The Ecstatic Joy Of Receiving A Card
You Got Snail Mail
How many mornings do you bend down to pick up the post at your front door, or take out those envelopes from your letter box, to almost always be disappointed to see more ugly bills and other communications that you could really live without. Like the film Groundhog Day, many of us repeat this performance of picking up the snail mail and each morning it turns out be a dull start to the day!
You Got Mail
And even though Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks did a great job in 1998 of making receiving email more interesting that it sometimes is, you know it is not quite the same as feeling and even smelling a real letter or a real card that someone took the time to write, and even choose to send to you.
Through Progress What Have We Lost?
I know it is really handy to take a look at your friends on Facebook to see what they’re up to, and see who’s tweeting about what, but it is hardly the same as someone actively taking the time to write to you or even find a pretty card to send to you.
It does bring up the question of what we have we lost through our progress. Personally I think there is a lot to be said for many different types of communication, so it is not a question of knocking our progress but purely pointing out that we should be mindful not to lose the friendship and romance that was once so beautifully expressed in letters and cards.
Message In A Bottle
Perhaps in years to come my opinions will be compared to considering a message in a bottle as a good mode of communication. That said in its day, which dates back to 310 BC, a message in a bottle was a good way of communicating under certain circumstances.
This mode of communication was used in sea and war scenarios also and as recently as 2005 a message in a bottle saved 88 shipwrecked migrants who sent an SOS message in bottle, off the coast of Costa Rica. They attached it to the lines of a fishing boat that was passing and they were rescued because of their message in a bottle.
Postcards From A Friend (Or Romantic Suitor…)
Of course sending a message in a bottle to a friend or someone that you are, or wish to be, romantically involved with, might be fun, but the chances of it being received may be a little slim.
That in mind, you could consider writing a short but sweet, or a long and lovely, postcard or greeting card. Put yourself in the position of opening up that envelope that stands out in the post as a bright and shiny new pin in amongst the nasty bills.
Imagine the delight, that warm feeling inside of being thought of and that somewhat mysterious joy of reading the handwriting of someone who care deeply about. Handwriting is a message from the subconscious and that is why it can be analysed by experts to determine personality traits and potential.
In days gone by they used to talk about someone having “an elegant hand” which meant that their handwriting was beautiful, which somehow or other gives us the idea that the person must be a good person…
Don’t worry if your handwriting is not some type of script, it is your handwriting and combined with well chosen paper, postcards or greeting cards, will mean so much to someone in your life.
Check out this absolutely gorgeous range of Cavallini postcards and greeting cards. Let them inspire you to delight someone in your life!!!