Thanksgiving is just around the corner. This is a holiday that encourages us to be grateful for what we have. (The actual history of the holiday is a little controversial. I will let you read about that on your own.)
What I do like about this day is taking the time to realize all that we have. More importantly, it is a fantastic time to be thankful for all the people in our lives. Our lives are enriched when we share our time with the people we care so much about.
Sending a “thank you” card seems to be an etiquette that is disappearing as technology is becoming more present. It is easier to send a text than an email, and an email is easier that writing a handwritten note.
Technology is supposed to make our lives more efficient with our time, but not meant to replace the few personal touches we have left.
This Thanksgiving, send a thank you card to all those people you care about and tell them why they mean so much to you! Your holiday will be more meaningful when you focus on others.
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With all the technological advancements, it is now possible to stay connected to people from all over the world. Within seconds we can text, email, call, invite, friend, snap, or pin. We have thousands of followers and friends. Or do we? Are we really staying connected or is this just the modern way to keep our social circle in tact? Another option, the actual mailing of a handwritten card, is now considered to be outdated and affectionately called snail mail. But I believe that this mode of communication adds the personal touch that technology fails to provide.
Do you remember the last time you received a card in the mail that had a special handwritten note inside? How did you feel? Did the experience make you feel loved and put a smile on your face? For me, it feels wonderful to receive such a gift because I know the person cared enough to first pick out the card, and second, to think about what they wanted to say to me. I know it took time to hand write the message, address the envelope, and mail it to me.
Using snail mail may be considered outdated, but isn’t it time to revive this tradition and send the personal touch of a handwritten card?
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