What Is a Farewell Card?
How would you define goodbyes?
Goodbye is easier said than written. Either of the two, the purpose is the same. Farewell cards are used not just in an intimate relationship, these are utilized in formal cases such as a coworker leaving out the company, or an employee resigned for another cause. Making these cards is one way of saying thank you for the time spent together. Elseways, these are also an alternative to those who have difficulty in expressing ideas verbally. It's undeniable that social media is evident nowadays. You might ask yourself, why would I spend time writing and printing a farewell card if I can simply chat someone with my farewell message? Then I leave your own judgment there.
The farewell card is a gift that represents your emotional attachment to the person you are giving it. This will serve as your presence when missing comes in.
How to Make a Farewell Card
Is it your first time to make a farewell card? Don't you have any idea on what to put?
Making farewell cards do not demand you to follow steps, however, your tone depends on who you write with. If you are writing for a dear coworker who is your companion since then, then you can use a casual tone. You have the freedom to write whatever messages you like. If you are the employer and you are making a farewell card for your employee who filed a resignation because of some important cause, then preferably you will use the formal tone. Nevertheless, the important thing is, you are honest upon writing it.
There are tips written below to guide you in making your farewell card, you can refer to these tips with your pre-writing and post writing of your farewell cards.
1. Know your Subject
It's necessary to determine who your subject is in order for you to know what design, tone, and words to use in the card. If you have the basis, it would be easier for you to start and finish it with less time used.
2. Address with Salutation
To make it more personal, add salutation in your farewell card to let the recipients feel that the letter is merely for them not for anyone else. You have to be sensitive to separate the idea of 'someone' from 'everyone. You have to start your message and outline with a sense of belongingness.
3. Make a Draft
Before you write your message in your modern card, make a draft and recheck it first to avoid erasures and to ensure that the message is properly written. This is also necessary for you to reassess if you have missed any important points in your message.
4. Decide Whether to Print or Handwritten
If you want your farewell or thank you card to be more personal, you can write it or if you have bad handwriting and you think your recipient will have a hard time reading it, then you can have it printed. Either of the two will make sense.
5. End With a Hope
Always end your message with hope. Let them feel that even if you will no longer be part of their journey, you are still hoping for the best for them. Inspire them to go on, not