Receiving a handwritten card generates positive feelings of wellbeing :
Scientists have proven that sending cards generates positive feelings of wellbeing. Receiving a handwritten card creates a warm boost to your mood. It makes you feel far more special than receiving texts, email or Facebook messages. For this reason, Phoenix Trading is supporting the Greeting Card Association’s Thinking Of You Week in 2016 (26 Sept-2 Oct).
Help Create a Wave of Happiness :
The idea is to create a wave of love, caring and happiness by sending a card to a different person each day during this special week. Royal Mail has even designed a special postmark which will be printed on every item of stamped post sent during the week!
To make this task even easier, Phoenix Trading has pulled together a special pack of seven gorgeous designs which you can purchase for just £8.40. That’s just £1.20 per card giving you a total saving of £3.85 compared with their normal retail price. In addition, Phoenix Trading will donate £1 from the sale of each pack to mental health charity MIND.
According to mental health charity MIND :
“Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. But hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling. We believe no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone.”
Even celebrities suffer mental health problems :
Many high profile celebrities have admitted to suffering from mental health problems: Hugh Lawrie and Stephen Fry to name but a few. The new series of Cold Feet has tackled the problem of mental illness head on. Character Peter Gifford unravels emotionally on the screen before us unbeknown to his friends and family.
My Personal Experience :
With the exception of a few sleepless nights and the odd panic attack and bad day, I have been lucky enough not to suffer from depression myself. I have, however, experienced its devastating effect at first hand. My husband has battled with bipolar for over twenty years and my daughter has recently been diagnosed with severe anxiety and an eating disorder. My son also suffered depression and had counselling following a bout of bullying at school a few years ago. Unfortunately, such cases are very common. I have countless other family members and friends who have experienced similar problems. It’s so important that they feel supported and understood.
The Science :
Cognitive neuroscientist Dr Lynda Shaw believes that receiving cards helps to stave off feelings of loneliness and isolation, increases self esteem and can even help to ward off the early signs of depression.
Let’s help the Greeting Card Association create their wave of happiness by sending a card each day during Thinking Of You Week.
Who do you know who needs a boost?
To purchase our special pack of seven cards visit: Sarah Loves Cards