Monday, January 18, 2016

Sending Notes

There is nothing I enjoy more than receiving a letter.
My heart always skips a beat at the sight of a thoughtfully penned note.
In my 20's I did alot of letter writing.
This was pre-email, pre-smart phone, Facebook, Instagram, etc. etc. 
You get the picture.
You picked up the phone to call and chat...or you sent a letter.
Time was spent on words that blessed someone, made them happy, gave condolences, encouraged.
It is somewhat of a lost art these days.
Hand written notes tell someone you really thought about them and took a few minutes to send them a pretty card and thoughts.

It is so easy to find notecards.
Several of mine came from the local Dollar Store. 
I like to keep a small drawer full of pretty cards so I am ready at a moments notice to write.

I love, love this Etsy shop and all of their beautiful stationary.
And how about a stamp to make sticking your address on the envelope that much more fun?
and what about stationary paper for those notes that might be a little longer?
The possibilities are endless and there are so many options available out there to find cards that refelect your sense of style.

Here is to a year filled with the chance to make someone's day with a simple note!



Simply At Home said...

Julia, how lovely! Just the other day I was cleaning out a box and came across letters that my dad and his lovely wife wrote me in the 90's. They are both gone now. The letters brought a smile to my face..tears to my eyes. I love writing letters. I still share hand written letters with my sister who lives a few hours away and with my sister in Port Orchard Washington. Have a blessed day & stay warm!

Unknown said...

Love cards and all things paper! The flowers in the jar on the note card remind me of your pretty gardens!

Bevy @ Treasured Up and Pondered said...

Amen! Sweet friend. A longing and desire of mine to continue to grow this habit.

I mean, it used to be a regular thing for me - as well. Sadly, like you said, it was all pre-computer, etc.

I really do mean to get back to this. Thank you for your gentle reminder and encouragment to do so.

Gumbo Lily said...

Like you, I used to write a lot more notes and letters before email and texting. Thank you for encouraging us not to give up on the age old art of note and letter writing. You're right, there's nothing like finding a handwritten letter in the mailbox!


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