What Cards Mean to Adults and Seniors

Aarav Patel, Age 11

Most kids (including me) think that cards aren’t worth much, but I changed my mind and I’ll tell you why. You might not realize how a handwritten note can be so meaningful when you first get it. People love it when they hear about things that their loved ones did.

I think I know how parents feel now that I have a dog. I watched him grow, change, and go on adventures. Like most adults, I don’t feel normal when I’m not near my dog, Mav. Like grandparents, I like seeing him on camera, on Dogtopia dog cam, or in general. Life is better around family.

I never knew how this felt until I read a Word Document my grandpa wrote me in 2009 when I was only 1. It was really touching and made me realize how much a note can be worth. If you’re a kid reading this, know that your elders will feel like a trillion dollars when they see your writing, your faces, or both. I feel charmed right now because my dog is giving me puppy eyes. Just imagine how a grandparent feels in that situation with their grandkid!

Life is better together.

All it takes is a few minutes to write a note and tell someone you care. As long as you mean what you say, no one cares if something is spelled wrong. They care about YOU.

Create friendships that last forever. All it takes is a few minutes.

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