I don’t know about you, but for the most part my post brings me nothing but bills or junk mail. All of my correspondence about nice things is through phone, text or email.
I decided that if this was the case for me, the chances are that is the same for a lot of my friends as well. As such I wanted to try to bring a little happiness to my friends in a way they probably don’t get very often.
So I sent some of them a notelet just saying hi and I wished them well and I wanted them to receive something nice in the post for no apparent reason.
I got a really good response from everyone that I sent one to. Either they were having a bad day and it cheered them up, or they liked the surprise!
I realise that sending letters isn’t the most green thing in the world, but if you use recycled paper its not so bad. And I think the happiness far out weighs this.
I will certainly be keeping this up and sending these on a random basis, as well as improving my appalling record at sending birthday and seasonal cards. I used to be against these, but having some people in my life who always send cards I have learnt to appreciate them and it can be done in an environmental and frugal way.
It also shouldn’t be onerous, you don’t have to mail all of your friends at once, just do one as and when you have the time or inclination. I don’t want this to be something I worry about, just a pleasant thing I do when I think of a friend.
My challenge to you is to send a card or letter or something else to a friend, for no reason other than you want to. It shouldn’t be something which doesn’t fit in the normal mail, the idea is that amongst the bills there is a lovely handwritten envelope. See what responses this elicits and let me know how it is received!