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!
It’s now just 13 days till I turn 26…eek!
How did I get to the point in my life where I’m closer to 30 than my teen years?!
Eh, I guess leaving behind those awkward teenage years isn’t so bad…
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.
With all the tragedies hitting our news feeds lately, it’s easy to get caught up in all the sadness in this world. We must remember to band together and fight fear and anger with love and love and love and love and…puppies.
How can that not make you smile? Pups have so much pure happiness, it’s so freakin’ heartwarming.
Embrace your friends.
Get a tattoo.
Recreate a childhood photo.
Laugh at how awkward prom was.
Send some snail mail.
Give back to charity.
Express your true feelings.
And EMBRACE LIFE!
Even if you fall down…
…someone is always there to lift you back up.
Spread kindness and cheer, xo
I used to say I could never be in a long distance relationship.
What’s the point?! Sounds mi-s-er-a-bleeeeee.
While it’s certainly not all rainbows and kittens, it’s worth it when you know that person is your person. The distance doesn’t feel as hopeless when you’ve found the person who fills you with hope. But it’s fucking hard. There’s no candy coating that, my friends.
My marine will be home a month from today, for a few weeks, and I’m so so so so so excited. I haven’t seen him since the first day of the year, but we’ve found ways to combat not being physically together. We write cheesy letters to each other (YES, LETTERS. SENT IN THE MAIL!) and every time I get one from him it’s an instant day brightener.
FUN FACT: If you’re sending mail to a military base (even if it’s alllll the way in Japan), all you need is one US stamp! Yay USPS helping out the military folk.
We message each other every day, no matter the time difference, and make time to video chat when we can. It’s not always convenient, but it’s always worth it.
If you’re in a LDR, I applaud you and wish you nothing but the best.
Spread kindness and cheer, xo