So, yeah. I was checking my list and that's just one of my New Year's Resolutions for twenty-twelve.
I plan on giving the good ol' Post Office my share of support this year with sending out lots of love in the good old snail mail. (Cross your fingers. I am a creative spirit, which is why I think I am totally....completely...somewhat disorganized, and I struggle with keeping my resolutions.)I love it when I open the mailbox and I find a nice little surprise waiting for me, like a card, or a box. I imagine my friends must love that too, and so I put this on my list this year of things to resolve to get better at. Think about it, people. If we don't use the Post Office, it could actually become a thing of the past, like eight-tracks, and typewriters, and liquid white out. Then we'd have no need for cute mailboxes surrounded by pansies out at our curbs, and so on and so on, and that would be tragic, as far as I am concerned, because I find mailboxes to be charming, if done up right...and I am all about adding charm, you know. (Oh! I think I just inspired myself to get a new mailbox for our nest, as well as some pansies and some coral colored geraniums...)
Okay, true confession here: I have to admit that, five months into this year, and I am failing miserably so far at the sending actual card by snail mail. I missed sending out birthday cards to two of my besties in April alone. (I know. What is up with that, anyway?! I appall myself sometimes.)
Whew. I feel better getting that out in the open.
The thing is, that for me, nothing arriving in my inbox compares with receiving a hard copy invite (especially a cute n' clever one!) or a card, or a letter. This got me wondering...do you mail much these days? Do you still send cards? Little prezzies to friends and family? Or....do you rely on e-vites, and emails, and gift cards? Am I alone in this one, packaging up goodies to grand-babes for Easter, and sending hard copy birthday cards (when I have my act together) with cheery little notes inside?
I'd love to hear what you all do!