Remember S. W. A. K.? Back when I was a teenager this acronym stood for Sealed With A Kiss, and we wrote it, often in decorative block letters, on the back of envelopes containing the cards and letters we sent to connect with friends and family. Way back when, before social media, email and texting we girls corresponded by sitting down, gathering our thoughts and writing a letter or card to keep in touch. It was not unusual to embellish the envelope with colorful doodles, the letters S. W. A. K., and even sealing wax before we dropped it in the mailbox.
I still love sending handwritten notes and cards through old-fashioned “snail mail”. There is nothing as personal or uplifting as one’s own handwriting or that of a friend gracing a pretty envelope tucked in among bills and advertisements. I enjoy coordinating artful stamps from the USPS, along with stickers, various colored inks, even glitter accents to create small artistic expressions that transform a stop at the post office from a chore to an uplifting experience.
Sending Wishes And Kindness is a more accurate expression of what sending personal mail means to me these days. We can all certainly use good wishes and kindness at any time, and sending (or receiving) a small gem of personalized communication can make the day of both sender and receiver! A true ripple effect sent via happy, simple little “snail mail”!
Here are some helpful resources to get you started on your own “snail mail” campaign. At a loss for words? Try these thought-provoking sites for inspiration and ideas: wishquotes best card messages
I love coordinating seasonal stamps for holidays and different times of year! USPS stamps