I love handmade cards. I personally love to receive cards with written notes. Recently I took a night and sat and made a huge stack of cards to prepare for spring and summer birthdays on my calendar.
My life, like many of you, revolves around communicating with technology...email, texting etc. It's so nice to actually see someone's handwriting in my mailbox. I've been slacking on mailing out birthday cards the last few months and hopefully my new system will work out better. At the beginning of each month I am going to go through my calendar and mail out birthday cards to everyone in that month. Some folks are going to get very early birthday cards, but I honestly don't think it's that big of a deal. It's the little details that matter most...that someone thought of you to take a moment and write you a letter. I like the details. Big fan actually.