I think that someone taking the time to write you a handwritten note means so much. It shows that they put a lot of thought into the perfect card or note, they had to plan ahead to have postage stamps on hand and they carefully thought out exactly what they wanted to say... from their heart to yours!
Who doesn't enjoy getting mail from a precious friend or loved one? I don't know about you, but when I go to the mailbox and find a handwritten envelope in the midst of the plethora of bills, I immediately grab that card out and rip it open - FIRST!
I am also one of those people who save EVERY card, note or letter that I receive from my loved ones and friends. I have a card box on my dresser that is OVERFLOWING with precious memories that I have received just over the last couple of years! I have at least TWO other such boxes in the floor of my closet right now!
I also have another VERY special box that contains every "love letter" that my husband and I exchanged when we were dating - while he was away at college in NC and I lived and worked in GA. As you can see....I am a little sentimental when it comes to handwritten cards, notes and letters.
A Woman, A Wife, A Mom. I saw this post on her blog and I felt that it was another confirmation that I was supposed to write more cards and letters this year...and what better way to do that than to commit to writing a handwritten note to someone for EVERY week during the year 2011! 52 Weeks, 52 Letters!
The details from the blog that Anita linked to in her post were,
“One piece of “real” mail sent out each week. It can be a letter, a postcard, a care package, a thank you note, handmade art, etc. I’m searching for all of the cards and stationary I have collected over the years and gathering them into one place with pens, envelopes (regular & padded), lots of stamps (.28 & .44), a glue stick, unlined index cards (great for making postcards), and a few USPS Small Flat Rate boxes. Oh, and I’m updating my address book.”
So...Thank you for giving me the extra "nudge" I needed, Anita. I think this is going to be such a rewarding goal for 2011!
Now.....how about you, my friends?
Would you like to be the recipient of a nice surprise letter in 2011? Share your mailing address with me, if I don't already have it, and who knows what might happen!
Or, maybe this sounds like something you would like to commit to with me this year?
I would love to have you join me in bringing some much-needed love and encouragement to others this year ...
52 Weeks, 52 Letters in 2011!