2012 was a rocky year for me, 4 major surgeries, the passing away of my Dad, the added responsibilities that accompany closing down his business (of which I know little about) and the taking care of my Mom who relied on my Dad for everything. AAngel (my sister) and I have been dealing with all of the nuances of this literally life changing event in our family and it’s been sad and hard and frustrating.
However, it’s made me realize how grateful I am for everyone and everything in my life. There’s a saying that I heard which says without the clouds, you cannot experience the rainbow…so as the rains came, I knew that eventually the sun would emerge and I tried to simply be in that moment and not fight the sadness. It was a huge shift for me and one that I am grateful for experiencing.
My goal this year is again, to be present, to enjoy the Presents of Presence as it were…and to be grateful for the experiences of 2013. Part of being grateful I believe is to show your gratitude and connect by sharing it with others. With my Dad’s death, I learned how much of an impact he made on so may people simply by calling them on their birthdays. I learned that he called all of his clients on their birthdays every year and sang the first line of the birthday song to them. Now you may think that is nothing, but I can’t even begin to tell you how many emails, how many notes, how many phone calls I’ve received from people in the last 6 months telling me how their birthdays weren’t the same without my Dad’s traditional birthday call. Something so simple and yet so powerful…I love the legacy that he left for so many people…
In the same vein, although with my own twist, I’ve done the same thing with my business ~ except since my choral days are over, I’ve turned to card sending which for me is a bit more concrete because you have a card to hold, to cherish and to be a loving reminder for years to come. How I wish my Dad had written more cards to us instead of calling ~ imagine how wonderful it would have been to have held his loving words in my hands when I needed to hear from him now that he’s passed? Imagine your loved ones holding your priceless words of encouragement, your pictures, your videos in the palm of their hands for years to come?
Are you a card person? Or are you like AAngel and find having to drive to the store to then stand in front of the shelves until you find a card that costs between 4-6 dollars which doesn’t quite say what you want appalling? You want to be that person who remembers everyone’s special day, but quite frankly, you simply don’t have the time to add one more ‘do’ on your to do list? You have an entire family and work schedule to keep track of so how can you keep track of anyone else’s stuff?
Well, the solution is simple…SendOutCards is a free system which keeps track of all of that for you ~ and acts like your own personal assistant whether you use it for business or personal use! Need reminders of friends’, family members’, clients’, customers’ birthdays, anniversaries, children’s names or need to write notes about them? There’s an online address book which allows you to put everyone’s special days in the calendar so you never miss sending a card and even a gift! You can be that person who remembers everyone and makes them feel special! You simply log onto your computer, iPhone, iPad, kindle or android at any hour, from any place and send a card/gift on time ~ saving you time, saving you money (a card costs less than $1) and getting the card that you want instead of trying to be satisfied with something that only feels ok from the store. Add pictures? Add a video? Add your logo? Sure! Write in your own handwriting? Yup! Pick a card from our catalog or make your own from scratch! Add a gift card? Mrs. Field’s cookies? A toy? Jewelry? A trinket? Yes! You can even schedule your cards to be sent out up to a year in advance! Or send the same card to many people but personalize each one! It takes 5 minutes to do and yet, SendOutCards is not a household name…yet!
We are an INTERNATIONAL company with distributors in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, United Kingdom and Singapore. But you can be a customer from anywhere and you can send cards and gifts to anywhere! That’s the beauty of the free system! Buy only what you need ~ there’s a pay as you go option or a subscription ~ whatever works best for you! Yes, it’s that simple!
So come join me and be the one that remembers ~
Give the priceless gift of thoughtfulness
You’ll be glad you did!
Shine On in 2013!