Thinking of You
Loneliness is something we all feel at some point in our lives. It can happen in a crowd, at work, or even with our friends and closest family. In today’s hyper-connected world, we spend more time on our smartphones than ever before. That can mean more ‘screen time’ and less ‘real time’ with people we care about, which can end up with us feeling cut off and lonelier than ever.
For anyone going through a difficult time, a few simple words can mean the world. A note to say ‘I’m thinking of you’ or a supportive ‘you’ve got this’ can make what might have been a bad day seem brighter. Reaching out to someone doesn’t take a second, and it can really help lift their spirits. Not only that, but it can help nurture your relationship so it can be the amazing, life-affirming thing it deserves to be.
In fact, there are so many benefits to having close relationships, that even scientists agree that they’re good for you. The friends and loved ones that offer support, life advice or even just a really funny joke when you need a lift? They’re having a positive impact on both your physical and mental health!
Studies have shown that receiving a handwritten note or card has much more emotional impact and makes people feel far more special and cared about than receiving emails or texts. Thinking Of You Week (22nd – 28th September) is all about reaching out and re-connecting with someone you care about, simply by sending them a card. It’s about dropping love, caring and happiness right through their letterbox. At Moonpig, that’s what we’re all about, so why not join 100s of people across the UK and send a card (or two!) to someone who might need a boost?
Helping you make someone feel special is what matters to us most. We understand that can sometimes be tricky, and that putting your thoughts down on paper doesn’t always come naturally to everyone. We want to make it even easier for you to put how you feel into words. That’s why, in collaboration with Samaritans, we’ve created a new line of cards especially for those times you want to say “I’m thinking of you.”
Samaritans is a vital charity that helps anyone who is struggling to cope with their feelings. Every six seconds, they respond to a call for help. No judgement. No pressure. They’re there for anyone who needs someone. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Every year, over 20,000 volunteers answer more than 5 million calls for help by phone, email, SMS, letter, and face to face. By providing a safe, non-judgemental listening service, they’re helping people all across the UK be more open about their feelings and get the help they need. Their aim is to encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people — just like us! They’re doing amazing work, but they really need your help.
1 in 4 of your friends and workmates will experience a mental health problem this year. Your Moonpig won’t just make a difference to your loved one, it’ll help Samaritans reach out to so many others, too. £1 from every card will be donated to help them answer up to 2,000 calls from people in need.
Taking the time to create a personal, heartfelt message can make such a difference. At Moonpig, it’s what gets us out of bed in the morning, so when it came to creating meaningful messages for our new collection, we knew we needed real words from real people. We reached out to our Instagram followers and asked you — “which simple words have meant the world?” The responses were incredible, and proved just how much the little things matter. We think the final winning options perfectly capture all the different ways you can show someone love, support and comfort when it matters. Each card is unique, with a message that can be applied to so many different situations, so whatever your loved one’s going through, there’s a way to show that you’re there for them.
Your words inspired our brilliant in-house designer Chloe Allum to create a collection of one-of-a-kind designs. Chloe’s hand-drawn type and intimate doodles bring a warm, personal touch to what could be a really sensitive time. She uses soothing pastels, simple shapes and thoughtful, real-world references. We think her style really brings your uplifting messages to life.
A great friend is there during the good times and the bad. All those amazing memories, in-jokes and shared secrets bring so much joy, but it’s during those tougher times when we need them most. As part of our ‘Thinking of You’ campaign, we asked our cast to share stories of their their own amazing friendships, and what simple things have meant the world to them during hard times. This ‘Thinking of You’ Week, why not take a second to let someone know you’ve got their back. Let a colleague know you’re there for them. Tell a friend how proud of them you are. Give your Dad a well-needed boost. If it matters to you, then it matters to us.
One-Of-A-Kind Designs: Adding a personal touch makes a Moonpig totally unique to your relationship.
Cards They’ll Keep Forever: Turn a card into a keepsake that will lift their spirits every time they see it
Moonpig On The Go: Anytime, anywhere with Moonpig in the palm of your hand, it’s easy to show you care. And even easier on the app!
Delivery On Your Terms: Order till 7:30 pm to catch today’s post, or select your date to ensure it arrives at the perfect time.