Snail is probably one of the best card writers I know.
I believe she aims to make people cry when they read her letters. 😂
She gives specifics, lifts you up, and by the end of it, you feel like she's just given you a great big hug.
Follow these five steps to write an amazing birthday card that will be treasured:
Here are 5 things you can do to write Birthday cards that are so good you both might cry:
1. Start with some sort of exclamation. It's an easy place to start, and gives the card a bit of a purpose. "Happy Birthday, Sue!"
2. Generally, we go into a compliment-- "You are one of the sweetest and most generous people I know."
3. Offer specifics/tell a story/give an example:
"Thank you for helping pick up the kids from school this year. The day we all went out for ice cream sticks out in my mind as one of the 'sweetest' of the summer!"
4. If you still have room, you could tell briefly what you've been up to.
5. Close the letter by telling the person how much you honestly love them.
By this point, you should feel a swelling in your chest. Breathe. Enjoy the feeling of gratitude for the person you got to write to.
I like to take a photo of what I wrote, just to have a personal record.
Then pop it in an envelope, include any little goodies if you want— not necessary though! — (stickers, a tiny card, a giftcard, or even stamps make a good gift!), add a stamp, and put that baby in the mailbox. I usually kiss my envelopes before I drop them in, but I'm overly sentimental like that!
The person is going to be delighted to find a Tiny and Snail birthday card with YOUR words of love on the inside. They will most likely keep it forever. And you will have an amazing feeling of love in your chest for a few weeks after sending them a card.