Yes, I am still a fan of snail mail!
Whenever I can I visit and purchase stamps from my little post office out in Whitehall because I am so afraid that one day "Poof!" in this virtual age it will be gone. I love to pull a hand written note from a friend out of my dust covered little mail box, and I get even more excited when it comes from overseas.
Yes, we need less paper in the world... but with all the instant messages and less bulk there also is that moment we forget about because we don't have anything tangible to hold on to and it just evaporates.
But a card! I love a good card. The process of picking it out. There is the thought that went into designing the card that you're passing along. The meaning of what you write inside it. The beauty of it. The sense of humor. Addressing it... sticking it in the mail... someone carrying it off and away... and then having someone on the other side of the country pick up that card again and sharing in what you wrote, connecting with you. Cards can be funny or deep or meaningful -- or just a little "Hello!". And often they can be really artistic.
I have a whole big box of old cards (or they are displayed on my fridge) and every once in a while I dig around in that box and find people and memories I had put aside somewhere deep inside my busy head.
Cards spread joy. And sometimes you just need to spread some sass.
That's why I love carrying cards at LLB. And I've been so excited about what I've found over the past two years. This week I'm adding another wonderful company to our collection.
Cartolina Cards are designed by Fiona Richards in Canada. They are environmentally friendly and really artistic, beautiful and unique (just like our recent addition of Two Trick Pony).
I mean, sometimes there is just the perfect card that says what you've JUST had on your mind:
Come check them out some time soon: I'm sure you too have someone who's dying to get some snail mail from you! Or, if you're a spring baby like me, everyone's birthday seems to be happening right now (we like to hang out with other spring babies). We have lots of birthday cards!
Sheridan Avenue Studios
Casati Art Studio
Two Trick Pony
Lola & Bella
So see you for some snail-mailin' soon!
Beate & Titus
PS: You asked what? Of course there are Titus cards!