This morning I needed to mail something off to someone, so I went searching through my card box. I am not a great correspondent, much to my grandmother's dismay, but some years ago I decided that if I kept all types of cards handy then I couldn't use that excuse that I forgot to buy a card. One day I was shopping and came across a big box of all types of cards; birthday cards, wedding cards, thank you cards, get well cards and blank cards and so on, and that was the beginning of the card box.
Sadly, I am still a poor correspondent. But, the card box has helped me meet a few occasions that otherwise might have gone unmarked. Except for Christmas. I do even worse then.
From time to time I find cards that I like and I put them in the box against future need. Shucks, I even put cards I don't especially like into the box, you know, just in case. So thumbing through the cards, I noticed quite a few were those friendly "thinking about you" type cards. Wow. When was the last time I even thought to send one of those to someone? Of course I think of my friends and loved ones. But now, instead of a card, its an email, or text, pm, poke or blog comment. Faster, and easier to act on impulse, but it doesn't feel the same to send as a piece of card stock folded into an envelope. What do you think?