"Despite living in the technology age — or perhaps precisely because we’re in the technology age — the act of writing and receiving letters in the mail holds the same appeal and excitement for me as I imagine it did for Henry James or John and Abigail Adams. Though I couldn’t dream of matching the beauty of such eloquent correspondence, I do enjoy getting to practice my penmanship, and I appreciate that “snail mail” is one of the few things we still have to wait for. I never I thought I’d say this, but sometimes I love waiting.
I think handmade gifts have the potential to be loved and cherished far longer than any store-bought present. This is not to say that everyone wants a bar ofhomemade soap more than something they could really use or some boutique item they’ve been coveting all year. But if you’re stumped for ideas, and you’re about to reach for a blank gift card in a panic, consider setting aside a little time one weekend this month and making something instead. — Kate"
Saturday, July 21, 2012
the handmade gift + card
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