Technology is great, but one thing that can’t be improved upon is a good, old-fashioned note. Remember the excitement you felt as a kid when something just for you came in the mail? It could be junk mail, but it had your name on it, indicating it was meant for only you. Eventually, seeing your name turned into promotional mailers and bills, and the allure was lost, but never completely. Even as adults, there’s something to be said for the extra satisfaction of receiving hand-addressed mail in the mailbox. Knowing someone took the time to write to you is a special feeling. Birthday and holiday cards, get-well messages, or thank you notes mean so much more when they come in the mail. There is value in the thought and time the sender puts into selecting a card and writing a note.
Sending a card for no reason other than wanting the recipient to know you’re thinking of them is a simple gesture of kindness. There’s no better way to express gratitude for a gift than by writing a thank you note. Birthdays are worth celebrating, and a card keeps the celebration going. Mail keeps us connected in a way that nothing else can.
People are busy. Time is a commodity that is greatly appreciated when sparred for another, even if it is just a few minutes of writing. Be the reason someone gets excited to go to the mailbox. Modern forms of communicating with each other don’t have to replace old ways. Texts, calls, and emails are fine ways to communicate with each other, but for more impact, write a note. There’s still joy to be had from receiving a good, old-fashioned, hand-written note. Spread the joy, put it in the mail, and put a smile on two faces.