Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Snail Mail (Thanks to Hallmark)

I don't know about you but when I come home to "fun mail" it really puts me in a good mood.  Since most days I get lots of "junk mail" the good stuff is that much better.  

I love mailing friends and family cards and letters.  Email/FB/Texting is all great but there is something so personal and nice about sending and receiving mail!

So when I was contacted to participate in Hallmark's Get Carded Challenge it was a no brainer.  They provide me with adorable cards and stamps and all I have to do is mail them to friends.  Sounds good to me.

I received a variety of cards and even more than I was "required" to send for the challenge.  

I had to send 7 cards in 7 days - 1 for each day.

1.  For the life of me I can't remember who I sent this card to. . . if it was you please remind me!

2. I sent this musical birthday card to my friend Kendall who lives in MA.  At our age it is always fun to get a card that reminds us of our younger days!  And what a hottie on the front!  Hehe!

3.  I sent this card to a patient in a hospital.  I participated in a mail "event" for hospital patients and I thought this card was perfect for someone who was recovering!

4.  I sent this birthday card to my friend Evelyn who lives in CA.  Evelyn is an older woman and for some reason this card just look like something a grandmother would like.  Hopefully Evelyn liked it!

5.  "Life is Good."  Who wouldn't want this to show up in their mailbox?  I sent this to Evelyn's husband Art.  He had a birthday just a couple of weeks after Evelyn.  He is a happy-go-lucky gut and I think represents the "feeling" behind Life is Good.

6.  This card looked handmade/crafty to me so of course the first person I thought of was Stacy.  My good friend Stacy lives in London and we love sending snail mail to each other.  She told me she loved the card and wanted to learn how to "sew on cards."  

7.  The Mary Poppins card was another one I knew who I would send it to as soon as I saw it. . . Rachel is a Mary Poppins fan so I used this as a thank you card after my visit to TX.  She loved it!  

I heard back from the majority of the people who I sent cards to.  It was especially nice to catch up w/ friends who live far away.  While sending mail takes longer than sending an email there is something really nice about doing it.  It made me happy to know that I brighten someone else's day!

What is your favorite thing to get in the mail?

Do you send snail mail?

(Can't expect to get any if you don't ever send any!!)

Need to buy some cards?  Go to Hallmark.com and use the code "blog30" to get 30% off your order!


  1. What a fun challenge! I love snail mail :)

  2. That is such a fun challenge!! I don't send snail mail as often as I tell myself to..I need to get better at this cause I love receiving snail mail and blogger packages! ;)

  3. People must have been so excited to get these in the mail! As excited as I get when a beauty box or package of free clothes/items arrives, handwritten letters absolutely take the cake xo

  4. adorable! I really like the first one

    <3 Lianna J @ Salem Style