Have you found that sending a greeting card is much harder after the stroke?
Most of us want to send personal cards to friends and family and don't like impersonal e-cards. Additionally, many people refuse to accept e-cards in their email accounts for fear of viruses being sent with real or fake e-cards.
Depending on the effects of your stroke, perhaps you find the following very difficult or complicated to do:
1. Get to a store to find a card 2. Go through all of the cards to find the right one for you 3. Get stamps 4. Write out a message in the card 5. Address the envelope 6. Stamp the envelope 7. Mail the card 8. Send the card in time for a birthday or other special reason/occasion
My wife, BJ, had many of these issues. She is right handed, and her stroke affected her right side. Consequently, writing a personal message in a card and addressing an envelope were huge challenges.
We found this great service called Send Out Cards on the internet that allows you to shop online for over 5,000 cards and send a real card for under $1.50 including postage!
How does it work?
When online, you simply do the following: 1. Pick your card 2. Key in your return address (only have to do this once and then the address is remembered for future cards) 3. Key in your card recipient's address (again, you only have to do this once just like your return address) 4. Key in your personal message
Then, the service will: 1. Print the card with your personal message 2. Address the card 3. Stuff the card in the envelope 4. Attach a real first class stamp 5. Mail the card
All of this for under a dollar per card (not including postage)! You can send a card from anywhere at any time of the day and save lots of money and time over buying cards at a store.
TRY IT BEFORE YOU BUY IT - Send a card for free!
Simply go to www.tryourcards.com and click on "Send a FREE Card!". The site will walk you through filling out the necessary information to send your free card. This gives you a chance to try the system first hand to see if it’s something you like.
Surprise your spouse, caregiver or your therapist with a card! Have fun with it.
Please be assured, there is no obligation and no one will bother you if you decide this is not for you. On the other hand, we’re here to assist you if you run into any problems. You can try it on your own, or we will walk you through it over the phone. Questions? Need help? Want to sign up for the service? Call John at 303-285-9060.