Do you take the time to write letters? Send postcards? Lick postage stamps?
There are a legion of folks out there who also do those things, although at times, you may feel as if you are the only one.
When asked what one did over the weekend for fun (while standing around the watercooler on a Monday morn), you will hear very few proclamations of “I wrote some letters” or “I made postcards for a friend”.
With that in mind, I ask you “Why not?” Why not carry an addressed postcard in your handbag or backpack, ready to be filled out and mailed off? Why not write five (or more) words on a drinks coaster from your favorite cafe and toss it in the mailbox to a friend? All it takes is a postage stamp (easily transported in your wallet!) What about an envelope folded from the menu of your local brasserie, created as you are waiting for your dinner to arrive tableside? The waiter will be charmed, I guarantee, and you may even get a complimentary glass of wine (it happened to me!).
Sending a letter doesn’t have to be an orchestrated process; often something spontaneous is just as effective. The most important thing is to send. To get a letter, send a letter: it’s as simple as that.