped. It would fantastic to start up again! So special to receive personal mail.

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  • Amanda S. August 3, 2011 at 11:20 PM

    What a fantastic idea! I can’t think of the last time I got a card in the mail that wasn’t for my birthday or Christmas. I know my friends would love to receive one too!

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  • Holly West August 3, 2011 at 10:07 PM

    Hallmark cards are always nice to have. I could use some!

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  • Kimberly G August 3, 2011 at 9:10 PM

    I love giving and receiving Hallmark cards!

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  • LeAnn V August 3, 2011 at 8:41 PM

    It nice to keep extra cards around, for times when you are thinking of someone. If I put off sending the card I don’t always remember.

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  • Melissa B. August 3, 2011 at 8:04 PM

    I never think to send cards. My grandmother sends cards everyday, for any reason she can think of.

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  • jacqueline v August 3, 2011 at 5:46 PM

    i love buying and receiving cards! I used to make them, but I don’t have much time anymore. Thank God for great Hallmark cards!

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  • charline August 3, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    This is a great reminder to just enjoy life and each other. Do it just because……………………….

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  • Alison T. August 3, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    I love receiving cards in the mail. I like giving them too. It’s always fun to look over cards to choose just the right one. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway πŸ™‚

    supaflychikenpi2 AT gmail DOT com

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  • Tara August 3, 2011 at 7:48 AM

    I love getting and sending cards in the mail. It’s so personal!

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  • Erica C. August 2, 2011 at 9:38 PM

    I would also like to send more cards “just because.” It’s always nice to get a fun card. Thanks!

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  • Caryn S August 2, 2011 at 9:16 PM

    What cute cards. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  • Melanie T August 2, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    Greeting cards always brighten my day!

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  • Amanda August 2, 2011 at 4:29 PM

    Oh how I love greeting cards! Thanks for the giveaway:)

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  • Pat August 1, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    I think that most people feel that getting a card in the mail is really special.

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  • Mindy Grant` August 1, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    I LOVE sending people cards. I’m like, the card Queen. I have one rule when selecting a card for someone – if it makes me laugh out loud or start tearing up right there in the store, then it’s the one!

    Following you from Money Saving Mindy! I’d love a follow back!


    Have a great day!! πŸ™‚

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  • Homemom3 August 1, 2011 at 6:45 AM

    I got inspired by this post, went to the dollar store and bought a pack of 10 note cards so I’ll be writing small messages and sending them out this week.

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  • Meaghan F. July 31, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    I like sending cards every now and then. I think it shows people that you care in a way Facebook or texts can’t. I like cards also because they’re so pretty and colorful! I tend to give them mostly for birthday’s and holiday’s, but it’s always nice to send one to someone I haven’t seen in a while, just because. Miss_slytherin[at]live[dot]com

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  • Emmy July 30, 2011 at 9:53 PM

    I hope that paper cards never go out of style. With the boom of everything electronic (e-commerce) I’m afraid that we will no longer have cards, books, letters, etc.

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  • Terri P July 30, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    I am a firm believer in the power of the HNAD-WRITTEN word! I can remember my Pop (Mother’s Daddy) often going trough the cards that is children, grand-children, great-grand-children had sent to him.
    I remember looking through them all after he died and I cried for hours. So much love — and Now I’m crying again.

    outofthemist AT gmail DOT com

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  • Shelly July 29, 2011 at 6:39 PM

    I think sending handwritten cards unexpectedly is such an awesome thing! I always try to keep a set of all-occasion cards around for that very reason. I think most of us have forgotten how to actually write with a real pen. I even have my kids into doing it and they have their own little stash of cards they keep in their nightstand drawer. I also love receiving cards especially when it is absolutely random. Makes me smile πŸ™‚

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  • pat July 29, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    I love to keep a wide variety of cards on hand

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  • Susan C July 29, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    You’ve convinced me to send more cards. I love receiving them, they just make my day!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  • Annie G July 29, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    I make an effort to send cards for all of the standard occasions (birthdays, anniversaries, etc). Occasionally, I’ll make a year long effort to send my young nieces a card on every holiday (Halloween, Chinese New Years, etc.). I think cards in the mail may be a bit expensive, but most people like to know they are remembered beyond an email or IM (or even a phone call).

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  • Dana July 28, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    I need to send more cards-i never really send them for anything

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  • kelly July 28, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    It’s always good to have an assortment of cards on hand

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  • Amy July 28, 2011 at 6:14 PM

    I can always use cards.

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  • Brandy July 28, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    I love sending cards. It’s so fun to receive them, too!

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  • Huguette English July 28, 2011 at 8:51 AM

    This would be a great win πŸ™‚ When it’s time to send a card I’m always running to the store which is 10 miles away. I’m usually too late.
    henglish at nb dot sympatico dot ca

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  • Liza July 27, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    This would be great to win–I think I already keep my local Hallmark store in business because, like you, I think it’s important to reach out to those who mean something in our lives.

    Thanks for the chance to win!


    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  • Katelyn July 27, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    I love to collect a variety of special cards and then wait for the right moment to send them

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  • Kelly L July 26, 2011 at 9:46 PM

    I have a greeting card box which is getting very empty. It would be great to fill it up with these cards. Thanks!

