There is one reason I don't like Sundays ... there is no mail. Some goes for federal holidays. I love checking the box in the afternoon. I love packages and magazines and books and surprise letters. Christmas is especially fun as colorful envelopes arrive each day. I also love to write letters and hoard stationery like there is a paper shortage coming any day now. My first job was at a Hallmark so I have plenty.
Unfortunately, I don't get the chance to write as much as I used to. Yes, we could blame the easy and convenience of e-mail. My dad would tell you my hands must be broken. But I want to change that. I hear by announce the Campaign to Bring Back Real Mail. If you read this, I challenge you to write just one "Just Because" letter to anyone you like. Think of a new mom you know that might need a note of encouragement or a relative in a nursing home. Of course our children love getting stuff in the mail. Come back and let me know where your special note was sent.
To make sending letters easier, I put together a stationery kit. I found this bag stashed away (I seriously don't remember what was in it or when it came into the house) and was about to toss it when I realized it was the perfect size for this idea. I put stamps, an assortment of stationery — birthday cards, thank yous and blanks — and my address stamp (very handy and one of those cheap deals on Vistaprint) all in one place. It has a handle so it is easy to grab to write a quick note between playing Legos and laundry.
Like my personalized stationery? Lelan of Good Gravy! Handcrafted Designs sent a package to me after I sent her some owls. I certainly think I got the better end of the deal. She has all kinds of goodness in her shop ... note cards, custom invitations and more. Check it out.
Now, I've got some cards to send. Off to the post office.