Friday, October 17, 2008

A Lost Art

I think I'll do something way retro this weekend...

I received some cute monogrammed note cards recently as a gift, and they are such lovely fall colors that I'm tempted to jot off some handwritten notes to a few friends.

Or would that just be terribly old-fashioned of me?
Seriously, I love to get letters and little gifts in the mail, don't you?

I also enjoy the technology that allows us to keep in touch so much easier than ever before... flat-rate calling on the cell phone, email, blogging, Facebook... It's great!

But I kinda miss the little "treats" I used to find in my mailbox, too. So I've been trying to make more of an effort this year to write a note and... gasp! ...spend 42 cents on a stamp to "bless" my loved ones with a surprise in their mailboxes on occasion.

What do you think? Do you like "real" mail? Or does it not matter to you?

11 comments:

Dori said...

I love real mail I think the last that we got at our house was a birthday card from aunt Karla!

Emily said...

I love writing letters and agree that it is a lost art! With email and the internet it seems like most people don't have pen friends and write letters! Have a beautiful day!

pse said...

I love getting letters. Both in the mail box and email. Seems we don't get much of either anymore, I'm sure it is because of the phone.

I sometimes spend time reading letters from by-gone years. Even the ones I wrote to my mother bring back memories that I had forgotten.

Dawnie said...

i love getting letters or cards. I used to be so much better about it. I dont think its so much the postage but more of time. I've been forced to going back to writing though--and I'm enjoying it!

MuseSwings said...

I love handwritten notes and letters on beautiful stationary and note cards. I have a nice collection of each and fountain pens but seem to be in a stall on letter writing right now. It's contagious, you know - send a note and you just might get one!

Also Known As Alicia said...

Oh, I completely agree. I love to get a note in the mail. It means so much! I also like to send them. Unfortunately I don't do this very much. But, I am now challenged to try to make an effort this week. Have a great weekend!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Yes, I love receiving mail, and try to make myself write cards, especially to my elderly aunts and a few friends who don't use email. It really is becoming a lost art!

Katherine

Greg said...

Yeah, I know I'm a guy on a girly blog ;), but I wanted to let you know of my new post on worldviews! Hee-hee! It also has a great little cartoon that I thought was very appropriate. You might want to check it out. Shameless self-promotion? Yeah, but it's totally pertinent to what you've been talking about, what all, with sending little "care" packages and stuff.... Yeah, uh-huh! ;)

I know all about it. Who do you think makes frequent little trips to the post-office, with pinkish, frilly, little envelopes and packages, prepared by my loving wife? I felt obliged to make sure the postal clerks knew that I don't have girlfriends in all 50 states in the Union! :O

Carrie said...

Receiving handwritten cards and letters still is much nicer than an electronic message - however beautiful or clever.

Farrah said...

Oh yes! Real mail is so much fun!! I think it's a grand idea to send some surprises. Enjoyed the one you sent me! And that stationary is REALLY cute. It's being displayed with my fall stuff!

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

I love regular mail and email. It's so fun to think someone else has been thinking about you enough to drop you a line. I can't imagine how they waited weeks at a time for a letter. I know when I was growing up that's all we had, but now I am spoiled with the computer. Love those pretty notecards though.