Snail Mail Just Got Better: Postmark’d Studio

If there’s one thing I love more than cookies, it’s snail mail. In fact, here are six reasons why I still send snail mail (and why you should too)! While it’s easy enough to grab a piece of paper and send a handwritten letter, Postmark’d Studio is making it even easier for y’all! Spread the love during the ultimate season of giving . . . treat an old soul/stationery nerd to this monthly subscription box!

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Who Wants $350 Off a Trip to BERMUDA?!

Picture this…

You’re in Bryant Park (NYC) waiting for a friend…

She appears and says there’s something being filmed a few blocks down…

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The Importance of Handwritten Letters

To write is human, to receive a letter: Devine! – Susan Lendroth

In an age where folks incessantly check their phones and tablets for new messages and where “likes” are the golden stamps of approval, this old soul still believes in the good old-fashioned art of putting pen to paper. As someone who frequents stationery stores, has an address book and actually buys stamps, I can’t recommend letter writing enough. It’s a surprisingly cathartic way to show someone you care and hey, why should phone bills and take-out menus dominate our mailboxes anyways? Spare 49 cents and send a note that’s more than 140 characters to someone you love. It’ll probably be the cheapest thing you do all day.

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Get Inspired + Giveaway!!

It’s almost the weekend!!! Wooooo! First things first — don’t forget about my giveaway! You guys are great and I want to celebrate the folks who are reading my blog and sharing their thoughts. I’ve found such a great community of people here; it’s incredible. What’s up for grabs and how do you win? Check out the rules here. (Pssst – nobody has entered…I’m trying to give something away FOR FREE! Who knew it’d be so difficult?!)

Below are a few quotes I’ve curated to inspire y’all on this lovely Thursday.

Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being. – Kevin Kruse

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark Twain

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. –Alice Walker

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We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. ― Maya Angelou

Spread kindness and cheer, xo

Jackie

Monday Giveaway!

Happy Monday, everyone! I recently wrote a post about abandoning social media FOR GOOD…

…don’t hate me BUT I may or may not have signed back into Facebook. Eek! I know.

BUT hear me out!

I wanted to make a Facebook PAGE to promote Rapetti Review (because let’s face it, even if I don’t personally use Facebook all the time – along with the other rare few who don’t – the rest of the world does). But, unfortunately, one can’t make a page without having an account. Thus my dilemma. Soooo, though I’m logged back into Facebook I’m genuinely not using it for stalking purposes other than to keep up with my new page. (I even went on a deleting spree and updated my settings so people who aren’t ‘friends of friends’ can’t add me!)

OK OK — I know you want to learn about the giveaway!! Basically this is my way to bribe y’all into sharing my page, ‘liking’ it and spreading the word!

OK Jackie, but what do I do??? How do I win?? Also, WHAT will I win?!

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GREAT QUESTIONS. 

If you’ve read my posts, by now you should know I love snail mail and all things handwritten. The lucky winner will win a 3-month subscription to CardNest! It’s a wonderful site where you can subscribe to receive three exclusive cards each month in the mail! Each card comes with a pre-stamped envelope too! So all you need to do is grab a pen and send some snail mail to some of your favorite people!

Entry Rules:

Head over to Facebook and ‘like’ my page HERE, and…

Comment (on the article link on my page or below) and let me know what a hand-written note means to you!

For all y’all who ditched Facebook – you can enter by commenting below! Or, shoot me an email at rapettireview@gmail.com.

I look forward to hearing from you guys!

Spread kindness and cheer, xo

Jackie