Mail Received

In our modern society, we send out written messages everyday: text messages and email has become an important part of our lives. With no thought at all, we send out these messages to family, friends and colleagues. The art of letter writing is slowly dying – and the post office no longer sifts through as many letters as it once did. There are those, however, who still use the services of the postman. My mom is one of them. She may not send long letters that she writes in the mornings (as my grandmother once did), but she does send out the beautiful cards that she makes.

Β© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015
Handmade cards. Β© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

I received my Christmas and birthday cards in the mail yesterday (their tardiness due to a postal strike). I enjoy them for so many reasons: their creativity, the effort that was taken to make them, the love that was sent with them – and the fact that receiving something in the mail besides bills and advertisements is a treat!

Do you receive mail from the postal office?

Β© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

(This post is linked to Five Minute Friday. The prompt this week is: send)

30 thoughts on “Mail Received

  1. The trouble is (in my opinion) that, rather than the simplicity of collecting your letters from the post office, now you have to check emails, Facebook and multiple other kinds of communication. Sorry, Colline – just feeling a bit overwhelmed

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    1. It is a bit overwhelming. And people expect an answer straight away. It was better in the old days. One thought carefully before writing something down – and the response was always appreciated.

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  2. Those are beautiful! Our next door neighbor sends us cards for birthday and Christmas. The thought is really appreciated and the cards sit on counters for weeks. I can’t bear to throw them away so I have a whole drawer full. πŸ™‚ Eventually I give them to a group who recycles them for others to use.
    I just send an email greeting. I do make my own cards with graphics programs and send. πŸ™‚

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        1. Thank you Paula. They did make it special. I was not blogging at the time as we had had internet issues (which was disappointing as part of my birthday routine is to read all the messages my family send me via Facebook πŸ™‚ )


  3. Your mom is so creative Colline. Those are absolutely beautiful cards! I love the colours and I can also see she made them with lots of love. You also took a great shot of them. πŸ˜€

    My grandmother used to write to me a lot and I also still have all her letters and cards she would send me. I do miss that. πŸ˜€

    We don’t get any mail from the post office. Now and then some spam but definitely less than the email spam. πŸ˜†


  4. Happy Belated Birthday Colline! I love cards and snail mail! I make cards and send cards as often as I can, and I try to encourage our kids to do the same. They aren’t into it yet. My mom, my father in law, and a few of my friends still send real post office mail! I love it. It is a dying art in today’s digital world. New stationery or note cards are a gem for me. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Are you doing FMF snail mail? I’m participating for the first time this round…quite excited! Jenn


    1. Yes I am! I joined up yesterday and I have received her welcome email. I am looking forward to it – to receiving snail mail and to connecting with others who believe as I do.
      Have a wonderful weekend with your family.

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  5. I am a big fan of mail that doesn’t say ‘pay me’ myself. It is sad that people actually mail so few cards anymore. Who can blame them though, since e-mail and social media off instant communication at the cost of a cable bill which we would be paying anyway. The cards you posted are lovely.

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  6. I love the artsy cards – and yes, I still send stuff this way too – and getting xmas cards is one of my favorite things about xmas – to hear from some old friends once a year – so cool…
    and for sending xmas cards – in 2001 I mailed out almost 200 (177 to be exact) and this year – only 30. Some additional ones were hand delivered – but we still so send some- event tho I agree with u -letter writing is dying art


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