Saturday, February 27, 2016
Hospitality for the Rest of Us: The Well Written Note
Do you want to know the secret to the well written note in this day and age? Okay, I'll unmask the mystery for you. You write a note and you send it to the recipient. I know, I know, difficult, but I'm sure you can do it. I'll break it down a little more.
Get something to write on that will fit into an envelope. Find a writing utensil. Write something, put it in the envelope, find the person's address, label it and mail it.
You think I'm being sarcastic or silly don't you? Not true. I often get lost on any of these points when I want to write a letter. I've developed some habits that make it easier.
I keep my stationary, stamps, address book, and pens all together in a common area of my home. I don't have to search for the standard basics when I'm in the mood to write.
I do occasionally have to find someone's address. Okay most of the time. I can help it if people move! Or the fact that I move! I move a lot, I know. Anyway, I've found the best way to get someone's address is to contact them. Go figure.
My other down fall is getting the stuff out the door. It doesn't help that my mailbox doesn't always work for sending mail. That's another blog for another day. I've learned that time sensitive deliveries are best sent through the post office directly. It also helps to keep stamps on hand. That can delay a letter by a month easy in my world.
You can get fancy and craft elegant words and genuine heartfelt poetry for people, but it does no good unless you put it down on paper and send it to them. I'm convinced that's the key.
Your challenge for the day is to go find some stationary, write someone you love a letter, and send it to them.