Thanks to email, I can send a message to my friends in England and get a reply in minutes! That is amazing to me — and much appreciated. After all, thanks to computers I feel just as close to my son in Lisbon, Portugal as I do my son in San Jose, California.
On the other hand…
As great as computers are, they just cannot seem to replace or even replicate that warm, personal — often nostalgic — touch you get from hand crafted messages.
You know what I mean, don’t you?
For instance, I still have birthday cards and Mother’s day cards and handwritten notes that my children gave to me when they were little.
I even have a handwritten note from 1975 — a poem my nan wrote for me not long before she passed away.
Even if we could evoke such sentiments for emails and “e-cards,” too often our notes are lost over time, or with the replacement of computers.
The good news is that you don’t have to spend hours making a card to give someone a card worthy of becoming a keepsake; to prove it to myself I have made several cards in under an hour.
I went back to the basics and made some cards with just good old card stock and either DCWV stickers or the DCWV rub on transfers… and no card took me more than 10 minutes to make.
Why not surprise a loved one and send a note through the mail, it will be something that they will be able to cherish for years to come.
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