Friday, February 4, 2011

Things I Love - Sending Cards

Things I Love...

This is my feature where I get to share something that I just love. Since you are my friends, I like sharing things I love with others. It could be anything from a new product, food, recipe, song, image, to a person and everything in between. This will be something I am completely doing on my own, without pressure or compensation from a company, author, PR/Marketing firm, friend, business owner, etc. This will just be something that makes me happy and I want to share it with you. Enjoy some love!
Today's love is.............................Sending Cards
At the beginning of the year, I read on another blog (can't remember which one) about 52 Weeks of Letters.  It was an idea to get back to personal letter writing by sending one letter to someone each week of the year.  As I read that, I thought, I already do that for the most part, but I send cards.  I LOVE buying just the right card and sending it to someone, either to let them know I am thinking of them, to make to laugh, or to just say how important they are to me.  I know how much I love receiving mail that isn't a bill or junk.  I love knowing that someone took 5 minutes out of their day to write me a note.  Yes, email can do that too, but to actually receive a hand written letter or card in the mail is truly priceless. 
I remember as a child sending letters to my cousins who lived far away.  I wish I would have kept all those letters that we wrote back and forth.  I also love reading books that use letters to tell the story.  It makes it so much more personal and fun to read. 
I have a box that I keep all my cards and it separates them by category.  So, if I need a get-well card, birthday card, or just a make-you-laugh card, I know right where to look.  I love stopping into Hallmark and stocking up on cards.  Sometimes I have just the person in mind for the card and just need to wait for the right moment to send it. 
I love sending cards to people and hoping that I can bring a smile to their face when they open it up!

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