HAVE SOME FUN TODAY - We believe in making a statement at HSFT and sometimes it's the little things that offer the biggest impact. Take our beautiful set of 8 embossed crown stationary cards. Simple, elegant and classic.
And here's how and why you should use it.
The Art of Writing a Note
We live in a world of instant gratification with text messages and high speed technology that leave little to the imagination. There isn't much we can't do from a smart phone. But the smart phone is robbing us of our human connection and our inability to take time for each other.
A handwritten note is rare and beautiful bird that gives a serious nod to nostalgia and class. Let's break it down. Typically written on stationary, we convey thoughts, well-wishes, congratulations, gratitude, condolences, and yes, even love. A stamp gets your handwritten message hand-delivered to your recipient for less than $.50, but you've just placed significant value on your handwritten words. You've invested your time, money and yourself. Way cooler than a text message or an email.
Wait a minute, Mr. Postman
And oh, the joy to receive something in the mail that isn't related to a financial obligation or an attempt at solicitation! The sheer decadence of opening something that is simply meant to share thoughts is impactful. It's a little surprise waiting amongst a mountain of useless postal miscellany.
The Write Stuff - Stamps and Stationary
A handwritten note makes a statement about your attention to detail, your kindness and compassion. Think about how you feel when someone sends you a note or letter. There's permanence and a tangibility about it we don't get from other communication. We barely use our own handwriting anymore for much more than a credit card transaction.
Lakshmi Pratury gave a TED Talk about the importance of writing letters and noted that "the legacy and art of our handwriting is disappearing." She received letters from her father when he was sick and now cherishes the gift of his words on paper long after he is gone. "A paper that touched his hand is in mine and I feel connected to him."
The Bold and The Beautiful
Get a nice pen, some gorgeous stationary (like our HSFT Crown Stationary Set ) and some pretty stamps. Make it a ritual. Light a candle, grab your HSFT mug of tea and take a pen to paper. Send beautiful mail with beautiful words, just to say thank you or I love you. It's way more powerful than you think.
Follow up that job interview with a handwritten thank you note. Send a letter to a family member you haven't seen in a while. Send a thank you note for the dinner invite to a good friends house. Or just send a note because your thinking about someone. It shows you have good manners, style and grace. And that's all part of the HSFT vibe, sharing the love and spreading the joy. Live, Love, Wear and Share. That's just how we do it.
Written and Contributed by Rebecca Doubek who loves to send fun mail and write letters