Address it, Stamp it, Then Set it Free

Various inks on gel printed greeting cards

The prompt for week thirty-five in our fifty week calligraphy challenge was ‘greeting card’. We were tasked with making a card of some kind, suitable for mailing. For me it was perfect timing as my niece’s fortieth birthday was a few weeks away. My goal was to create forty cards to mail for her birthday. Here you can see a small sample of the many I completed.

I am a huge fan of snail mail. There is something special that bubbles up inside us when we see our name on an envelope that is not a bill or junk mail. Opening the mailbox to see that someone thought about you enough to send you a letter is a fantastic surprise. I found out that all my cards arrived today and they are waiting for my niece to get home from work. Today is her birthday. What fun to see a stack of cards in the mailbox just for you!!

When was the last time you sent someone a letter, note or card? Not a text or email, an actual hand written something? I am always impressed and overjoyed when I get mail as I send so much, it is nice to see the fun reciprocated. Everyone likes mail, the good stuff that is. Even better is mail with no purpose other than to bring joy to the day. Maybe this feeling is why we still send Christmas cards, spread the joy of the season even in a simple envelope with a stamp.

Let me challenge you to send someone a piece of mail. Send it to celebrate something, spread the love, or even to make them smile. Give it a whirl, get out a piece of paper and a pen and let the words flow. Address it, stamp it, then set it free. The recipient will be glad you did.

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