Though letter writing has gone the way of dressing for dinner (we never knew ye, Cary Grant) and post offices around the country are closing, we can still be happy about one thing that’s declined in popularity: those horrible e-cards that peaked around the turn of the 21st century.
Call me old-fashioned (I prefer classy), but as much as I love technology, there are some things that still need to happen offline. A sincere expression of gratitude is one of them. That’s why I keep a stash of thank you cards ever at the ready. I have a formal style and an informal style of card to suit the mood and/or the message. The fancy gilded note-card pictured is from William Arthur and available here. For something a little more whimsical, visit hello!lucky. It’s also always handy to have a few blank note cards on-hand as well in case “thank you” isn’t the exact sentiment you want to convey.
Now that snail mail is reduced to eco-unfriendly grocery store fliers and credit card offers, when the rare hand-written letter or thank you card shows up in the mailbox, it means more than it ever did.
Non-digital address books aren’t really practical these days; with people moving so often, you’d forever be scratching out addresses. Why not send out a nice mass email or Facebook message to all your friends asking them to help you update your digital address book? It’s worth the trouble.
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