After reading Roxanne’s blog, A More Creative Me a few days ago, I wondered what my “vision” for this blog was. Is it really letters just because (I know I shouldn’t use just like I do, but too bad because I’m not an English major and I’m not trying to win an award blogging) or is it to keep an ongoing record of who I write to and why? Who knows where the vision or direction of my blog will go this year, I am open to letting it unfold however it may, all letter writing related of course.
A thank you card is in order today for the wonderful Sarah from the concierge’s desk at the hotel where we stayed who so kind to not only put flower petals on our bed, but also arranged for this lovely display to be in our room upon arrival. Loved it! We had a wonderful time (minus the Green Bay Packer loss) and are blessed to be able to take little getaways as much as we do.
So, I’m in the gift shop and had to (!) purchase some cards. Remember my last post where I said it was nice to get a pack of cards at Target for $3.00? Well, these are on the higher end of the scale at $6.00 a piece. What can I say other than I am a visual and tactile girl. The photo below does not do justice to the thick quality cardstock and letterpress indentations. Feeling these cards makes them worth $6.00. I have only been to Orlando briefly, but if I’m ever near that part of Florida again, I’d love a tour of Rifle Paper Company if they would allow me. I have seen letterpress machines and could have spent all day at Oblation papers in Portland, Oregon when we went there last year. Do you have favorite letterpress stationer? There’s yet another future blog post!
Also, last week I wrote about sharing articles with you that I’ve kept on my phone and wanted to share a one today.
I took the postcard from the resort and wrote to Tom Purcell thanking him for his article titled, On Handwritten Letters. I like researching online and aside from spending an additional half hour looking for a physical address for him, I was able to read more of his articles that weren’t letter writing related, but it’s cool to learn about others. I know I’ve written this before, as he may never get my postcard, but I enjoyed taking the time to let him know he had an engaged reader out here in cyberspace. The best thing about his article to me was, “Still, I miss getting handwritten letters in the mail.” And, that my readers is why I believe it is a nice gesture to still write on paper with one’s own writing.
Here is another postcard that was in the room. They also provided a flat note card and envelope that was on the desk. Any hotel that still provides stationery for its guests will get a repeat customer out of me! I always keep a couple first class and postcard stamps in my wallet for occasions just like this!
I wish you a good rest of the week. I’m off to purchase some of these beautiful stamps online as you know what fun holiday is coming up in a few weeks!