To celebrate World Post Day and the incredible service our postal system provides us globally – connecting us across the world through delivering letters, greeting cards, packaging and so much more – Kristina has shared a special message to inspire us all to put pen to paper more often and remind us of the simple power of a heartfelt greeting card. Plus, she shares her beautiful ‘card a week’ challenge – are you willing to give it a try?
To our kikki.K community,
As you know very well, I’m a lover of all things stationery and think there’s nothing more special than putting pen to paper. But there really is something I find extra special about writing cards.
I just love sitting down in a quiet space, lighting a candle, pouring a cup of tea and looking through my very full box of greeting cards that I keep adding to! I get inspired by each design and message, and when I look at a card I think carefully about who I’d like to send it to.
I love taking the time to do this so much, however, as I’m sure you’re all familiar, sometimes life gets in the way, and last year I realised that life had gotten so full that I wasn’t sitting down to write a card as often as I would like.
So, with this in mind, this year I set myself a challenge to send at least one card a week. That means 52 lovely handwritten cards in a year – which is definitely a challenge!
Now, I’m the first to admit that I’m not perfect, which means that some weeks this doesn’t happen. But the way I get around this to write a few cards in one sitting, reminding myself that the whole idea of this challenge is to write and send more cards.
I truly believe taking the time to write is such a beautiful thing to do, and I also know that it ‘s so lovely to receive a handwritten card. It’s such a rare surprise that it feels like a gift. So while it’s a lovely thing for us to send cards to others, it’s also such a wonderful thing to receive – happiness shared is happiness doubled, as they say!
My fovourite cards to send are the ones that are unexpected – not for a birthday or a specific thank you card (although I love these as well), but the ones that are sent no reason at all.
I find it’s a wonderful way of spreading kindness and love to the people I meet, and of course to friends and family. So, this World Post Day, remember that putting pen to paper is a beautiful thing and sending a heartfelt card, whether you commit to one a week or simply every now and then, is a wonderful way to express your gratitude and love.
And remember, it can be as lovely for you as it is the recipient!
Happy World Post Day!
p.s. Be sure to check out our latest release of Greeting Cards – I just know you’re going to love them!