Send a card to create a wave of love, caring and happiness

Cards are displayed in the home and provide a reminder of the person that has sent it and of your relationship with them.

Everyone is welcome to get involved in the week, writing and sending cards whether handcrafted or bought, and helping to promote sending cards as the best way to show how much we care about others.

There will be Thinking of You Events up and down the country, in schools, communities and local shops.

Why not organise a card-writing event in your local area? We have a free toolkit to help you get involved.

Thinking of You Week is a special week that harnesses the emotional power of greeting cards to create a wave of love, caring and happiness around the world.

 Sending handwritten cards generates positive feelings and wellbeing. Science has shown that receiving a handwritten card creates a lovely warm positive boost.

The fact that you have spent the time to make or chose a card, write it and send it makes people feel far more special and cared for than receiving instant texts, emails or Facebook messages.

Thinking of You Week is brought to you by the Greeting Card Association

The Greeting Card Association is the trade association for the greeting card industry. Its aims are to represent, promote and celebrate this wonderfully innovative sector.

The GCA has been the voice of the greeting card industry since 1919 and today comprises over 450 member publishers, specialist suppliers and retailers, large and small. It places particular focus on helping small creative businesses.

An independent not for profit organisation owned by its members, it provides help, advice, support, specialist resources and membership services.