6 Tips for a Successful Card Shower

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:

  1. 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.

  2. Make a List of Participants - Who are you inviting to send a card? Do you have contact info for all of the participants?

  3. Include All the Details - Participants name and address, reason for the shower, and the date the cards should be received by.

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

  6. 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.

  • Baby Shower

  • Bridal Shower

  • Milestone Birthday

  • Encouragement

  • New Home Purchase

  • Volunteer Recognition

  • Retirement

  • Completion of a Milestone

  • Engagement

  • Graduation

  • Wedding or Anniversary

  • Away at College

  • In the Military

  • Moved Across Country

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.

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