BY jane, ON Friday, March 25, 2011
Many people write to me with questions. Some seek advice. Thus, the debut of my new post series entitled, Dear Jane. In response to Chiocciola Posta, Barbara from DC wrote:
I took to heart your post about sending Snail Mail. I don’t send cards and notes nearly enough. You have inspired me! I think I don’t send them more often, because I really want to take time to think about what I write. I am notorious for buying cards that sit in the bottom of my bag and never get written or sent!
First of all, good job on your well meaning intentions! I find that I prefer to write notes at my desk where all my supplies are stashed. I could not live without a desk in my bedroom filled with enticing stationery supplies and fun and crazy pens. No bills allowed! Occasionally, I take pre-addressed and stamped notes and cards with me in my bag, as well, should I foresee an “out” day, with built in bits of waiting time here or there. The trick is, don’t put them in your bag if you don’t anticipate that kind of day! Keep them on your desk where you will see them ensnaring you! Secondly, if your down time doesn’t arrive as predicted on your assigned “out” day, take the cards back out of the bag and complete them that evening or at the end of the week. Easier said than done, but I’ll have more tips on Monday to inspire you! Thanks for writing, Barb!
A selection of stationery, some personalized, and my crazy pen that inspires me to write at my writing desk.