“To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.” ~Phyllis Theroux
Truthfully, ever since Sandy we have had a special fondness for the mailman. At that time, we weren’t sure how ANYTHING could EVER get down a road blocked on both sides with trees. STILL the US Mail came, exceeding expectations of the old credo, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
Still, we must admit it: Holiday time is overwhelming. We struggle to send traditional cards. We just about gave up this year.
Then, an amazing local artist made us realize we were letting something really valuable go. We are committed to starting earlier next year.
Now, even more, we are remembering the deep joy of the U. S. Postal service — How special is it that we can send our handwritten love just by putting a stickered envelope in the box outside our door?
Ordering online, we remember the beauty and meaning of stamps. We’re thinking of adding to old collections!
as our children send cards of love and little treats
dear friends mail us beautiful, handmade masks
care packages come from a Mom
and beautiful, locally crafted cards fly home.