Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Postcards vs Facebook Messages

In this day and age we are (or at least I am) so connected with family and friends through e-mail and social networks that I rarely sent anything through the US postal service, unless it's a package. I did recently send a Thank You card to my parents for letting my girlfriends and I crash at their house and for the wonderful dinner they treated us to, but then realized it had been a long time since I had purchased stamps and mine were, like 3 cents short. I even pay all our bills online so we don't currently have checks either.
I like getting cards in the mail. I could do without a lot of the junk mail I receive, but a card or
postcard from a friend or loved one is always a treat. My parents always send a postcard to the kids when they go on vacation. The kids love it.
I want post cards.
We went to Blue Bird Gap Farm last weekend (kind of a little petting zoo) and I took some great pictures of the animals. I think this one would make for a great postcard.

How fun would that be? Whenever I wanted to drop a friend a note wishing them Happy Birthday, or Thank You, or whatever other personal message I wanted to send, I could make it personal by sending a postcard that I created. I think this is a much better gesture than the Facebook Happy Birthday message. It says "I knew your birthday was coming up and I sent you this message because I'm thinking of you", not "Oh I noticed everyone wishing you a happy birthday on FB and thank goodness, I would've forgotten."

I also think that this would be a great business alternative. As an Editor with US Family Guide, I could really get my information out to businesses with a catchy postcard and all my sites info, as well as my contact information. There's something about a postcard that is just so much more intriguing than a letter...don't you think?

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