Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Snail Mail Surprise

It's the digital age. Everyone communicates using either a mobile phone or the internet. Although my MBAir, iPhone and I are inseparable, I'm still very traditional. 

In a meeting, I'd be armed with a memo jotter or a notebook and a pen instead of a laptop or an iPad for taking down notes. At home, I still prefer to write everything down. 

Here's my Cath Kidston-looking spiral notebook which I happily-snagged from Saizen recently. Those are my notes for our planned party to celebrate Sabine's 7th birthday hehe. Everything is in this notebook : my reminders, my to-do lists, things I want to take note of. You'll find none of these lists in my laptop or my iPhone. 

So it was a really pleasant surprise when this came in the mail today

I know a few who still do this yearly. Sadly, I'm not one of them. I really should get back into the habit of sending out handwritten notes and cards, especially during Christmas. After all, I have relatives who are still not on Facebook, Twitter or don't check their email inboxes everyday. 

It's also sad that our kids won't really take this habit up. Well, not all of them but surely most. 
This is the first card I've gotten this year though. So I doubt if I'll get any more to fill up a small space on a wall (I used to do that at work). It's a dying tradition waaaaahhh! 

But thanks to my Canada-based cousins for going the old and almost forgotten route to send us their holiday love! 


  1. I'm a pen-and-paper gal too. I miss sending and receiving handwritten cards... I wish this tradition won't die out completely.

  2. beautiful handwriting!

    I also can't do lists digitally. Parang nakakalimutan ko. Sulat pa din. I want to have a corkboard in the office nga eh!

  3. Oooohhh I used to have a huge cork board in my office. Very helpful!