2.25.2010

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I love getting snail mail. I really do. But lately I cannot help but think that maybe I don't send it enough.

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I am usually pretty good at sending a thank you letter or a note attached to a gift, but I do not send out many day-to-day letters just to say hello and to be encouraging. So, I am going to try to do better. Or, to be more specific (because almost all of my teachers have told me to be specific in making goals), I am going to try to send one letter a week.


As Kelly from Kelly's Korner, said in this post, "Let's be that little 'pick-me-up' for others (by sending them a letter in the mail)......what do you think? Is there someone who you could make their day by mixing a 'thinking of you' in between the cable bill and the electric bill?"

I think she couldn't me more right on.

So, I thought I could maybe, just maybe help spread some love by sending some snail mail. What could it hurt, right? I think a 42 cent stamp is completely worth it.

God has blessed me with 2 things that will really help me out as I try to accomplish this:
1. Lots of beautiful stationery (Thanks, Mum!)
2. A love for even MORE beautiful stationery for my growing collection.

But, just to liven things up a bit, I wanted to show you a few more things that would make this experience even more beautiful...

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This writing desk. Who doesn't love distressed white wood? Uhh, I love it! I could write a million letters a day if I had this desk!


 
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Scottie note cards from Crane and Co. Everyone would love a little John Robby in the mail!


 
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Don't these beauties remind you of Tiffany and Co.? They are so pretty!


 
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These notecards, also from Crane and Co., are engraved with amazing detail.



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It's no secret that I love a Fleur de Lis, and these handmade notecards can be found on Etsy.com.


 
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And, of course, I'd love to be able to write with this beautiful Tiffany and Co. pen. (Love the pink detail, don't you?)


But, the more I think about it, the more I realize that it's not the pen I use, the paper I write on, or the desk I sit at that's important-- it's the words I write. Hopefully, the words I write with the pen they gave me at the bank on my left-over wedding stationery will mean just as much as if I were to write it with that Tiffany pen on those handmade cards. It IS the thought that counts, right? And I promise to put a lot of thought into the words I write.



I hope I have inspired you, too. What do you say? Want to join me in resolving to send some more snail mail this year?

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4 comments:

  1. I LOVE this "blob" post, Sweetie!! It was so true! In our busy world today we do need to take the time to send more "snail mail" to brighten someone's day. And I got some really good ideas for Easter basket items too!! Love you MORE, Mom

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  2. I love this post! And i agree 100%. . .I was thinking the other day about this and I want to start writing more letters, too. I love getting letters, so why not send them? Hope you have a GREAT weekend.

    Anna

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  3. I read Kelly's post yesterday, and watched the news clip she had posted about the teacher...WOW!!! That was major motivation and inspiration to me! There's something so much more personal about receiving a letter in the mail than in your e-mail inbox, isn't there? And, it makes me think of "back in the day" when my grandmother would send me notes and cards in the mail and I felt so special. I have a MAJOR love/addiction to beautiful stationary and cards - I plan to start putting my collection to good use and send notes of encouragement much more often. I'm with you, girl :)

    Also - thanks for the comment about me not being old! LOL I am very excited to get my new washer and dryer!!

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  4. I'm a huge fan of the snail mail...have been for as long as I can remember. I find myself sitting at my desk at a few times a week mailing out correspondence. Sometimes I receive something back...sometimes I don't...but either way, it makes me happy to send it.

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