In fact, the art and etiquette of handwriting letters and notes has become so scarce, it really upsets me. I absolutely love hand writing notes, especially thank you notes. My mother always taught me to hand write notes for thank yous, special ocassions, support, etc. I can't tell you how upset I've been when I've gotten blanket 'thank you' notes in the mail that were printed on a photo website. I can remember getting at least two of these after spending thousands of dollars to travel to weddings far out of state AND giving them gifts. The least I could get was a freakin' hand written thank you note.
Case in point: when I received a hand written note in the mail. My family is going through a particularly tough time, and has been for about a year. One of my dear friends, Anne, took the time to send me a handwritten note to cheer me up. And let me tell you, it literally made my week so much brighter. Just knowing she took the time out to do that for me made me feel special.
Now, wouldn't you like to make other people feel that way?
I'd actually like to think some of you felt kind of special and cool to be able to look at my handwritten posts, and enjoyed the little time that I took out to do that. It really is a fun little touch to my blog, and a little personalized note from me to all of you, since, after all, it is a blog, and the purpose is a little different than thank you notes.
So, in the spirit of making your readers feel special when they read your posts, I am going to start weekly/bi-weekly link-ups for hand written posts. (And definitely continue my own posts on a regular basis.) You all told me you loved the idea, so why not?!
Before I do so, I'd like to know what works best for you. There's so many link-ups nowadays, I don't want anyone to feel like this is a tough commitment to participate in. I think I'll for sure do this as much as I want, but would you want to link up every week? Every two weeks? What day works best?
And let me give you just a few tips if you are on the fence about this.
1. Hand writing a short note is easy! It takes me 5 minutes, max to do.
2. It looks super cute on lined notebook paper.
3. You don't need a scanner to post your note. Take a photo of your note! Don't think it'll work? Look at Amy's post.
4. Have nothing particularly special to say? Do something like scan your grocery shopping list with your sarcastic comments annotating it. Show us a receipt from a shopping trip with your explanations. A note you got from someone else. Or draw a silly picture! I don't care... make it about YOU. That's what makes it feel personal and interesting!
Anyway... I need your thoughts! Leave them in a comment below:
1. Would you like to participate?
2. What day works best for you?
3. Would you like to do this weekly or every other week?
Thanks for your interest and I hope that you get inspired to join me!
We're Passing Notes every Friday (unless otherwise noted)! Get your handwritten posts ready and link up with me! Isn't this FUN?!