Texts will disappear. Messages on a Facebook page will get farther away each day. A card – it lasts forever. The paper can be touched and held, the handwriting creates a memory of a person’s personality. They are part of our history for sure.
My closet holds those perfect-sized storage boxes for different times in life. A box of memories from college. Cards and notes from my wedding. An unnamed collection that is evidence of being a pen pal and writing letters, not just cards, to friends when paying for long distance phone calls was not a smart option.
That note someone took the time to write me, the card that celebrated a special birthday, offered condolence, or recognized an accomplished – they are relived each time I open a box. And I am so glad someone took the time. Let’s not let the art of true, tangible correspondence become a subject of history books.
A store. A pen. A stamp. And Just Like That, you make a moment that won’t disappear.