You know the feeling when you open your mailbox and you’re flipping through the envelopes — bill, bill, flyer, bill .. Ooo, a card! Isn’t it fun when there’s something there that you weren’t expecting? I’m one of those people who starts checking the mail with ridiculous enthusiasm more than a week before my birthday because I love getting mail that doesn’t require sending someone money.
I’m a big believer in the giving and receiving of cards. I’ve heard the arguments to the contrary — they’re a waste of money, it’s some else’s words, blah, blah. But I really think that taking the time to pick out a meaningful card from the hundreds in the store is sometimes more heartfelt than the monetary gesture of a gift.
My crafty friend and Magenta Revolution business partner HH blogged recently about cards and gave a little tutorial on how to refurbish old cards — check it out here. Handmade. It doesn’t get much more personal that that.
The problem is, I get busy and make excuses. I pretend that there isn’t a mailbox on every corner and I let cards hang around in my purse for weeks. Well, no more. I’m making it my goal to pick up a roll of stamps and put notes to family and friends in the mail more often.
When’s the last time you sent a card for no reason?