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  • Ashley July 26, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    I love sending cards to people. I always send birthday and anniversary cards because I love to receive them myself.

    navybaby1113 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  • Amoeba July 26, 2011 at 6:58 PM

    Nice, pretty, special cards are actually expensive nowadays. Just the little cute ones you can but at the grocery store or at a Hallmark store.. They’re expensive and I usually print or make my own cards. Winning this would be amazing! I’d love to be able to give a proper card to people instead of cheap printed or hand-drawn cards.

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  • Natalie July 26, 2011 at 6:38 PM

    What a great giveaway πŸ™‚ Hope I win, thanks!!

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  • Lindley A July 26, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    It is always fun to get something (other than a bill) in a the mail and it is nice to know when somebody is thinking about you- thanks!

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  • Sandy July 26, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    I send people cards for all occasions and Hallmark cards are my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • vickie July 26, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    I love cards!! It seems like with email, text , facebook and twitter people send less cards which is so sad.

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  • Julie B July 26, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    I love sending cards in the mail, and am on a crusade to keep doing so despite everyone else resorting to e-cards and such. I know lots of people, like my mom, love saving cards forever and treasure them. And I do that myself. There’s nothing like getting a Thinking of You card in the mail.

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  • Hannah July 26, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Every-single-year during the holidays I ask for a box of cards, assorted I mean. So that way I don’t have to run to the store for each birthday I forget, each anniversary I forget, etc. They never listen to me, I never get my cards but this time – just maybe with your giveaway, I will. πŸ™‚ Thanks!

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  • Ashley July 26, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    I love getting mail and I’m sure my friends and family do too, especially just because.

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  • Romney July 26, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    I love this post. Cards are definitely a great way to let someone know you are thinking of them and that you care. Last year for my birthday I was gifted a pack of beautiful blank cards. I immediately went out and purchased stamps, sending cards to special people in my life. Taking the time to write down my thoughts about the person was really relaxing and also reqarding.

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  • carmen July 26, 2011 at 8:31 AM

    i would love to win this. it’s so great to get ‘real mail’ instead of just bills, and it’d be great to be on the sending end of something that makes someone else smile.

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  • Aliya D. July 26, 2011 at 12:41 AM

    What a wondeful way to reconnect with family, friends and even people who are distant memories… I think using the written word to express emotion for someone is such a lost art in todays world of email, texting. I write my best friend all the time, often sending her cards I randomly find in my daily routine; often sentiments or messages or just the occassional funny (and slightly insulting) political card. Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

    Aliya D.

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  • Sammi July 25, 2011 at 5:33 PM

    I think that’s a great sentiment – people easily get disconnected and reminding someone you are thinking of them is nice

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  • Shannon July 25, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    I think that is such a very thoughtful thing to do. I’ve actually never really gotten a card “just because”. I think actually receiving one would really make my day. Just to know that someone is thinking of me, my well being, achievements, etc is a wonderful thing.

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  • Debra G July 25, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Because of email and ecards, paper cards have taken a back-door…I personally love receiving cards and winning this would encourage me to make other people happy by sending them a card. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  • Kristie July 25, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    I would love to send some ‘just because’ cards to friends and family to let them know I’m thinking of them πŸ™‚

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  • sandra July 25, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    i would like to send just because cards to my husband

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  • shirley fin July 25, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Love Hallmark cards!!

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  • Christie Roberts July 25, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    I love sending funny cards in the mail. It makes me smile thinking about the person receiving a brightly-colored envelope in the midst of bills, junk mail, etc. πŸ™‚
    januarywins at hotmail dot com

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  • Mellissa C July 25, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    I like sending cards and making somebody’s day!

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  • Melanie B July 25, 2011 at 3:45 AM

    I have to remind myself in the digital age that it’s much nicer to send a hand written note…especially to an older generation that may or may not be plugged in!

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  • Helen Keeler July 24, 2011 at 10:31 PM

    There is nothing nicer that going to the mail box and getting a card in the mail. It is warming to know that someone thinks your special and want to let you know with a card.
    [email protected]

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  • Deborah Stawiarski July 24, 2011 at 9:04 PM

    There is nothing better than getting or giving a card for no paticular reason.

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  • Amy M July 24, 2011 at 8:16 PM

    It’s so special to receive a card with a handwritten message in this age of technology. It’s also fun to send cards to others letting them know you’re thinking about them and remembering them during the special occasions of life.

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  • Deborah July 24, 2011 at 7:45 PM

    Two reasons I really love about cards is that when I receive one I know someone thinks I’m special and when I send out one I am thinking about someone special in my life. Hallmark has the best cards always, they have never let me down when I need a card to say exactly what I was feeling at that time. Thanks for this great giveaway!

