I’m not one to make New Year’s Resolutions…mainly because I know I won’t keep them. Last year I told myself I was going to send more cards and letters to friends the old fashioned way…(“snail”) mail. You know, with paper and ink and stamps.
I’m sad to report that I didn’t.
This year is even worse. I’m seriously behind on sending out some birthday gifts – to my nephew and my best friend’s son…and thinking about her daughter’s 6th birthday (not even sure how that’s possible) is just around the corner. Will I even get hers off in time? And will I once again be sending her brother’s gift on HER birthday?
Don’t even get me started on letters and cards…I’m sure I’ve not sent even one. Oh, and my mom’s Mother’s Day gift is still sitting on the dryer.
I’m a sad case.
I REALLY enjoy sending cards to people. Why? Because I know I love to receive them. There’s something about going to your mailbox, knowing that you’re going to get some useless flyer on “deals” in the area, someone wanting to spray your yard for bugs and of course the endless bills. But then, under all that “junk” you see something pretty…a handwritten, addressed envelope!!
Wait, what is that? In this tech age of instantly texting, tweeting (I just joined Twitter…WHO AM I?!), facebooking, g-chatting craziness, someone sent a letter, a card.
And WROTE on the envelope.
Madness is what it is. WHO DOES THAT anymore?
I want to. I need to.
It means I sat down long enough to think about that person to send a note, where I wrote something on it to say, you mean something to me. I miss you. I love you. I care about you.
Tiny Prints is my favorite stationery provider. For the last few years I’ve purchased everything from birth announcements to address labels to Christmas cards and notepads from them and everything turns out beautifully.
I’ve got a couple of things in my cart and since the budget allows for it, I’m making a purchase today.
I should probably purchase some stamps too because I have high hopes for myself over the next few weeks.