Do you know of someone who needs to hear these words?
I love these note cards. The message is amazing and is often needing to be heard by our loved ones. So often I forget the place that note cards have in the life of a snail mail correspondent. The note card is such a valuable entity, but easy to dismiss if you are more accustomed to penning the lengthier cousin, the letter. Unfortunately (for the note card) I fall into the letter writer camp. But recently decided to take a second look at the note card.
First and foremost, I took down, and dusted off my beautiful copy of Margaret Shepherd's The Art of the Handwritten Note, and began re-reading it. It is one of the classics of hand-written correspondence.
Simply put Ms. Shepherd states the value of the hand written note and what it conveys to the reader;
'You matter to me... I thought of you...I took trouble on your behalf...here's who I am...I've been thinking of you in the days since this was mailed...I want to share with you the textures and colors and images I like.... And that's just the unspoken messages ,the pleasure anticipated before the reader even reads the words that the pen and paper have inspired you to choose.... A note can deliver all this for less than a dollar's worth of materials and ten minutes of your time."
Of course, that is just the beginning of this lovely book. I will enjoy re-reading it. But I also think I am going to make Note Writing a more customary part of my letter writing routine. Perhaps, I will even set aside one day for using notes only!
I hope to share more about my adventures in Hand Written Notes with you soon! I am beginning to look at the hand written note as a "mini letter", and so . What about you? Are note cards a formal part of your writing routine? What occasions to you use to write a note card?