How to surprise a friend this holiday season

One easy thing to do to surprise a friend: write them a holiday card.

Not the e-cards. Not an e-mail. A physical card! Some of you are probably thinking…who still writes physical letters these days? It’s all on the internet. But I still remember the joy of writing and receiving physical letters and cards. It made me feel important. It made me feel loved and special. Something different from the type-type-click-send routine on the internet.

So, in the last few years after college graduation, I’ve started to write physical cards or postcards to friends and family. A good opportunity to send a postcard is when you’re visiting a new city (whether its for vacation or not), or best of all, HOLIDAY SEASON!! aka, RIGHT NOW!!

It’s a simple act and if you have never done this or do it very infrequently, I am very certain your friends and family will love it ❤

For 1 card, you’ll need:

1 card


Find them at Papyrus or Paper Source (google one close by)
Or you can go to pharmacy stores such as Walgreens or CVS
Or post office…since you need stamps anyway

1 stamp


If you’re sending within the US, you’ll need to get a “Forever Stamp”.
Find them at post offices (google USPS close by)
Or pharmacy stores such as Walgreens or CVS – for this you need to ask at the cashier
If you’re sending internationally, you need to buy stamps at the post office.

Friend’s address
In the US, your friend’s address will need (1) street name [(2) apartment number] (3) city (4) state (5) zip code



  1. Write card
  2. The front of the envelope:letter.png
  3. Post it at mailboxes or at the post office


That’s it! I hope you go out today and buy a card and stamp to send to your loved ones! It usually takes 2-3 days to arrive, so you still have time for New Years if you go now!!

Merry Christmas everyone!
❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤


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