Tuesday, July 31

Good Mail

Who does not like to get mail? No, I do not mean credit card applications and overdue notices. I mean "good mail"! There is just something about old fashion snail mail. It just makes me smile to open the mailbox and see "good mail".
I have loved mail since I was a little girl.... birthday cards, pen pal letters, post cards, packages, and don't forget magazines. I can still remember being at summer camp, standing at mail-call and the counselor calling my name! Doesn't that make you smile. But sadly, there is just not enough good mail out there. I love email as much as the next person and there is nothing like a phone call to reach out and touch someone, but neither has the same effect as a personal letter, card, invitation, thank you note, announcement, or care package.
Not that long ago, I ran across a blogger friend of my sister's who has the same love of mail that I do. It is the first time I had heard the term "good mail" (click here to learn more). In her description of good mail, she says "Guarantees a "natural high," smile, and slight giddiness in both the sender and the receiver". Now what can beat that for 36 cents?
I told you all that, so that I could tell you about my recent good mail. Yesterday, Monday (yes it was, all day long), I came home from work to find the mailbox empty. That typically means we got a package and the mail is at the front door. And, that is just what it was, a package for Carly and I from my sister. Seeing a package has to make you smile in anticipation of the fun that is inside! Carly and I had recently placed an order from Doodlebugs and I was expecting the items we had ordered...new bag tags for Carly for the start of school, an address stamp for me, and mommy notes. But to our surprise there were LOTS and LOTS of fun goodies packed in that box.

There was a handwritten note from Kacey and goodies for Carly and I both.

For Carly: Small name stickers for labeling school supplies, pink cheetah bag tag, camo bag tag with orange name (she is still trying to decide which goes on the backpack and which on the lunch box), fun "C" napkins for lunch box, fuzzy stickers, and cool erasers for school.

For me: Address stamp (LOVE IT), mommy calling cards(PERFECT), flat notes & matching address labels (CUTE), a new magazine subscription(EXCITED), Splenda for Sonic teas (YUM), and

new "square" bag tags. Check these out. I love being the guinea pig for "potential" Doodlebug products. Mine went right on my camera bag because my old bag tag was looking a little worn.

Thanks Kacey, We Love it All!

1 comment:

kacey@doodlebugspaper.com said...

glad you liked it. let me know abou those bag tags .. what you think and all :o)