Tuesday, May 12, 2009

communicate slowly

image: GARDEN personalized flat note card via 175designstudio's shop

the act of writing down on a note card and then sending it out via traditional mail is the type of ritual with a certain emotional satisfaction and joy.

i grew up with pen pals, sending out letter to people, and then receiving replies. these days what i see in my post box usually are bills, dvds, and/or promotional coupons. even with bills there just have been less of it since mostly i use electronic bills. but once in a blue moon, i would receive a paper invitation. mostly for weddings, but sometimes there are for birthdays or other parties. for me, opening that envelope is a joy... it's a tactile thing that i can see and touch. like opening a gift. and what i love most about it is that when the time comes for the party, i can grab it and then head out and have the address and information in my hand. of course, during holiday time, to my delight, i sometime see greeting cards filled with the notes from my friends, whom usually i have scarce contact with. 

the advantage of using electronic as the means to communicate is it's cheap, fast, and convenient. but that's what it is, it's cheap fast and convenient, with less emotional rewards. it's like eating a frozen dinner as opposed to cooking dinner. it may be not from scratch, help may be used using everyday conveniences, however, for people who are dear to you, seeing you taking a bit of time to prepare a meal is surely a joy to see. this for me describe my feeling receiving a nice card to text messages or emails. it's more intimate, more involved, and more effort appreciated.

this GARDEN personalized note card with envelope surely bring that taking the step to send out someone a note, to say thank you or just because, an easy thing to do. this card comes with a kraft envelope is sold in a set of 25 for $35. buy it online in my  etsy store. it's personalized with your name on it and it's also a great gift item. the paper is using 100% recycled with 30% post consumer. 

let's slowly communicate with people who are dear to us!


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