I’ve decided that one of my goals for the year is to bring back the use of snail mail. In a day and age where we’re all about Happy Birthday Facebook wall posts, and quick texts, I’m bringing it back to the olden days. Back to a time where people sent hand-written sentiments to family and friends. Personally I LOVE getting cards in the mail and figure others feel the same way.
Therefore, at the beginning of the month I headed to Target to pick up cards for friends/family celebrating birthdays in April. I browsed through, found beautiful, appropriate cards for each person on my list and was all set to put them in my basket…..then I took a closer look at the prices:
$4.95? $5.95? I was shopping for FIVE people so next thing I knew I was holding over $25-worth of cards in my hands!
That just didn’t seem economical to me so I made a spur of the moment decision. Instead of paying over $25 for cards, I would pick up a box of fun stationary cards and use them to create personal, hand written notes instead.
Target had lots of fun options. The best part? Look at those prices! $4.99 for an entire box of cards!
I loved the springy-feel of these yellow and grey cards.
In each card, Z and I wrote a short note AND included a picture. It created a much more personal touch than a standard message some greeting card company came up with.
I can’t wait to continue this little tradition. Here’s to bringing back snail mail!
I want to know…
Are you a birthday card type of person? When is the last time you sent one?
When is the last time you RECEIVED a card in the mail?