Most of us are familiar with the following scenario: Today you will celebrate a special occasion for a close friend, such as his or her birthday, graduation, or the birth of a new baby. You woke up early to buy a cute congratulations card, but then the following question arises: How to say congratulations? How to think of a congratulations text that will be remembered for years? At first glance, these questions may seem easy. However, it is often a challenge to come up with a moving congratulatory text. While some of us are naturally more creative than others, in the end, we can all create a personal text to make an unforgettable impression. This article describes several reasons why it is important to spend more time writing a congratulatory text.
First, a thoughtful and moving congratulatory text can reaffirm the unique relationship you have with your friend. Every relationship, be it with your loving spouse, friends, or relatives, needs reassurance from time to time. Of course, this can be accomplished with simple things like saying "I care about you" from time to time. In particular, one of the best things to reassure someone that they are special to you is to ask and show interest in what the other person is doing or thinking. However, on a special day like a birthday or graduation, you may want to do something more special. You can write a personal text to visually describe why the friendship between you and your close friend is so special to you.
Second, in a face-to-face conversation, it is often difficult to express your true feelings. Having a face-to-face conversation is a direct form of communication and therefore makes people feel vulnerable. Writing a personal congratulatory text can help you better express your emotions, and at the same time, it can help you feel less awkward. Because the perceived distance is greater when writing text rather than speaking in conversation, and you don't get an immediate response and feedback, it gives you the time and opportunity to think about what you really want to say to your friend. For example, you can take some time to think of a creative way to describe what makes the bond between you and your friend so important to you.
Third, most people only save a subsample of the congratulatory text messages they receive. Especially the most personal and moving ones are often kept. When you ask people what is heartwarming, they are definitely not referring to the greeting cards with the common texts, such as "Congratulations on your birthday!" Instead, short handwritten texts are often considered more poignant. Taking the time to write a text yourself shows that you put love and care into writing it. Hence, it shows that you are also willing to dedicate love and affection to friendship. In the end, a personal congratulatory text is likely to be saved for the future and thus leave an unforgettable impression.