Modern technology is a wonderful thing. I love having friends and family members at a distance brought close by the touch of a keyboard. You can email or text a quick hello, apology, a love note, or a birthday wish. This is convenient and the sentiments sincere, but it will never replace the experience of receiving a handwritten note or card.
box attached to our house. Ezra never tires of asking, "Is there anything for me?" and an extra advertising insert simply won't do. A party invitation, a card from grandma, or a letter from school that simply bears his name always provide a thrill.
The kids even started corresponding with pen pals this summer, friends from the town we moved away from last year. They love seeing their friend's handwriting, looking over their hand drawings, and tucking the card away in their room for safe keeping. They might not be familiar with a rotary telephone or road trips without a GPS, but they certainly know the wonder of a handwritten note.
When Hallmark invited bloggers to join The Get Carded Challenge, I knew I wanted to create some mailbox magic for loved ones in my life. I still want to be the first one to the mailbox, but I wait patiently for my kids to hand me the mail. Most days are filled with bills and advertisements, but every once in awhile a card arrives and it makes my day.
Hallmark challenged bloggers to send 7 cards in 7 days and I decided to focus on the theme "Thinking of You." I didn't want to wait for an occasion to tell loved ones that I missed them or how much I value their friendship. So, I selected to reach out to friends and to wish my nephew well on his first year of college.
There's something beautiful about the process of pen to paper, sharing your love for someone, and sealing it in a letter to send their way. You know I've always loved little love notes and this week was no exception. Hallmark has inspired me to make it my goal to send a handwritten card or note at least one time a week and to keep cards on hand for when inspiration hits.
Have you snail-mailed anyone lately? Here's your challenge from me: Send at least one hand-written card in the coming week and see how it feels.
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