One of my favorite things about the holidays is getting Christmas cards. Ask my husband- I’m like a little kid when I visit the mailbox every day from Thanksgiving until Christmas. I read every card and tape them across our entryway in the living room. But every year, the cards are less and less. In truth, even when it’s not the holidays, mail that’s not bills or junk is hard to find. I get it- I know that sending notes via email or Facebook is more convenient and is less expensive. Snail mail cards mean the price of a stamp and the price of the card. But there is something special about a hand written card– a little unexpected surprise in your mailbox. Something to make you smile in the middle of all the bills. So today I’m launching something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time–a Let’s Write a Note Challenge– and I’m inviting, no DARING you to join me!
I’m sure someone who is reading this is groaning, “Ugh, I have to use a stamp!”
Okay, yes, mailing something requires a stamp.
For me, the thought of formally showing my gratitude or brightening someone’s day is worth the price of a stamp. During this series, I’ll only be challenging you to write one handwritten note a week over the course of 4 weeks. So the minimum is only 4 notes and 4 stamps, but feel free to go above and beyond if you want. Of course, alternatively, if the cost of mailing a card is a true hardship, hand delivering a card is totally acceptable, too.
The cards for this challenge do not have to be handmade, only hand written. This may also be a great chance to get the little ones involved. Kids love sending AND receiving mail, so passing this challenge on to your kids is an excellent idea, as well! Ready to get started? Keep reading for the Week One Challenge!
Week One: A Family Member
This week, the challenge is to send one handwritten note to a family member. This can be any family member for any reason. Send a handwritten birthday card, a simple Thinking of You card, or a note of encouragement. Maybe a family member sent you or a child a gift a month ago and the Thank You note still hasn’t found it’s way to them?
Who are you going to send a note to this week? Let me know in the comments!