I have 3 or 4 friends who consistently mail me notes and postcards. It’s always unexpected, it might be from across town or around the world, and it invariably cheers me up. When I lived overseas, my mom always sent snail mail, and I felt a little less alone. I responded with postcards, naturally, but also with those super thin, blue, par avion letter-envelopes-all-in-one papers with flaps on the sides that I had to lick to enclose the letter.
Writing and receiving notes was the idea behind developing a notecard subscription. I wanted a way to get a packet of writing material into people’s hands during another long winter. One of my letter-writer-enthusiast friends joined me outdoors around a fire to brainstorm what to include and how to deliver it. That may or may not have been the night we set the porch on fire, but the end result is pretty fun!
I also found 12 reasons that remind me why I write notes and revel in receiving them. My girl demanded that I exclude grammar day and proofreading day, but I have to say I was a little excited about those (March 4 and March 8, respectively.) And then I discovered that my birthday is on love note day. How great is that?!
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