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Moonpig is encouraging the UK to “say thank you for free” as the company is giving away free thank you cards for the remainder of August. This is limited to one card per customer per day, and the discount will appear when it’s added to the basket.

Customers will just need to pay a postage cost of 85p.

Moonpig highlighted how gratifying it can be to send cards even as the act disappears among the young.

Research from the company showed over half (59 percent) of those from younger generations are “too quick to simply send a text to express gratitude, while openly admitting that they love to receive a Thank You card in the post”.

Moonpig detailed it knew of “the importance of a thank-you through the post and how difficult a year it’s been for everyone” and as such, it has created a “Gratitude Month”.

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Moonpig are giving away free cards (Image: GETTY/MOONPIG)

During this month, it is offering free Thank-You Cards to the nation this August.

Moonpig provided insight on how important this could be: “Sending a Thank-You card is more than just the action of giving and receiving – it is giving our brains little treats behind the scenes.

“In a poll of 1,000 18–35-year-olds conducted by Censuswide, over half (55 percent) agree a thank you card makes them feel loved and appreciated, which according to neuroscientist research, is because our brains give us a surge of activity producing the feeling of pleasure.

“Neuroscientist Dr Jack Lewis explains that ‘giving is its own reward’ as our brains react positively when we do something that shows we care – and can even help you feel happier.”

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Dr Lewis expanded on this: “We are social creatures and sending or receiving an unexpected Thank You card can act as a way to bolster our social connections.

“Doing something thoughtful for another person makes us feel good because it stimulates three different parts of the brain spread out along the underside of the brain where the left and right halves meet in the middle, making us feel great.

“The giver of the kind gesture benefits from securing the relationship – the more thought the giver puts into the making the message personal, the greater the impact on the other person, and the more gratitude they will end up feeling.

“That makes them more likely to reciprocate and do something nice in return, which is reassuring to our brains.

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“Importantly, the element of surprise is key in the important business of strengthening social bonds and has a powerful impact on our brain’s reward pathway, which is why a surprise thank you card, vs an expected text message has more of an effect.”

Sarah-Jane Porter, the Head of Cards and Licensing for Moonpig, concluded: “We now know that both sending and receiving a card not only feels good but is good for us.

“After a particularly stressful year, sharing gratitude and recognising someone’s contribution to your life is a simple, but special way to show you care.

“So, for our Gratitude Month, anyone can send free Thank You cards from our website.

“We know we all have a lot of people to thank, so this August, customers can send a free Thank You card per day, for just the price of postage.”

As it stands, there are around 400 personalised Thank You Cards to choose from on Moonpig’s website.

Additionally, Moonpig also offers a range of other themed cards, flowers and personalised mugs.

Full details on the offer can be found on the company’s website.

William Murphy

William Murphy

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