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Wonder and Wander / thinking of you week

Happy Thinking of You Week!

I remember the first time I learned to address an envelope. I can see my elementary school room so vividly. The blackboard in front of me, the crisp white envelope and the very sharp number 2 pencil placed on my desk. We had been learning cursive and our teacher thought it would be great to put our new skills to the test. I loved angling the paper to get just the right curve on my letters, wanting it to look perfect. I kept thinking how special it would be to send someone a letter, and was thrilled at the prospect.

To this day I address an envelope the very same way. I love the clean lines and making the lettering look special and neat. There is nothing in the world like opening your mailbox, seeing a bright envelope with your name hand-lettered, and knowing something special is inside.   

I’m lucky to have friends who love sending and receiving greeting cards. My heart skips a beat when I open the mailbox and there one is. I walk faster back to the house so I can open it and find what surprise is inside. I can feel the love spilling out from the card when I see a message of Hello, How are you or Hey, just sayin’ hi.  

I’ve saved many of the cards I’ve received over the years and wanted to share a few that made me smile and laugh, made my day brighter, or provided so much comfort in a challenging time. I cherish them and display them with so much joy. I’m so happy to share just a few.

I’ve had this card since my very early 20’s. I’ve never lost track of it and see it every day. It’s part of my heart. It represents a very special bond between my friend and I. If we had known each other as little kids, this picture would have been us. It captures our relationship perfectly.

(Card by Options)

Most of the cards you’ll see here come from a very close and special friend who always checks in on me, always expresses such joy for life and is always taking care of others. Her cards come frequently and I have found such joy and comfort in every single one. I’m so, so lucky to have her in my life.  

(Card by Diane Jackson)

(Card by Rae Ritchie)


(Card by Positively Green)

(Card by Mirthos Paper)

(Card by Studio Eleven | Papers)

(Card by Hallmark)

(Card by Positively Green)

Thinking of you Week is incredibly important. Taking the time to send a greeting card just because is incredibly touching. You can truly bring someone so much joy and love.  I know that over the years greeting cards have held a special place in my heart, and have made me feel loved and appreciated. Sharing that feeling with others is something that inspires me daily. I hope everyone else participating this week, and every other week as well, will find that shared joy just as impactful. Happy Thinking of You Week!


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