With the new baby coming soon, I have been thinking about what kind of birth announcement I am going to send out. I know it seems kind of old fashioned to be sending out a birth announcement, but I enjoy receiving them because I can post them on my fridge and look at darling little baby that has been brought into this world. I enjoy doing some things the old fashion way, for instance I still send birthday, anniversary and Christmas cards the old fashion way, through snail mail. Taking a little time to send out a card in the mail means so much more than an e-card you get in your inbox.
Doing things a little old fashion can really go the distance and help keep personal connections even tighter. For instance, who wouldn't enjoy receiving a hand written note from their grandmother or good friend in the mail, opposed to receiving a quick, "how are you doing?" text message. The electronic versions of these kinds of communications are okay from time to time, but it is so much more meaningful when you receive it in hand written form.
Another example of how to keep personal connections strong and getting a better turn out at a party you are throwing is by sending out handwritten invitations. It's time to think about new year's invitations and the best way to get people to attend your party over another competing party is to send out invites in the mail. The gesture of receiving a card versus an electronic invite is that it will make more of a lasting impression on the person you are wanting to invite.
Could you imagine being invited to someone's wedding via the internet?
Keeping personal connections strong is all about time and thought. Depending on how much time or thought you put into your message, dictates how much meaning the message is going to have to the recipient.
What do you think? Does receiving something in the mail mean more to you than receiving a message electronically?