With all the technological advances humankind has made, it is easier than ever to stay connected with friends and loved ones who are literally spread across the globe. However, with all of the innovations we have made, one mode of communication is sadly falling to the wayside: the written letter.
Now maybe I am just old school, but I personally love to receive something in the mail besides bills and catalogues. I might also be one of the last people to receive magazines via the postal service, but I just love them so much. Browsing a magazine on an ipad will never replace the thrill of flipping through the glossy pages of my favorite periodical, and no arguments for the environment benefits of reducing paper use can’t sway my opinion on this one… sorry.
Anyway I digress… With Valentine’s Day right around the corner it is the perfect opportunity to pick up a card and send it to a loved one. I think cards are so special not only because of the words inside, but also because they show that someone cares enough to take the time to pick out a card specifically for you. Texts just aren’t that thoughtful or meaningful when put in that perspective, what can I say.
I personally love the card selection at Paper Source and can spend hours browsing their selection. I also always find great cards at art shows. The Renegade Craft Fair for example always has an awesome selection of cards from artists you can’t always find in stores. I also am purposefully posting this blog post early enough so that if you feel inspired you still have time to a) find a card and b) mail it in time for the holiday (another small act that shows you care!). Instead of relying on our technological standbys, maybe put forth a little extra effort and try something new (well actually quite old) and send a card. Spreading love via mail is always going to be a good thing!