Think back to the last time you received a hand-written letter. Felt pretty special, didn’t it? You opened the mailbox and there it was: a colorful envelope with your name and address written lovingly on it. You probably quickly scanned the top left to see who it was from. You were probably instantly filled with a mix of joy and anticipation.
Susan Lendroth said, “To write is human, to receive a letter: [Divine]!”
It’s true. There is just a special feeling when you open the mailbox and find a tangible message from a dear friend or faraway family member.
Sure, our digital world has made it easier to stay in touch; we can talk, send an email or text. And staying connected is so important. We’re not downplaying the importance of digital communication, which has changed lives for the better and brought previously disparate areas of the world closer together. However, too often our digital communication feels fleeting. Look at a real card as a way to leave a record of your thoughts and feelings. When we send a card, it is a physical memento of a moment in a time, a thought that was captured and saved.
Keeping cards and letters can also help us keep a record of our lives. We can look back and remember. We can share them with our children and grandchildren. We can touch them, and the memories come flooding back. We can stash them in an album and, year later, instantly recall the feeling we had when we first got the card.
Imagine sharing those memories with someone you love. You can send a simple, heartfelt message in a card, and your friends and loved ones can experience that “divine” joy of opening the mailbox to find your thoughtfulness waiting. Follow your promptings and send a card today with SendOutCards.