I don’t collect a lot of things. I mean, of course I have photos and a few things that were special handmade gifts and such from the girls that I’ve kept over the years. The only other things I really keep are cards. You know, the ones with handwritten notes. It seems rare to receive a note in the mail like this for with email and so many social media platforms, isn’t it just easier to say thank you on someone’s Facebook wall, or give a Twitter shout out for being so awesome? I mean, social media has a purpose, and there isn’t anything wrong with that. It’s part of my everyday life, so trust me, I am on there all the time. But getting those special handwritten notes means so much to me.
Recently I interviewed Jaime Sullivan of Bravo’s Jersey Belle. After our interview she was so kind and sent me a thank you card with a sweet handwritten note. It was so thoughtful. Something so simple, and it really made my day.
Then recently when I had a birthday, I got several funny and sweet cards, all with special notes, and as much as I love getting all the love on Facebook and Twitter, those cards are still my favorite birthday wishes. And this year, my daughter Madi, who is now 14, made me a card. She has pretty much made me one every year since she’s been able to write. Those kinds of cards…treasures to me!
And then I have this card that is over 21 years old that my mom sent me. I was living in Pennsylvania working my first job. She was always great about sending me cards. I love that I have so many great handwritten memories. This one is a favorite.
This got me thinking and I decided to challenge myself to remind some people just how important they are to me. So I am going to send at least 2 handwritten notes out per week for the month of September. Think about how nice it would be to receive a note from one of your friends or family members. Why not take a few minutes and do it too? You know, I can promise it will make you smile to think about their smile when they get that sweet note from you.
Happy September! Let’s make each other feel good!