Handwritten letters are the teddy bears of communication, instantly endearing and like a hug of affirmation that you are real, lovable, and old school. I firmly believe God should give every person who willingly writes letters by hands a halo, or at least some nice shine [we do strain 'em eyes, especially if we're really old school and write by candlelight...].
Ever since i graduated from college last may, life has opened up more time and space, or perhaps i just got older and slightly better at time management,
to invest thought into presentation as well as content
At any given time, though, I always have more mental letters than letters actually started. So, one trick I’ve developed for mobilizing myself:
Buy adorable stamps I am excited to use / show off
It’s a strange incentive, but works so well. I promise.
My current favorites are Go Green , Poker peeps, and Jazz (above). I literally have 40 or more each of these. When other kids go shopping for kicks and cheetos, I go … get me some stamps. Just givin’ the postal system some love, y’all.
p.s. Wouldn’t it be fabulous if the postal system produced “puzzle” stamp sets? Maybe of a bike or hot air balloon? Or even customizable! Or monochrome stamps?! Maybe white? Forget color, I think I’ve found a new career direction!
p.p.s. Utility companies and banks should consider hiring people to hand write bills and whatnot, don’t you think? This will infuse our culture with a renewed appreciation for the craft of writing, increase jobs, and make companies think twice before spamming at the cost of the environment. Hey, it’ll probably work just as well as Starbucks’ Create Jobs for U.S.A. Program. Just playing :)