Send Friendship and Love Through the Mail on February 7!

Last Updated: February 3, 2024

If you love to make cards, there's no better time to make one than now! February 7th is National Send a Card to a Friend Day, so why not spread friendship and show someone you care by sending them an extra special card in the mail this month? 

Make gorgeous friendship-themed cards with a handy sentiment die set for National Send a Card to a Friend Day!

All About You Word Die Set

With just some simple supplies like cardstock, stamps, markers, and embellishments, you can create something extraordinary that will surely put a smile on your friend's face. Plus - it doesn't have to take much time - even if all you have is 5 minutes or less! So get your crafting game on, and let's find out why this event is notable, especially for cardmakers like you! 

What Is National Send a Card to a Friend Day?

National Send a Card to a Friend Day is a day dedicated to spreading love and friendship by simply sending a card to a friend. It is a day to remind ourselves of the importance of staying connected with our loved ones and show them that we are thinking of them. 

Even in today's digital age, when you can just easily send a text message or email, there's nothing like the heartwarming feeling of getting a physical card in the mail. 

After all, sending a card is a small but meaningful gesture that can bring a smile to someone's face. It's a day to take a moment out of our busy lives to let our friends know how much they mean to us and to remind them that they are not alone. National Send a Card to a Friend Day is a reminder to put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard and reach out to those who matter the most to us.  


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Build-A-Garden: Tulips & Friends

When Is National Send a Card to a Friend Day? 

National Send a Card to a Friend Day is typically celebrated every 7th of February annually. This day is the perfect reminder that acts of kindness are always appreciated! Taking the time out of our busy lives to send a card to someone special is always appreciated, so make sure to start crafting your cards to mail in time for February 7.

Why Do We Celebrate National Send a Card to a Friend Day?

Sending cards to your loved ones during events and holidays actually come from ancient Egypt and China. Back then, people used to send scrolls and envelopes containing short letters that celebrated certain holidays and milestones. Eventually, this practice reached Europe and gave birth to the rise of greeting cards being sent in the mail.  

Nowadays, sending cards through the mail is still a huge thing worldwide! People love getting stuff in the mail, and there's no better way to celebrate your friendship than with a handmade "I'm thinking of you" card! 

Easy and Beautiful Card Ideas to Send to Your Friends

Everyone knows how much our friends mean to us. Sending a card is an easy way to let them know we miss them, and National Send a Card to a Friend Day celebrates that gesture! If you want to make their day extra special, why not get creative with one of these beautiful card ideas?

Make pun-themed friendship cards for National Send a Card to a Friend Day with fruit stamps!

Simple Fruits Stamp & Die Bundle

Make Friendship Pun-Themed Cards

There's no better way to elicit smiles and waves of laughter from your friends than with good old-fashioned friendship puns. Whether it's fruits, florals, mushrooms, or even animal-related puns, designing pun-themed cards will put the fun in National Send a Card to a Friend Day! 

Use Sentiments as the Focus of Your CAS Cards

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Friends Forever Stamp Set

Sentiments are the perfect way to add a personal touch to your cards for National Send a Card to a Friend Day. Not only do they give sweet messages in short forms, but they are also great as focal points!

Some examples of sweet sentiments you could include in your cards are:

  • "Thinking of you and sending you all my love."
  • "You are such a special friend, and I am so grateful to have you in my life."
  • "You bring so much joy and happiness to my life."
  • Thank you for being you."
  • "Wishing you all the best on this special day and always."
  • "Grateful for you."

You can also take it up a notch by writing a message on the inside of the card, about a fond memory or inside joke between you and your friend. Or, if you need more inspiration, you can take a look at our collection of Thank You Messages for Friends

Get Quick Yet Gorgeous Backgrounds With Florals

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Just Because Stamp Set

Florals here, florals there, florals every day! No wonder floral cards are the go-to design of every crafter, no matter the occasion. They are so easy to make, color, and design - plus, they give such beautiful results!

Whether it's stamping, die cutting, or embossing techniques, you can rely on floral backgrounds to make your cards for National Send a Card to a Friend Day extra special. For a more meaningful card, why not try using designs with the favorite flowers of your friends? 

Send your love and appreciation for your friends through a lovely, handmade card sent through the mail!

Beautiful Day Stamp & Die Bundle

Play With Your Photos as Focal Points

With National Send a Card to a Friend Day just around the corner, why not use some of your favorite photos of you and your friends and make them into meaningful cards? Everyone loves receiving a personalized token of affection - and what better way to stay connected while apart? Play with photos by die cutting your images, adding captions, or using elements like washi tape, stickers, and sequins to make genuinely one-of-a-kind friendship cards!

Celebrate Your Friendships With These Lovely Card Ideas!

February 7 is National Send a Card to a Friend Day, and what better way to celebrate than by making a card for your friends! After all, friends are the vibrant alcohol markers to the coloring book that is life (LOL!) 

We hope you get inspired with these super quick, easy, and fun ideas for making cards for your friends this National Send a Card to A Friend Day. Here's to sending some handmade love and gratitude through the mail! If you need more cardmaking inspiration, be sure to check out our other tips on the Card Blog!


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