I picked up a few notecards and was starting to snail mail my friends and family. Well, since then, I’ve exchanged a dozen of cards/letters all across Canada and even purchased a few more notecards (I’m seriously obsessed!). After deleting Facebook last week, I’ve realized exactly how much we rely on technology to stay connected. While it’s convenient and wonderful at times, I’ve decided to take a step back. PLUS, I love getting mail! Don’t you?
Here is my growing collection of notecards and stationary. I spent yesterday writing a very special “thank you” note, but I wasn’t sure which thank you card to use! Ah, tough decisions…
Keeping in touch via snail mail is so much more fun than Facebook, email, or texting! It’s so much more personal. Why don’t you give it a try?
1. Find the perfect stationary - I’ve always been a fan of cute stationary! Whenever I’m bored, I’ll browse stationary online or hit up HomeSense and see what they have in stock. Right now, I’m loving this “hello” notecard set by Nico and Lala ($15.00 for a set of 10). If you’re looking for something cheaper, I suggest taking a look around HomeSense/Winners– you’ll find adorable notecards there for ~$5.00!
2. Grab a few pens - Whether I’m jotting down to-do lists or writing a note, I always opt for my favourite pens: Sharpie pens!! These pens come in several different colours and they don’t bleed through your paper! I highly recommend them!
3. Add a personal touch with an embosser – I understand that embossers are a little pricey, but I really want one! I would love to add more of a personal touch to my notes!
4. Organize your addresses – Right now, I’m storing my important addresses in my Erin Condren Life Planner. If you’re more of a tech person, you can always store your address in your phone or in the “addresses” part of your computer or email. Personally, I like writing them down on paper ;)
5. Don’t forget to buy a book of stamps! - And of course, don’t forget to buy a book of stamps! There’s nothing worse than writing a card or letter and forgetting a stamp. In my case, the card usually sits on our bookcase for days (okay, sometimes even a week!!), just waiting to be mailed! Eek.
When was the last time you sent snail mail?