Friday, January 15, 2016

No Naked Envelopes Friday, January 15, 2016

Friday, January 15, 2016

Don't forget to add some paper or stamp
something pretty on your envelopes before you 
mail them.  
Now I have heard a few times some arguments
for not mailing cards.  

#1 reason I hear for not sending cards is
 that it costs too much.  

The card above with the lumpy pearls, ribbon and it's 
pretty envelope was still just a standard card so
it cost me $1.00 to mail.  If I bought a book of
stamps it would have cost me .85  And if it
was slightly overweight it would have cost me
Now, I know some of you remember the days
when it only cost 17 cents to mail a card.  I wish
those days were back too but they aren't and it's a 
shame but I think $1.00 is still a great deal.  
I can't meet my friend at Tim Hortons and
buy her a coffee for $1.20.  I can't even go into
the dollar store and buy one item for less than 
$1.25 plus tax these days.  But for $1.00, a little
stamp is going to take my card for me and reach
out to a friend and surprise them with a bit of
happy mail instead of a bill or an advertisement. 

#2 reason I hear for not sending cards is that  the
recipient won't appreciate it.  Might even throw it out. 

I have given this one some thought and here's what I think.
The recipient might not appreciate the hours of work
that you put into making your card.  And they may not
keep it.  
But...I can't imagine that the recipient didn't feel good
for the few minutes it took them to open the card 
and read it.  They may have even smiled. 
And I'm sure you had fun making the card. 
So don't worry that they didn't appreciate it or that
they didn't keep it.  Just know that you reminded
someone today that you care about them.  

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

Thanks for visiting today!
Denise Donald 
Craft D Cave

1 comment:

  1. I love your reasons for sending cards via snail mail. It is fun to receive mail that is not a bill or an ad. It is better to give than receive. Thanks Denise.