Did you know that April is also National Card and Letter Writing Month, sponsored by the United States Postal Service? It's always a treat to get a letter, but finding a poem in the envelope makes the experience extra special. Next time you send a letter or holiday hello, treat the addressee to a poem as well. You can put a poem directly into the text of your letter or include a type- or handwritten copy in the envelope.

If you're sick of all the sentiments at your local card shop, you can make your own poetry greeting cards. Find a poem that fits the occasion, or one that you simply enjoy. Photocopy the poem onto colored paper, print a copy from your computer, or just put pen to paper and hand write a copy. Add a collage or some other artwork, or use rubber stamps to decorate the cover.