Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Yes, Mum - I was listening . . .

My Mum was a grand letter writer.  She often penned notes to her beloved friends and family all over the world.  Mum was a pen pal in the very best sense of the word.  She kept in touch through letters with people even when phone calls became inexpensive, and when email became the the accepted practice for communicating with almost everyone.  I, sadly, did not inherit that same talent.  I have been known to send out a family Christmas letter and I try my best to send birthday cards to my family.  But, I don't often write a full fledged letter.

My Dear Mum
 I can remember a time years ago when I sent my Mum a package via snail mail.  I had spoken to Mum and told her the package was on it's way.  When it arrived, she called me to say that she had received it - and made a point to tell me that she couldn't believe I had not included a note with it.  She said even a little scrap of paper with a "Love, Sharon" on it would have been better than no note at all.  Ever since then I have found it next to impossible to send anything in the mail without some sort of note. However, I just can't bring myself to write a note on a scrap of paper.  I love pretty little notecards.  I don't often want to say much, maybe just a "hi" or "hope you enjoy the enclosed" so I created some tiny little notecards just for that purpose.  These are perfect for a little gift enclosure or just to let someone know you love them or are thinking about them.

So, while you should not expect a letter from me anytime soon, don't be surprised if "a little note" shows up in your mailbox. ;)

Little Everyday Notes


Crafty Girls said...

I love the little notes you send me!

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