OK~ I had a birthday this past week and I can honestly say that the bloggers of North Iowa sure knew how to make me smile.
I have not received this many actual cards on my birthday in years. But you know what? It was fun to hold an actual birthday card that was given to me. I am kind of odd, as I still enjoy holding an actual book in my hand, as opposed to my iPad when it comes to reading a book. If there is one thing that I need to get better at, it is sending and giving actual handwritten cards to people. I had a terrific birthday and look forward to moving forward in another year.
All of these cards got me thinking about how we all interact in today's crazy, busy world. Social Media plays a huge role in celebrating birthdays and other special occasions. I do think it's wonderful that we can send a simple birthday message across the miles through social media and celebrate the successes of our friends But there's still something to be said about a handwritten note, don't you think? My friend, Beth Ann of It's Just Life, really rocks the homemade cards, yes the handmade, handwritten ones! She has went so far as to talk about how your words matter, and the fact that letter writing is changing, as well as how all those scribbled notes are really letters!
I am a very lucky gal, as I have a wonderful family, friends, and awesome business partners and clients that continue to support me in my crazy, exciting adventures. When I look at this little "sea" of cards, this speaks volumes to me..... This group of cards reminds me that I do matter and it's definitely the kick in the pants that I needed when it comes to sending actual cards.
So, tell me. When is the last time you mailed or handed someone an actual card? I'm working on this and will continue too. But dang, Social Media makes it all a little too easy to wish someone a happy birthday! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?