Birthdays, Anniversaries or Just Because. Occasions come and go and with our busy schedules, it is hard to find the time to let the people you know you are thinking of them.
But handwritten sentiments can sometimes be appreciated more than your efficacious emails. Oh how I yearn for the stack of paper envelopes with my name handwritten next to my address, full of words of wisdom, of thoughts and of thank yous
I do still get the occasional "Thank you" card or the "Happy Anniversary" one, heartfelt and warm. But I would love to curl up on the couch and rip open an envelope filled with sheets of binder paper or pretty stationary with correspondence scribbled nicely on it.
"Snail Mail My Email" is a month-long project that began with the hopes to revive the lost art of letter writing, only by incorporating email writing as the motivation.
You write what you want to send to someone, add address and person you want to send to, you email it to the good people of Snail Mail My Email and they send it for free within a few business days. There are even add in extras like a spray of perfume, flower petal, doodle, or lipstick smooch.
The concept of the project I think is a great one as it reminds us of the whimsy behind sending a note and knowing that someone will open it with sheer delight.
The thought of letter writing has pervaded my mind from time to time. Our Postal Service is affected by this. If you think about it, who doesn't write emails or send texts to communicate to each other these days?
Why send letters when we can send an email and it will get to the person we want to in less than half the time it takes to send a letter in the mail. Have we lost the pure joy in sitting and taking time to compose a letter to someone or have we just gotten pulled into efficiency mode, a trait for those of us who work so hard on a daily basis?
Even if we send one letter a month, we may begin to get back to the basics of human communication.
To snail mail your email go to: http://snailmailmyemail.org/ The project goes on until Aug. 15th.