Sure, we are graphic designers.
Sure, we love to paint pretty, write elegantly, and get lost in our work. And yes, we might just have a greeting card line of our own. BUT, we promise this is not why we push the idea to write handwritten cards and send them off in the mail.
To start, this life is so fast. It only continues to speed up, and we are left with our heads in a whirlwind, stress and anxiety in our bodies, and to-do lists only halfway completed. The idea of “slowing down” is talked about often in our society. It seems to be many New Year’s resolutions, and yet, it never seems to be accomplished.
And that is why we encourage you to write. We long to bring some rest into your world, and those you love. The act of sitting down and writing a note is one way to do this. There are many other ways as well – a cup of coffee in the morning with the birds singing and your phone upstairs on silent. A long walk in the early Fall in the brisk air. A book by the fireplace in the coziness of winter.
WE EXIST TO BRING INTENTIONALITY AND SIMPLICITY BACK INTO OUR FAST-PACED WORLD.
A letter however, blesses more than just yourself. A letter slows down life – brings it back to the gentle lull of yesterday, while simultaneously blessing the recipient as well. Just picturing them opening the mailbox, seeing your letter with a smile on their face, and then spending time reading it, is worth it. Not only are you slowing down your life, you are slowing down theirs, even for a minute.
Let’s not let snail mail die, shall we? Let’s cling to the areas of life that encourage rest and intentional thought. We need it in our relationships, and we need it in the world today.