Yes, you are reading a blog about snail mail.
In this all-digital-all-the-time world, has the art of a hand-written, stamped and sent note been lost? I’d like to think not. I consider it ‘good mail.’ It waits there between the daily pile of bills and fliers, a fabulous envelope or postcard from a friend. Good mail brightens the day.
I recently had a year of exciting life events requiring a lot more correspondence with loved ones than usual, and while I chose email on occasion, everything else went out the old-fashioned way. I hand-picked fun stamps at the post office and found cool postcards to convey the invitation, the gratitude, the love and the cheer. The feedback I received signified that the effort was appreciated.
In this fast-paced communication age where everything seems to be abbreviated or rushed, I think a card or note to convey thanks still says a lot more than a thank you text. Sometimes a text is all that is needed, but if someone has gone out of their way for you, a nice note seems more on-par.
How do you connect with others outside of electronic communication when you want it to be more personal?