Jennifer Blake: Why I Love Sending Snail Mail & A Giveaway!

Why I Love Sending Snail Mail & A Giveaway!

February 2, 2017

There is just something about finding the perfect stationary, using your favorite pen, and writing a written note to someone else. Aaron will tell you that I am a 'card person' I come from a family where we give cards on all the holidays and we send a lot of time picking out the most perfect one for each family member. Aaron is not a 'card person' but I have slowly changed him into one over the years.

One of the simplest and most thoughtful ways to show someone we care about them is by sending them a handwritten letter. Sure, you could pull out your phone and send a text in a shorter amount of time, but the effect isn't the same! When you pick out the perfect piece of stationary, write a thoughtful note from the heart, seal it with love and then place a stamp on it to pop in the mail. That shows others you took 10 minutes out of your day to do something for them, and lets be honest, who doesn't get excited for mail that isn't a bill or junk! I get SO excited every time a card or package shows up in my mail box!

One of my dearest friends from middle school opened a fabulous Etsy shop full of hand-crafted stationary products, she was kind enough to send me a set and I have already mailed out 3 cards to friends around the globe. I would choose to support artists and small businesses over shopping big any time, and you all know my love for Target, but shopping with small businesses and artists has so much more meaning to me than getting the same card everyone else is buying from the store. Joana's cards are crafted with love, there are so many small, beautiful details. I love that the cards are simple but gorgeous and one of my favorite parts, is that the envelopes are also decorated. I went with the XO ones because Valentines Day is right around the corner and because I couldn't get over how pretty the heart is on the envelope. Joana is a reigsterd traveling nurse by day (or night sometimes!) and a card designer and world explorer in her free time. She is currently living in CO with her adorable pup and I am living vicariously through all the gorgeous hiking pictures!

Make sure to visit her shop & send her some love on Instagram!

Go check out all of the wonderful cards, then come back and tell me your favorite to be entered for a chance to win 1 set of your choice of cards!!

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