Friday, March 13, 2009
Thank you Darla!
I recently received a lovely surprise in the mail. Well, sort-of surprise; I knew Darla had kindly posted a card to me. However, upon receiving the beautifully shimmery envelope, I was absolutely delighted. Even the children tried to get in on the action, but they were specifically instructed to Keep Away! The arrival of this lovely gift also reminded me of notSupermum's recent post about letter writing.
The first thing I noticed was Darla's beautiful cursive handwriting. It had been such a long time since I had received mail that had handwritten name and address details. Even friends who send cards or information on their travels usually attach printed address labels to the envelopes. Furthermore, the letter or card is usually printed out (and in the case of cards, the greetings etc. are typed, printed, cut-to-size and glued into the card; this would take longer than actually handwriting a message, wouldn't it?).
Darla's envelope and card have such a lovely personal touch as they are hand-made. The word 'imagine' on the front is a reminder to me to keep my thinking alive, to not let day to day stresses and distractions derail from an open mind and, on a more practical level, to keep my writing alive.
Thank you Darla. Your gift made my day.
Have you received a nice surprise in the mail recently?