Write a personal note
Don't type it,
write it in your own hand.
It shows you really care
It's an authentic gift in this digital world,
a personal keepsake of kindness.
It will leave a lasting impression.
I love this quote. I love it because it sums up why I make my own cards. I don't always have a lot to say in them (although you wouldn't know that as I keep babbling on on this blog), but I do have a lot I want to convey by their creation and giving. I want the recipients to know I cherish them. I want them to know that I have made an effort to create something just for them. I want them to feel that they are special. I want them to know that they are unique, just like the card I make for them.
Now I want to take it to the next level - to match my words with my card. To write to more people and tell them what they mean to me. To share the joy of our friendship in a meaningful way while I can. Life can be short, and sometimes very challenging. This is one way I can make my connections with those around me more meaningful.
Let me challenge you today to write a card to a loved one. A gift of words for no reason, other than to tell them how you feel. As Emily Dickinson says 'A letter is a joy of earth - it is denied to the Gods'.