    [email protected]

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  • Alissa A July 24, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    I love Hallmark and love sending cards for any and all reasons! Thanks for the giveaway. captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

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  • Linda July 24, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    I love sending cards”just because”

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  • Sandy Todd July 24, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    I really love the personal touch a greeting card can give. e-cards are no way to go! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sandy sxygrndma at yahoo dot com

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  • Kat F. July 24, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Thanks to you & Hallmark. I would enjoy sending & receiving more cards from those near & far. Great giveaway. πŸ™‚

    fastkat at gmail dot com

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  • Jen July 24, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    I would love to win this great prize! I often send cards to friends when I think it will cheer them up. I think cards are especially meaningful nowadays because so much is done on the internet. So when someone receives a card in the mail amongst bills and junk mail, it is extra special for sure!

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  • audrey July 24, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Sometimes a card can express what you can’t verbally or otherwise. They are special!

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  • Christy July 24, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    I really like the idea of this challenge. I agree that cards should be sent out for more than birthdays and holidays.. why not celebrate your relationships with those you care most about.. and what a great surprise to get a card in the mail for no reason! I would love the opportunity to continue this challenge πŸ™‚

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  • jessica edwards July 24, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Im a huge card sender, they are better then e cards

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  • Laila @OnlyLaila July 24, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    I love this challenge. One of my mentors challenged me to buy some ‘thank you’ cards and send them out just because. It truly makes a difference when someone receives something handwritten versus digital. It shows you care and took the time to acknowledge them.

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  • Helen W July 24, 2011 at 8:40 AM

    You could call that random acts of cards. Nice!

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  • crystle tellerday July 24, 2011 at 6:57 AM

    i love cards

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  • Tania Bugnet July 24, 2011 at 6:43 AM

    I would love to win these Hallmark cards to send to all my friends and family. I’ve just recently moved away from where my “peeps” are and to keep in contact would be awesome.

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  • Tari L. July 24, 2011 at 6:31 AM

    I have several people that I would love to send cards to.

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  • Lillea July 24, 2011 at 3:31 AM

    This would be great for some upcoming special events and birthdays I want to celebrate.

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  • Elaine R July 23, 2011 at 8:29 PM

    Hallmark cards always make me smile-would love to win this giveaway!

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  • CanCan July 23, 2011 at 6:04 PM

    I haven’t sent any cards in a long time. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  • Liz July 23, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    I think this is an awesome idea. Cards really do cheer up my day when I get one or send one. I always seal each card I send with a kiss! πŸ™‚

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  • Rebecca E. Parsons July 23, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    i so love to communicate in writing…hate that it is becoming a lost art!!! this is a great challenge to all!!! thanks 4 sharing…from SoFab

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  • Idaho Jill July 23, 2011 at 5:45 PM

    I love sending cards – I don’t send them often enough for ‘just because’ – but I never forget a birthday or anniversary. I especially like to send them to friend’s kids (even if they don’t know me) because I know how much kids love mail! I would like to send more just because, but yes, email takes over in these busy times…

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  • Lynn McMonigal July 23, 2011 at 5:22 PM

    I love this challenge!!! I have about 14 cards ready to send out this week. There are 14 elementary aged children from my church heading to camp this week. I thought I’d send a little card to each of them so that they have a bit of encouragement from home.

    By the way, this is the first visit I have made to your blog. This one post has inspired me, though, so I am sure that I will be back!!


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  • Stesha July 23, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    Unexpected cards or small notes in the mail always bring a smile to my face. There are a few people I haven’t “carded” in ages. I think I’ll do that this weekend:)

    Hugs and Mocha,

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  • Keonte' July 23, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    I received a card in the mail the other day and I thought to myself, “this is a nice touch.” Often I’ll find a stash of greeting cards from various occasions and I’ll re-read them. Some of them make smile, most make me laugh, and a few make me cry. Sending a personal greeting is great. Not every message should require a SUBMIT or SEND button. Great giveaway.

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  • 1stopmom July 23, 2011 at 5:04 PM

    I can not honestly remember the last time I sent an actual card. It would be fun to do because I don’t think anyone would really expect it.

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  • Homemom3 July 23, 2011 at 5:04 PM

    Growing up I wrote letters and passed notes all the time. Even in my early married life I would send letters to friends, it wasn’t until everyone began using Facebook did I stop sending letters. Truth is I stopped sending letters because no matter how many I would send out, I never got one back. Sure I’d get a care package for the kids or a quick call so they could catch up instead of writing me back. So I quit, but I miss it. There is nothing like writing about your week in a letter and sending it off, even if while you hope to get something you never do. I can list a dozen people I’d send a card to just to see if maybe they’ve changed over the years. I also think it would neat to “get carded” and it isn’t about age. πŸ™‚ (okay that wasn’t as funny as I intended) But imagine just doing a good deed and dropping a letter in the mail of a neighbor just because, maybe without even a name but just something that you will know you did and they will smile because someone thought of them.

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  • SANDY July 23, 2011 at 4:57 PM

    love sending cards out- they are so fun just to send a just becuase

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  • Lori S July 23, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    I love this. I miss getting cards in the mail.


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  • Jaclyn Reynolds July 23, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    I think it’s really sweet to send a card and a real treat to the person receiving it!

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  • Kathleen July 23, 2011 at 8:58 AM

    That’s sweet! I love sending and receiving cards–it’s wonderfully old-fashioned.

    I wish I had better handwriting too. I’m in too much of a hurry.

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