Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Lost Art

Today I wrote 2 notes. While both were to thank my hostesses on my recent trip, so I consider them a necessity, it reminded me of how few thank you cards I receive anymore. Most of my friends do not write them for their young children or make their older children write them. In fact, many of my friends do not write them for gifts they receive. I think thank you notes are extremely important, but so are handwritten notes in general. It feels really good to go to your mailbox and get a piece of mail that is not a bill, a credit card offer or a flyer. It really doesn't take much effort to pick up a $.99 card at Hallmark and write a quick note to let someone know you are thinking of them. Even better, try throwing in a picture, a recipe, a comic, or a magazine article that made you think of the person. My mom used to mail e comics all the time; now she scans them and emails them...not the same.

Here are a few ideas:
Childhood teachers
New moms
Friend (send a postcard to try to get them to come visit)
Nieces and nephews or any children in your life


  1. I agree; there's nothing like getting some suprise, hand written mail. It's one of the reasons why I used to love penpalling so much, and why I like doing swaps, although those things aren't really suprises!

  2. Actually sending hand written mail. What a novel idea. We adopted a our teenage daughter last year and she just couldn't understand why the grandparents appreciated real mail with hand written notes and photos. (swapbot -stampkrl)