What exactly is a Card Shower? It's a planned mass mailing to encourage friends and family to send a card to the person the shower is celebrating.
Tips for a Successful Card Shower:
Select the Shower Date - Once you've selected a recipient, determine the date for the cards to arrive by. There is no exact science to this, a few cards will be early and some might be a little late, but the goal is to have a target date for cards to arrive by.
Make a List of Participants - Who are you inviting to send a card? Do you have contact info for all of the participants?
Include All the Details - Participants name and address, reason for the shower, and the date the cards should be received by.
Send Shower Details to Participants - Shower details can be sent in a variety of ways - mailed postcards, sending an email, group text, or maybe as a post on social media.
Be Clear on Expectations - Communicate with the participants letting them know the expectations of the card shower. If this is a little more than a card shower be clear in the details. Does a gift need to be included for something like a baby shower or a bridal shower?
Don't Spoil the Surprise - If the card shower is being done as a surprise to the recipient make that clear in the details being sent to the shower participants.
Card Showers really can be done for anything.
Of course, I'm going to encourage you to send a handmade card, but it really doesn't matter where the card comes from. Send the happy mail and make someone's day by organizing a card shower for them.