Ladies. I have so much to write about. Oona’s Bridal Shower was this past weekend and the weekend in Cincinnati was just way too short!
I landed home in Philly on Sunday. As you can see, I was plum tuckered out from the food and beverages consumed!
We had a blast and it was somewhat bittersweet for me. My baby is getting married in a little over two months. She and Sam will begin their lives as one and I feel my job is done.
My baby and me. It felt as though I began to give her away!
But before I get all misty-eyed, there’s something else that I want to tell you about.
I got more than misty-eyed when Oona’s Maid-of-Honor gifted both me and Sam’s mother, Anna, these hankerchiefs. Both moms cried! Isn’t it beautiful?
The shower was not given by me. The shower was hosted by Sam’s two sisters with the help of their mom. And because of the time constraints, she opted to not have an additional shower here in the Philly area. She feels that since everyone is traveling and spending money on accommodations for the wedding, a shower would be asking too much.
Stay tuned…I’ll be writing about the Cincinnati weekend later this week!
More will be written about the shower later this week. In the meantime, I still recovering!
But…. about a week before the shower, I was contacted by the people at Paperless Post. As I read about this online stationary company, I became more and more intrigued.
This is my new obsession! Everyone’s going to be getting little cards from me!!
Why? You might ask? Well….it dawned on me that we don’t take the time to actually write to anyone anymore. Do you remember the days of Pen Pals and writing letters to those you hadn’t seen in a long time?
Remember those days of ..well, not plumes but of fountain pens and writing letters? I do!
Back when I was a young girl, it was a very exciting moment whenever we received letters from our relatives in Ireland and Australia. The whole family gathered around the table to hear my dad read our family’s words.
Even when Bonaparte’s aunt, Daniele was alive, she would write letters to me in either French or broken English and I would follow suit.
Check out the date on the letter Daniele wrote to me. I kept all her letters. They are very sweet to look back on!
These days, I still look forward to the little notes and clippings that my Aunt Terry sends to me.
The notes that my Aunt Terry sends me are also kept! It’s like a treasure chest of letters!
But that’s rare. Our current means of writing these days is by texting or email.
An invitation of sorts from Oona for me to cook dinner! Our means of communication–texting!
Trust me, the times, they are a changin’—this was the first birthday on record that I didn’t receive any cards via the USPS. My greetings came in the forms of emails, Facebook birthday wishes and Instagram birthday wishes. I ain’t complaining either—I’m becoming more aware of our changing social habits!
And that’s where Paperless Post comes in. Since we live in hurried and busy times, this ingenious company has taken the work out of getting into the car, driving to the store, spending hours searching for the right card.
A sampling of an invite! I’ll be there!!
All you need to do is head to the website and peruse the variety of various cards, stationery, invitations and announcements.
Best stationery I’ve ever seen! The NYC skyline–just for me to you!
You can even send announcements and flyers out via your iPhone!
Isn’t that nice? And so much better than an e-bill!
The premise is easy-peasy. You purchase “coins” that you use to “purchase” your card, invitation, or announcement of choice.
You fill in with any one of the text sizes and fonts. If you chose, you can purchase an envelope or use the free envelope offered. Various backgrounds add some visual interest too!
Fonts, colors, text–all your choice! This is greatness!
And…you add your contacts to the site for easy sending. I’m presently texting everyone I know for their email addresses and I’ve got a few cards in “My Post Box” at the ready for emailing!
I’ve got some thank you cards in my post box waiting to be sent!
I like this. It’s more fun than a generic email and it adds a little “something something” bringing a little note to another level.
While we may not have time to sit down and compose a letter with pen, ink, and parchment these days, we can make time to use our computers to compose an e-letter, invite or card!
I’m guessing that years of The Palmer Method of writing is being replaced by a variety of fonts that can make letter-writing more fun and creative!
What say you? Have you gone the Paperless Post route yet? How long has it been since you wrote to someone? Paperless Post is making it mighty easy!!
The possibilities are endless. Why…I think I’ll create a card to send to my sons that reads “Call you Mother!!!” Love, Your Mother!
It’s really funny because Paperless Post came to me at a time when I can really use the offerings! I may create recipe cards to send out too!
…or perhaps a flyer!
Let me know in the comments how you write—or if you do–or if you’ve gone Paperless Post!
Let me know what your thoughts are because now I don’t have to wait until others get gray hair before I write to them! Now that I have Paperless Post, I’ll be writing more often!