The arrival of a new baby is always exciting, but a recent birth has made headlines across the globe. Princess Charlotte, daughter of Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, was born on May 2, 2015, and her birth was welcomed by a swooning crowd of fans worldwide. The royal baby is only weeks old, but she has already been receiving tons of fan mail, congratulations cards and well-wishes from around the world.
The Kensington Palace, where Prince William, Kate, and their two children reside, recently tweeted a heart-warming picture of the piles of fan mail Princess Charlotte has received. The image shows hundreds of handwritten greeting cards, group craft projects and painted pictures from school children. So, if you’re still wondering about the power of a handwritten card, you need only tune into the news to see its great impact.
A royal thank you
The royal family’s gratitude was apparent, demonstrated even beyond the social media post. According to According to Walesonline, Buckingham Palace sent a thank you card to Avia Jenkins Mead, a 6-year-old girl who had sent a handmade congratulations card to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The return note expressed, “The Royal Highnesses are extremely grateful for the wonderful messages they have received and send you their warmest thanks and best wishes.”
Even the Queen of England, Princess Charlotte’s great-grandmother, has acknowledged her gratitude for all of these heartfelt wishes. Another thank you letter was sent from Buckingham Palace to two 8-year-old girls who had written a poem for the royal baby. According to the Gloucestershire Echo, the Lady-in-Waiting wrote a note on behalf of the Queen, thanking the girls for their kind words.
Celebrating a baby
While not every new baby is featured in the news, any birth is an exciting time and calls for celebration. Do you know a couple who recently had a baby? Send the new parents a congratulations card or “thinking of you” message. They’ll appreciate that you want to share in their excitement, and it’s a great way to let them know you’re around if they need anything.
Cards aren’t the only way you can say congratulations. Consider sending small toys or even an outfit for the new baby when you receive a birth announcement. The most important aspect is that you show you care.