With text messages, Facebook status updates, tweets, and emails, the days of the handwritten note seem to be numbered. I still get a feeling of childish giddiness when a handwritten note or letter addressed to me arrives in our mailbox. Sure it requires more effort than typing out a quick "how r u?" on a smart phone, but knowing that someone took the time to pick out a special card, pen some personal thoughts, and address it to me makes me feel special. (Don't get me wrong - I still appreciate the text message touch base too).
With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, why not take a moment to write a handwritten note to those that you are truly thankful for this Thanksgiving? It's a pleasant and unexpected surprise for friends and loved ones amidst a flurry of electronic communication.
For my part, I chose to make note cards from a Thanksgiving painting I made a few years ago. Simply stated, it gives me the chance to take a moment and say thanks to those who've helped make my life richer this year. Aside from the turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and football, isn't that what this holiday is all about anyway?