Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Friends around the globe

Recently, I received two postcards from two wonderful ladies I was blessed to meet through blogland -

Candy from Canada and Michelle from Scotland.

The card on the left was sent to me by Michelle, and Candy sent the one on the right. Aren't they pretty? But here's what really made my day: the sweet, kind, generous words of friendship; they truly made me feel special. Thank you, dear ones! We've never met in person, but you took the time to send me those beautiful handwritten notes; in today's world of rush and hurry, I appreciate it more than words could tell.

It takes so little to make a loved one smile. Maybe you have an older relative who feels lonely, or a dear friend with whom you lost touch lately. Take the time and send someone a card today!


Anonymous said...

Good morning, Anna! The 10-minute correspondence can be such a gift in someone's life, can't it? Yesterday I wrote one letter & two cards...they will go in today's mail. I would like to encourage those reading here, who are perhaps reluctant to use snail mail, to try it. It's not a difficult habit to get into. In the time it takes to say to yourself, Hmm, I really should give so & so a call...I wonder how they're doing?, you can have a few lines penned down for them. The elderly, especially, appreciate getting cards & letters this way.

I'm happy you're able to keep in touch by this means with your "cyber" friends. It must add a new dimension of enjoyment to your friendship.

have a wonderful day,

Tracy said...

I LOVE to write real, old fashioned snail mail letters. My children do as well. Such a shame that most people don't write any longer.

Jordin said...

How sweet--and exciting! I love handwritten notes. :)

Mimi said...

those were both very sweet cards from friends... You are a good friend to many people through your blog... I agree with you that elderly people love to get mail... they save it and look at it over and over...

Kathleen said...

How lovely, Anna! And that is so neat that Candy sent you a postcard. Candy and I also met in blogland...and it turns out we live in the same city!!

Candy said...

Aww, Im so glad you like it :) I think your a lovely young lady.
Candy :)

Kaye :) said...

Hi Anna,

I wanted to send a warm hello your way.

I sent my two nieces who live in Washington state a small package each with a card, mini highlighters and five dollars. My eighteen year old niece called to let me know how much she appreciated the package. Real mail does mean a lot.

Kaye :)

USAincognito said...

It is always nice to get something in the mail that is not a bill or junk mail! :) So glad you had a pleasant surprise waiting in your mailbox!

Terry said...

Post cards! That's great because I didn't think people even sent those anymore. It's nice to know there are people out there who still appreciate the special touch of writing by hand and sending a letter (or postcard) in the mail.

Anonymous said...

I too enjoy corespondence. It's such a lovely thing, taking us away from the hussle and bustle of the internet, television and radio jargon.
I actually wrote so many letters several months ago, that my thumb went numb for several weeks!
Those postcards are precious, thank you for sharing! What wonderful women to keep in touch that way. :)
God's blessings,
Mrs. Gunning

Anonymous said...

I love real mail. I wish I had more people to corrospond with. I would love to find some penpals.

God Bless!

Becky K said...

Anna, I totally know how you feel! I am blessed with a very good friend who sends me care packages just because! They aren't extravagant - they have cute things like snacks, mini pillow, card. I love receiving them but it doesn't always have to be a package....just receiving a card makes my day. And to receive one all the way from Scotland - you are doubly blessed.

Elizabeth said...

Letters and cards from friends are always soooooo special! :->

Kelli said...

Awww...how wonderful, Anna! I love handwritten notes and letters too!