I LOVE getting mail. In this day & age, sending an email is super easy & quick, but so less fun & personal than sending an actual factual letter! For many years now I have made one of my New Year's Resolutions to send more mail - dropping notes in the post for friends celebrating new life events, birthdays & just "thinking of you" cards. When my friends I were last together (thank you wedding season), it warmed my heart that every single one of my friends commented on how "on the ball" I am with notes… I think my Valentine's Day & Easter mailings really won them over!
I grew up in a family that truly valued human interactions. My dad refused to use the drive through at the bank, & in turn all of the bankers knew (& LOVED) him. Same with the post office & restaurants too. During college, even if I didn't appreciate it at the time (#brat), I received a WEEKLY letter/postcard from my parents. I still have them in a box & it is a perfect time capsule that I will treasure for always.
My Memaw corresponded with my Pops through letters for years while he was serving in WWII & I know my sister and I are dying to one day get our hands on those delicate, yellow pages. From what I can see, my G-Pa was quite the heartthrob with words… swoon!
The art of letter writing might not be as alive as it once was, but it is a tradition that I hold dear. I have a part of my closet dedicated to all of my "snail mail" accouterments - stamps, bows, notes, washi tape - so that I am always prepared for a letter writing moment. In fact, one of my favorite wedding shower gifts was a box of letters, sorted for all occasions throughout the year - everyone sends Halloween cards, riiiight??
So today I am giddy to show you the gorgeous cards that Hallmark is now making as part of their Signature Collection. These are cards that the recipient will certainly remember & probably keep (so no pressure over what you write on the inside, ok?)
I gave the one on the left to Scout for her birthday (can you spot the pug??)
And the sprinkles spelling out "HAPPY" just went to my sister-in-law for her birthday!
Seriously, one of my favorites still remains the one that says "Crap" on the front, and then the inside continues with "sorry everything sucks right now". If I was going through a rough patch, that is just what I would want to hear, no one wants to hear sappy "everything will get better soon" stuff!
If you love sending cards as much as I do, or maybe you want to make it a new goal, enter to win your own Hallmark Signature Style card pack using the Rafflecopter widget below (a random winner will be selected next weekend).