Do You Send Birthday Cards to Your Sphere?

Real Estate Agent with Front Gate Real Estate Broker 11085

This thought has been swirling around in my head for months, so today I took the first step toward accomplishing this goal. I bought a couple dozen birthday cards to send to friends, clients, and sphere.

I also popped by the Post Office to pick up a roll of stamps. Armed with my laptop, I signed into Facebook to check the birthday list. It's easy to find your friends birthdays, then all you have to do is add the address, which you probably already have in your database.

Have you taken time to personally mail cards to your friends and fans? My birthday was last month, and I received lots of well wishes via text messages, phone calls, and Facebook. However, it is especially nice to be remembered with a physical  card. I picked out a variety of cute cards that reflect my personality and that will match up with my friends. And it doesn't matter if I get business from this activity or not; I've reached out to my friends on their special day and that makes ME happy.


Do You Send Birthday Cards to Your Sphere?

Comments (11)

Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Pat I like sending a handwritten card to friends and clients and I do it quite often. Not so much this past year as it's been so darn busy.  And then I'll pick up the phone to say HI, How ya doing! I enjoy receiving them as well, like you!

Jan 26, 2022 03:23 PM
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

Hi Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty I send birthday and home anniversary cards.  I picked some up from Amazon.  Good quality and price.

Jan 26, 2022 04:21 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty

I'll definitely check out this resource. Thanks!

Jan 26, 2022 07:15 PM
Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs

I do not let peole know when my birthday is. March 27,1948. I let them know when I graduated from LSU in 1971 and got married then....

Jan 26, 2022 05:19 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty

I'm ok letting people know the month and date of my birthday, but try to keep the year secret. :)

Jan 26, 2022 07:16 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Pat... here's what I send my clients/sphere:

1. Birthday Cards

2. Wedding Anniversary Cards

3. Home Anniversary Cards

4. Thanksgiving Day Carrds

5. Christmas Cards

6. New Year Cards

I order cards from Note Card Cafe... nice cards; you can personalize your messages; reasonable cost.

Jan 27, 2022 04:40 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty

I don't think I've ordered from Note Card Cafe, but will check them out. I know you are good at sending cards to your circle. :)

Jan 27, 2022 08:28 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Pat, I have designed a birthday postcard that I send to parents for their birthdays every year.

Jan 27, 2022 06:34 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty

Really? That's unique. Who do you use to print them?

Jan 27, 2022 08:29 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello pat,  I know i should but I do not do that.  It would be a good practice to stay in touch.  

Jan 27, 2022 08:55 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty

I'm excited to start the process. We are all glued to our phones and laptops; it will be nice to offer a personal touch.

Jan 27, 2022 09:20 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Yes,  Everyone likes to be remembered on their birthday and anniversary.  Cheers, A

Jan 27, 2022 09:16 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Sending cards with personal notes is a great practice. 

People love to be remembered. The note is the most important part of the card.

Jan 27, 2022 09:46 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Pat I am ashamed to say I am very bad at sending cards, maybe that is why I admire people who do.

Jan 27, 2022 12:55 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Sending birthday cards to those in your database is a good business idea, Pat!

Jan 27, 2022 01:01 PM
Gwen Fowler SC Lakes & Mountains 864-710-4518
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Walhalla, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

I do try to send cards and mailouts to past customers and clients.  I have found out that they really appreciate this, and it really makes a difference to people when you show them you care about them.

Jan 28, 2022 07:19 AM