One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.
Have you seen the commercials for the biking or running machines where you can experience any coarse ,terrain in the world “without ever leaving your home”? Are we entering an era where we won’t need to ever leave our homes? We can order all are groceries and shopping needs, chat with doctors on line, tune in just about anywhere ‘live’ to participate in endless events. I think even phone calls are less popular. It’s so easy to send off an email or a text to someone. Use e-cards and on line gift certificates. Many of theses, if not all are possible to do with out ever interacting with people in person.
This all brings me to encouraging you for the month of February and planning on strengthening your connections with friends, family and those you encounter with mailing a card and/or letters . Yes the good old ORIGINAL form of SOCIAL MEDIA. Let’s make it fun for you and fun for the receiver! Let this time honored method connect you like no other!
- Address your envelope first! You will always run to the last minute drawing and writing.
- Keep stamps& address on hand
Let’s Create some cards!!
Simple…pen, blank cards from a box stores craft department. OR Envelopes and blank card stock to cut down to size.)
Optional: small paper cutter (to cut paper down to size)
Colored pencils or pens, markers
waterproof marker (Sakura my favorite) , watercolors
fancy edge scissors or corner cutters
And some tips form Lewis Carroll in writing a letter itself.
Some February dates to keep in mind:
4-Thank Your Mail-man day.
Eat ice-cream for breakfast day.(invite someone to join you!)
7- Send a card to a friend day.( probably created by a card company)
8-Boy Scout Day (know any? Anyone who was a scout as a child?)
11-Make a Friend Day-Send a new friend a card
15- National Gumdrop day
16- Do a Grouch a favor Day
17- Random Acts of Kindness Day
20-National Cherry Pie Day
20-Love Your Pet Day(or a pet lovers)
27- No brainer day ( I could of invented this one!!)
29- Leap day! Won’t happen for four more years!
For more details on these and MANY others that might inspire a letter of two try this holiday site.
Enjoy!! And if you would like to jon me in drawing and designing your own cards like above. Register for my class.