If these past few months have taught me anything, they have taught me a new appreciation for happy mail. I LOVE to go to the door step these days because I am receiving more than just bills. My perspective has shifted tremedously.
In light of that fact, I am super excited to also send happy mail. I have been teaching my children that they are “the light of the world” so we will be spreading as much light as possible. (Matthew 5:14)
Karla at Pitzen Paper has developed an amazing way to be a light in a world where our friends may or may not live in our city. Everyone loves a little pick me up, and Pitzen Paper has a line of beautiful cards to send out as happy mail.
A non-comprehensive list of reasons and ways to be a light through happy mail this season:
I know you already know this, but how many of you actually receive birthday cards these days WITHOUT having a birthday party? I used to receive a card from my grandmother each year. Now I receive one from my mother-in-law and one from my best friend. I always smile when they come through. A little definitely goes a LONG way.
2. Thank You Notes
As a teacher, I wholeheartedly appreciate a thank you, and I am almost positive that I own every thank you note or card that any student has even given to me. The simple gesture of a handwritten “thank you” or “I appreciate you” brightens my day every time.
3. Graduations and Special Occasions
My neices and nephews are graduating. Some of my favorite mentors at work are retiring. Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, new job, new promotion, new baby and so many other occasions call for celebration The list is endless. People have so many reasons to celebrate. You can be a light by sending them happy mail to celebrate with them.
4. Thoughts and Prayers
All people hitting rough patches in their lives at some point for any of a number of reasons. They are sick. They lost a job…they lost a loved one. Your light shines brightest in the dark places. Imagine walking to the mail box after a tough spell and finding someone sending you their warmest thoughts. It does not fix the situation, but it offers them a slight bit of warmth in the cold places.
5. Just Because
This one is my favorite. You name the reason. Or, even better, send happy mail for no reason at all. Surprise happy mail is the best happy mail. I enjoy all the thank yous, birthdays, and warm thoughts, but I also enjoy the “I thought you should have this” happy mail.
These cards are beautiful enough to send solo with the gorgeous photography. They can be displayed, or even framed, anywhere in your home.
Yet, you may consider sending the cards with an extra surprise (inside of the card or put the card in the box with something extra).
Some cards have pre-created messages. Others have blank insides so you can create you own messages. I plan to send plenty of happy mail over the next few weeks to spread light.
To get your own happy mail to be a light, please contact Karla at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may message her through her Pitzen Paper Facebook page here. She has so many beautiful photos, cards, and stationary. The price is $2.80 for a single card and $14 for the box of 8 blank cards or 6 message cards. That includes shipping, but sales tax will apply. You may also message me because I have so many beautiful cards to show you if you would like to see more examples…too many to display here.
What are some ways that you plan to be the light in the near future?
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Need some more information on spreading light? Here are some more of my favorites:
- How the Light Gets In
- How to Make Positive Thinking Work in Your Life
- 3 Ways to Be Positive in a Negative Environment
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