A friend of ours recently had back surgery. So we sent a card to let him know we were thinking of him and his wife. If they needed any help to call.
I have to believe that it means a little more to the receipt to receive a handmade card then a store bought. I sure do wish my family and friends were crafters, I'd love to receive a handmade card.
I'm raising my girls to enjoy cards and crafting. It's nice to receive handmade cards from my 5 year old, but I also look forward to the days when she's older and see what awesome creations she will come up with!