I love 💜 snail mail…
I love 💜 sending letters.
I love 💜 receiving letters.
This year I almost didn’t send out cards for Yule/Christmas. It would have been the first time since I was 16. (But…I did. 30…and I am not done yet.)
I wrote on my personal fb page that I really wasn’t feeling that it was worth my time or saved money to send any cards out. What for? People don’t reciprocate anymore. I don’t ever require a card in return but…when I/we only get 4 cards it becomes a downer. Do I/we not cross my friends and relatives minds? I am sorry but e-cards and well wishes on fb or where ever just don’t cut it for me.
No one takes the time anymore. It isn’t that they don’t have time. They don’t make the time. Turn off the TV and pick up a pen. A simple note to some one you care about is really not that hard. You sit on transit there’s a moment. Instead of fb at your desk, take a five second moment to write a Hi! On a post it and stick it in a envelope. Be creative…
I have heard multiple excuses
- No time
- No cards or pretty paper
- No money for a stamp
- No time to stop at the Post Office.
Bah! Who needs a pretty card or stationary? You have a pen, pencil, marker, crayon, dirt, paint…use it on a napkin, lined paper, scrap paper from the recycle bin, wrapping paper found under the couch, reciept…the limits are endless. You can whip up an envelope with easily.
As for money for a stamp and time to stop at the post office…if you can buy a coffee every morning you can definitely afford a freaking stamp. You can buy booklets of stamps. Keep them in your purse or wallet(I do). That way they are handy and can be slapped on the corner of the envelope and thrown into a Mail Box on a corner or wherever they happen to appear.
I have to drive 20minutes to town to buy stamps at the Post Office. Then go home write letters and then drive 5 minutes to my nearest Mail Box. OR I write a few letters and then mail them off when I’m in town once or twice a month. So, really there is no excuse.
Well……that turned into a rant that I wasn’t expecting. Hmm. I guess it has been bugging me more than I thought.
So…pick up that writing impliment and paper and surprise a friend.