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What to Write in a Friendship Card

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Paula is a mother, wife, and friend who loves writing, reading, media, and celebrations.

Receiving a card from a close friend can turn a bad, boring, or dull day into a bright one.

Receiving a card from a close friend can turn a bad, boring, or dull day into a bright one.

Why Send a Friend a Card?

We all get so busy with our lives that it can be easy to forget to check in with friends and other loved ones, especially if they don't live nearby. Imagine getting a piece of mail from a friend for no particular reason other than that they wanted you to know you are cared about—it would mean so much! Even messages sent in an electronic format can light up someone's day.

Life can be discouraging sometimes, and each of us has our own share of trials and difficulties. Sending a friend a thoughtful card can help lighten their emotional load. It's one of the easiest ways to invest in one of life's greatest treasures.

Below are some examples of uplifting lines you can include in a card for a friend. Even if you don't use one of these ideas, perhaps they will inspire your own unique greeting. Even if you're writing to a brand new friend you've just made, nothing beats putting some positive thoughts out there into the world. The best part is that kindness and caring have the potential to become a bit contagious! A simple card or letter can do so much good.

Oh, and for all the crafters out there that love to rubber stamp or watercolor cards—this article is for you! Get creative with it and let someone know you really care about them today.

Nice Things to Write in a Card for a Friend

  • Being friends with you is one of the happiest things in my life!
  • Thank you so much for your friendship.
  • Wishing you the best always, my friend.
  • Friend, thank you for bringing so much joy to others.
  • Your friendship encourages me every day!
  • I don't deserve a friend like you, but I am so thankful all the same!
  • Having a friend like you is one of life's greatest treasures.
Even when I have no words to say, you are there for me, and I appreciate it so much.

Even when I have no words to say, you are there for me, and I appreciate it so much.

  • Even when I have no words to say, you are there for me, and I appreciate it so much.
  • Your friendship is something I will never take for granted.
  • Thank you for being the kind of friend that understands where I am coming from.
  • Thank you for being such a positive force in my life, friend.
  • A good friend knows how to encourage another toward a better course in life. Thank you for being that person for me!
  • Your friendship is something that I will treasure forever.
  • When I reflect on all the good in my life, your friendship is right up there near the top of the list.
  • I don't know what I would do without you, friend! Thank you for everything.
  • I am so glad we are friends!
  • Your friendship is so refreshing.
True friends are never far apart. They will always remain close in your heart.

True friends are never far apart. They will always remain close in your heart.

  • True friends are never far apart. They will always remain close in your heart.
  • There aren't many things in life sweeter than our friendship.
  • When I think of our friendship, it puts a smile in my heart.
  • Our friendship is a definite bright spot in my day.
  • Hanging out with you is one of my favorite things to do, friend!
  • Good friends are like sunshine on a cloudy day.
  • Your friendship warms my heart.
  • A lot of things come and go in life, but our friendship has really stood the test of time. I am so grateful for that!
  • Friend, I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

What Is International Friendship Day?

International Friendship Day is celebrated annually on July 30th. The origin of the special occasion is unclear; some claim that it started in Paraguay in the 1950s, while others assert that it was birthed by Hallmark, a greeting-card company, in 1919.

Whatever the case may be, Friendship Day is now celebrated worldwide and has become more popular than ever due to social media. While any time is a good time to write a card or letter to a cherished friend, Friendship Day provides a welcome reminder to check in with those we care about.

© 2018 Paula

Comments

Fiona on September 13, 2020:

Do you any messages that might be appropriate for someone you don’t like very but want to make it look like you do?

ady1920392u304 on August 03, 2020:

nice

M.Tinesh on April 24, 2020:

I love this n send more.

Eminem on April 20, 2020:

This is amasing. I needa write one to drake.

lily on February 22, 2020:

I love this

Paula (author) from The Midwest, USA on April 27, 2018:

Hello Peggy, thank you for your words. I think it would be wonderful if more people actually wrote on paper cards and sent them in the mail. As for myself, I am trying to do that more and more, and really the effort is not all that great, and yet can bring such joy. I appreciate your comment.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 10, 2018:

Those are lovely suggestions and any friend would truly appreciate receiving a card like that with those types of sentiments. This may encourage more people to actually write and send cards in the mail.

Paula (author) from The Midwest, USA on February 11, 2018:

Hello Mary, you touch on a great point about online greetings that people send. Those are nice to get as well, and people hardly send even those anymore. I like to get them myself and send some myself, but I really like the the paper cards the most.

Paula (author) from The Midwest, USA on February 11, 2018:

Thank you, Devika. You are so right about modern technology and writing cards or notes. I have been trying to write more and send more items in the mail. I received some feedback just today about a card I sentn and how encouraging it was to someone! That really made my day.

Paula (author) from The Midwest, USA on February 11, 2018:

Thank you, Kari. I am so glad you think so! I agree, about the snail mail. It is a wonderful thing!

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on February 11, 2018:

These are all lovely suggestions. I think sending a card through snail mail is a wonderful thought. :)

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 06, 2018:

I haven't sent a friendship card out in a while, you make want to do that. Friendship cards need careful thought when writing one and you explained clearly. I understand that modern technology has stopped us from sending cards out to our friends or loved ones.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on February 06, 2018:

It is nice to receive cards once in a while not just greetings online. These are great suggestions of what to say.

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