The other day, Web Watch was browsing through various birthday cards at the local Target, trying to find The Perfect Card for a friend.
When picking out a birthday card, one always has to take into consideration whether the recipient shares the same sense of humor (if you go for a funny card), can appreciate a joke at their aging expense, or if you need to go the safe route and go with a sappy poem or note that more honestly conveys how you really feel about your relationship with that friend.
Friends seldom offer cards to each other – it’s more of a family thing, we believe. With friends, it’s easier to just go out for a drink and celebrate the birthday event with them.
But when your friends live across the country, then sending a card is almost the same thing as being there – especially if you get the sentiment just right.