Thursday, November 11, 2010

Simple Pleasure: I've Got Mail

Snail Mail! When I arrived to school today, a postcard was waiting for me. It took exactly a month to make its way to me from the lovely Jen at Crochet Life.

It is quite easy to receive cards and notes by email. In fact, today is my brother's birthday and I just sent him an ecard this morning. If I wanted to send him a real card I would have to think about it at least 4-6 weeks in advance.

Living oh so far away -- nearly 10,000 miles away, it's not often that I get real mail anymore. So when I do, it is truly a simple pleasure!

Go send someone a card today. I'm sure they will appreciate the thoughtful gesture.
But first, please visit Dayle at A Collection of This and That for more Simple Pleasures!
Project Simple Pleasures2

Friendship blessings, Tammy


Claus said...

I LOVE to send letters, cards and postcards. It's been "my thing" since 2005, and I don't plan to stop any time soon. Even when, just as in your case, it takes twice as long for them to arrive, either to me or to that other person. The people at the post office are even friends now! :o) I suppose sending that kind of correspondence is not all that common these days. It's all about the "virtual" kinds, and while they are fast and rather handy, nothing like getting the real deal.
Have a lovely day!!

Jane said...

One of the greatest pleasures of the heart is receiving something nice in the mail from a friend. It always makes my day when I go to the mailbox and someone has sent me a letter. Happy thursday :)


Christine said...

I agree with you about the mail, Love It!
Just yesterday I sent our son a Thanksgiving card with hugs and kisses in it!

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

I couldn't agree more, Tammy. And I know it must be especially nice when you receive a note from 10,000 miles away. I once wrote a piece about the dying art of letter-writing. It's such a pleasure to receive (and send) real mail. said...

Snail mail, as rare as it has become, is such a delightful surprise! The postcard is beautiful. It's something you appreciate every time you see it!

Susan said...

So true, Tammy. It's rare to get snail mail. Only bill mail. Ha! That's a great simple pleasure. Susan

GwendolynKay said...

How old is Eric now? This weekend is Uncle Dan's bday too, going to send a card out to him today. Yesterday Jamie turned 23.. where does the time go?

Hearts Turned said...

It IS so wonderful to get a personal note in the mail, isn't it? Doesn't seem to happen much any more...

Hope your day is wonderful, dear friend!


Dianne said...

I agree with you 100%.....I love snail mail and miss it so much. There isn't anything neater than getting a little something in the mail. This really makes me want to send a card to, it just shows how busy I've let my life become. I can sit down and type up an email with no problems, but thinking about taking the time to sit and write a letter sounds like it would just take too long. You're right, it's such a thoughtful gesture and definitely a Simple Pleasure! Thanks for sharing! :-)

Anonymous said...

Write on............sorry.

Mail seems to be something of the past. Too bad, isn't it? The next generation may never mail anything. They won't know the happiness it brings.

Glad YOU got some great mail today.


Angel said...

Yes! It is so nice to receive mail from a friend (instead of yucky old bills)!

Ms.Daisy said...

Hi Tammy,
I love getting real mail (even though email is the more likely). It is a treat to read someone's thoughts when they take the time to send a note, a card or a letter! Great Simple Pleasure!


Unknown said...

I often wonder what it would be like to be in college these days when snail mail is such a rarity. It was always the highlight of my day when a REAL letter came!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy!

okay, so you and I must be like on the same wave length today...posting about letter writing and snail mail!

I used to think it was almost a dying art, but I think between you and me for sure it's alive and well!

thanks for sharing!
ciao bella

Creative Carmelina

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hi Tammy, It's so wonderful to receive a piece of "real" mail that's not a bill, isn't it? When I was a teenager I used to have a couple of pen pals and wrote several letters every week. That's long time ago and now I don't even recall when I hand wrote a letter last time besides the little notes to my swap partners.

Trish said...

A card to hold in your hand becomes a friend. Tangible reminders of someone else. I should send them more often. Thank you for the encouragement :-) blessings.Trish

Shane Pollard said...

Dear Tammy
Oh I just love real letters don't you!!!
I try to send as regular one to my family in France as often as poss.
My darling little granddaughters love opening their letterbox, in their tiny village in France - even to find a letter from Mina (me - their Grandmere!!).
To receive a hand written letter is quite intimate - I very rarely receive one (from my daughter mainly) when I do, I want to savour it and wait and read it late in the day when everythings quiet and I'm at peace wioth the world....
You've been in my thoughts dear Tammy - I hope you're all OK - it's so hard being on the other side of the world - I know....
Take care
Shane x

Southern Gal said...

Written letters are such a rarity nowadays even here. You are right. Such a simple pleasure we can give to others.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

I agree, it is such a pleasure to receive a card or letter from someone. You know they were thinking of you when they took the time to pen it and send it on its' way.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Wow honey I don't know how you do it living that far away. Your so right though about sending real mail instead of emails. I will be sure and take your advice

Rizzi said...


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

There is something so lovely about getting a card or letter in the mail, rather than a bill.
If we want to receive them we must first send one.

Hope that you are enjoying your weekend

Pam said...

I agree that it is such fun to receive cards in the mail. I too receive the email ones and so appreciate my friends and family thinking of me. But there is something about opening up that envelope.

Have a wonderful weekend.

marcia said...

A friend and I decided to start writing via snail mail..she lives in Taiwan.

Thanks for the comment about my Autumn mandalas :)

happy day!

Ana said...

Hi Tammy,
I love getting emails, comments, ecards etc. but I think there is something a bit more special when I receive snail mail. It is truly a simple pleasure. Wishing you a wonderful weekend my dear friend.

Hugs and Kisses,

Diane said...

Lovely, simple pleasure Tammy. And all the more precious. Diane

crochet lady said...

Oh fun, thanks for posting about my little ol' postcard. Wow, a month is a long time. I'm glad it didn't get lost and I'm glad it was a pleasant part of your day.

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