Not to get all old-timey, but in an age where everyone texts, tweets, snapchats, etc., the idea of sending something handwritten seems antiquated—but that’s exactly why it isn’t. It’s novel; it’s different; it’s downright awesome. (Besides, your third grade teacher didn’t make you practice cursive over and over again for nothing.)
I’ll never forget the day I stumbled into a Papyrus shop waiting for my train at Grand Central; everything was just so beautiful, and there was such a vast selection. It soon became a game to pick the perfect card for different people in my life. There's just something so magical about finding a card that fits someone's personality. I'm a dork, I know, but I enjoy making my friends feel special because, well, they are.
Years later, I’d been convinced I was the only person who still sent cards on a regular basis. (Well, besides my mother; I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.) Boy was I wrong. The idea of sending handwritten cards often and always is still very much alive in the South. Thank you notes, welcome to Birmingham notes, hey I’m glad we’re friend notes—I swear I’ve gotten more mail in the last couple of months than I have in the last few years.
Sending a card is a small gesture that goes a long way. Most people just get bills in the mail these days, so why not send a little sunshine instead? Below are some of my favorite recent finds in case you need a little inspiration: