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Remember when the mail included more than bills, advertisements, and credit card applications? Remember summer vacations, eagerly awaiting letters from friends, when there was such a thing as a pen pal? Sure, holidays and birthdays may bring something to look forward to in the mail, and technology has drastically decreased response time in the interim, but there’s still something charming about finding actual correspondence among requests for your money.
Perhaps you’d like to brighten someone’s day in this way yourself, but you’re not going anywhere, so postcards aren’t appropriate, and you don’t have time for an actual letter. What you need is a nice little note card to fill with a short, sweet message you can just drop in the mail while you’re thinking of someone.You can order personalized note cards from a number of places. If you want a simple monogram, you can go to your local stationery store. However, if you want something that illustrates your personality, say you like cat-related puns, you can find more specialized offerings like cat greeting cards at online shops like Do Re Meow.
Online shops frequently offer more unique designs and illustrations, and you can often add your own message to the illustrations while still leaving the inside blank. Moreover, you can order packages of one design you adore, or multiple different ones if you can’t decide. Better still, if you’re a spur-of-the-moment technophile, you can still follow through on your intention of sending a friendly note in the mail without ordering a whole bunch, waiting for them to arrive, filling them out, and remembering to mail them. You can actually choose a card and type out the message online, then have the vendor mail the card directly to your recipient! Of course, this denies your correspondent the pleasure of seeing your own handwriting, but in some cases practicality (and legibility) trumps romance.
Everyone loves to hear that someone is thinking of them, and the effort to put something in writing and mail it out makes it all the more endearing. Find your own style with an online boutique like Do Re Meow and reach out in what is now the most thoughtful medium.