You want to let them know you're thinking about them. You just don't know where to start.
Do you ever find yourself thinking, "oh stink...I missed their Birthday, again!" Or, it's a week after you had a meeting and you think, "darn, I missed my opportunity to seal the deal." I can't say that I can improve your memory, or turn back the clock. But, I can share some tips with you! Here are three short and simple tips to writing a thoughtful note.
1. Keep it short
You're not writing a book here. There is limited space, so keep your thoughts short, clear, and concise. If it’s your family member's birthday and you want to let them know you’re thinking about them...say it.
“Happy Birthday Sam! I am so thankful for you and proud to call you my nephew. May your day be blessed. Know that I am thinking of you and cheering for you this year! Love, Aunt LeeAnn”
That was three sentences. But Sam knows you took the time to write him a card and that you are in his corner. Way to go Aunt LeeAnn!
2. Don't Procrastinate
Stop what you’re doing and just go for it. Even if this means writing it on a napkin or a note on your phone. If you’re out for a walk or on your lunch break, once you think of someone, go for it. Those thoughts in your head will never be as fresh as they are right now.
3. Check the Calendar
Her secret…look at the calendar. For example, if she knows that x, y, and z, have birthdays in the month of March, at the end of February, she spends a few minutes writing them all out. By writing them all at once, sealing them, and setting a reminder on your phone to simply walk to your mailbox the week before their birthday, it will save time and make sure you don't forget! She's a genius, guys, I’m just saying!