I've received some beautiful cards recently.
The first to arrive was from a friend who lives away from here, and was stuck in a jury selection room for an unknown length of time, well-armed with reading and writing materials. When I took it out of the mailbox, I was nearly in shock. Mail that isn't a bill or advertisement! In the physical (not electronic) mailbox!
The second lovely card was from a local reader, telling me how much she enjoyed The Blank Book. The third was from a friend, just letting me know she values our friendship.
Then there's the card organizer. Yes, someone gave me a beautiful card organizer box, full of unique cards.
Even before the Card Onslaught, I was trying to do better at sending sympathy and get well cards. There are a few in the card box, and I recently bought some. Therefore, as usual, only my memory will be to blame if a card doesn't get sent.
Most of the cards I've mentioned are 3-D, and I started thinking how much fun it would be to make greeting cards. Crazy, I know. As if I need more distraction.
I do like the immediacy, environmental friendliness, and--yes, I admit it--lack of expense of e-cards. Plus I worry about snail-mail getting lost or mis-delivered. But I wonder... The three cards I mentioned at the beginning of this blog... If the very same words and images had been sent in an e-card, would they have had as much of an impact?
What do you think? What kinds of cards do you like to send, and receive?