Especially in this day where just about everything is digital, to receive something that is written in someone’s own hand is a precious gift.
Some seasons I am really good about sending mail to friends on a regular basis.
Other times, I am terrible at it.
I am coming out of a terrible season, but I am working hard to be intentional again, knowing how much it matters – for both me and the ones that I love. Hallmark recently reached out to me about doing a blog series and it came at the perfect time. They sent me a box of cards and product and it prompted me to send some happy mail to my Mom.
To me, happy mail is an unexpected “just because” package or card. In my mom’s happy mail I included:
- A cute tote bag from Mary & Martha
- A beautiful set of notepads from Sarah Jessica Parker’s new Hallmark line
- Some recent art from the kids
- A card from Hallmark’s Sarah Jessica Parker line
- Fun colored packing paper
Moreover, the intentionality of putting together the package was good for my soul too. I found myself praying over the package, that it would minister to her and remind her that she is loved.
Writing cards and sending mail has always been a process that blesses me. Every time I do it I think to myself, why don’t I do this more often? And so, that is my intention as we go into spring – that I will send mail on a regular basis to those that I love.
In my life I have found that many meaningful acts take way less time than we think they will, yet the impact those actions have is significant. Sending a card or a package is one of those things. It takes NO time to send a baby gift to a friend or a just because happy mail package.
Yet, that one act of kindness might be the very thing the friend needs. She might remember it for years to come. Or her spirits might be lifted for just that day.
The important thing is that it will matter to her. Show love to someone today by sending some happy mail.
Do you remember a time you received an unexpected card or gift to someone? How did it make you feel?