Thursday, September 29, 2011

I'm Going Postal

I am taking a stand!  I'm old fashion and I like "Happy Mail" much more than an email, card, etc.  I wrote this on my Facebook Wall this week. 

"I'm I old or what. It seems like the art of personal invitations is going by the wayside. Now you can email your Wedding Invitations, send birthday professional cards from American Greetings via email, post a shower invite on Facebook, text birthday party invitations...if you really want me to show up send me a REAL invitation. Good Grief." 

Many of you know I'm not great at making cards, but I'm taking on another part of my journey.  
52 Weeks of Mail, brought to you by Etsy Greetings Team, is designed to encourage people to be more intentional about relationships and keeping in touch with friends and family by sending out a card or letter each week, for the next year. I don't know about you, but I LOVE getting a personal, hand-written card or letter in the mail.

Throughout 52 Weeks of Mail, we are asking everyone to commit to sending just ONE card or letter each week. You can send more than one, of course! 52 Weeks of Mail BEGINS on October 9th, 2011, and ends on October 7th, 2012 .

Isn't that incredible?  Well, I'm committed to making cards and sending them to my family and friends. 

Here is a blog that is totally and completely way out there.  Did you know "If it's 13 oz or less it can be mailed.  She has mailed a flip flop, a bottle of pencils, round balls, and more. Check it out. "    If it's Thirteen Ounces or Less."



I'm making my cards starting now so I can get ahead for those days I'm busy or out of town.  This is a CD with American Craft paper and embellishments.  I glued down the embellishments with a strong glue so hopefully they will not come off.  I'm going to put the address on the back along with a couple of stamps.  It will be interesting if it really goes.

So Wednesday is going to become Card Day each week in walking through my crafting journey.  I need to conquer this inability to make cards. This time next year I will have sent at least 52 cards not counting Christmas.

How about you?  No signing up.  Just commit and determine to do it.  Leave a comment if you are going to give it a try.  Remember not to stress yourself out.  If you miss some weeks it's no biggy.  Just give it a try and come walk with me.
Orange Blog Hop
Don't Forget the Orange Blog Hop this Saturday and Sunday.  There will be lots of inspiration, tutorials, and giveaways.  Several are giving away Fiskars tools.  This is a don't miss Blog Hop! 

Have a Crafty Day!

Gratitude List
1.  walking and losing some weight
2.  my Jay
3.  my husband who continues to support and love me
4.  my friend Ruth, who is so creative and has a commitment to the things of God
5.  the breath God gives me each moment

10 comments:

  1. I would love to participate...but will have to think on it - I love the whole concept and I always have good intentions...but it would def. be a commitment.

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  2. Love this idea and what a cute little CD!

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  3. this is one fabulous idea! I so believe in real mail.. and oh my gosh.. I hv way too many supplies. so why not send someone some real mail? love it! love your blog! hugs xo

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  4. What a fun idea!!!

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  5. What a fantastic pledge! Great card! :)

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  6. great idea~I have heard of that also~sending all that kind of stuff through the amil. see ya sat.

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  7. great idea for a challenge. I agree, I hate those evites! Love a nice card though.

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  8. I love that challenge! I'm definitely going to try to participate!! Love the card!!

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  9. This is right what I needed... love the idea... I'm gonna do my best 52 pieces of mail... look out friends & fam here they come

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  10. what a fun idea...more happy mail for everyone!

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