I Believe in Snail Mail12:00 AM
I am not empty words. I rant about the impersonal wishes on Facebook, because I do things differently myself. If you know me IRL (in real life) then I am certain that you would have received a letter, card, postcard or some form of snail mail from me, sometimes for absolutely no reason. Ever since I was a kid, I have sent out cards to my cousins and family on their birthdays and anniversary no matter how far away they lived. I am proud to say that I have continued that habit way into my thirties too. The only catch is, that now I mail cards to those who try and keep in touch with me on regular basis. I call that time and energy management. Anyhoo, since I love hand-written-everything, I also love sending cards with a personal note and lots of love.
The organized (and OCD) person that I am, I have a little notebook with all the anniversaries and birthday listed by the month ('coz a girl needs a little help remembering dates every once in a while). Beginning of every year, I stock up on greeting cards for the whole year. Also, as one grows older, people in your life double and you need to starting budgeting for everything.
Once I have the cards for the whole year, I organize them in my greeting card organizer (yes! I have THAT too) which helps me organize them by the month. Then in the first week of every month I write the cards for the coming weeks and put them in post. Voila! mission accomplished.
It always brings a smile on my face when I receive cards in mail, and I can only hope that it must bring a smile to my friends and family too. Wouldn't you like to go back to old school ways to sending wishes and spreading love?