Friday , 31 October 2014

Handwriting with Hallmark

I had too much to say for just one post. Not that I think 2 posts are going to capture everything that’s in my head but, it’s a start.

BlogHer made me realize what I don’t like about bloggers. And it’s probably not what you think. I don’t like that we don’t put a mailing address on our cards! Because I thoroughly enjoy sending out physical follow up cards. I think it gives me an edge (of course, now that I’ve written this, the edge is gone. I hope you appreciate me sharing).

I still smile when I get a note in the mail from someone and so I try my best to follow up with a note here and there when I can (and when I remember).  I’ve made it a point to write it in to my momAgenda as part of my monthly to do’s and definitely after a conference.

I like to stock up on cards. One year, CVS had a special to get a box for your cards with the purchase of X number of cards. And, yeah, I got it. I love that you can file the cards by occasion.  It totally feeds my OCD.  How cool is that? Tell me, if you’d seen these cards while shopping, wouldn’t they just scream PICK ME UP! I got these eons ago and haven’t sent them out yet but I know where they’re going to go now. It’s all about timing!

Anywho, I love sending out cards but I rarely get a blogger card with a mailing address. And if I ask for a mailing address I’ll seem creepy, don’t you think? Also, if I ask for an address then I’ve ruined the surprise.

I dislike that I don’t have Martha’s mailing address handy. I loved her interview and what she had to say and I saw about 5 things that I’ve been looking for for my home office in one of the brochures I received.  Plus, it’s Martha so you know SHE sends out handwritten cards.

And who wouldn’t want to send a card to Katie Couric? I’d send one to talk to her about the fact that she is so buff and how I’m now trying to figure out where I’m going to find the time to pump iron so I can be HAWT like her when I’m slightly older than what I am now.

Then there’s Soledad O’Brien who looked poised and beautiful. To her, I’d write a note to let her know that I think all of the work she is doing (both on and off camera) is above board and how proud she makes me.

And don’t get me started on bloggers! I’d love to send Queerie Bradshaw a snarky and funny card (actually, I’d love to send that entire Erotica panel cards thanking them for the awesome job they did and how funny and poignant they were).  Oh and then there’s Brian from Central FL Top 5 who I only just met in NYC even though we are in the same city! I loved him and I’d write a note to tell him I appreciate his openness and his willingness to help connect me with others.  Yeah, I could go on and on and on but, surprise! I won’t.

Instead, I will give you a chance to do this handwriting thing for yourself! Enter below to win a 10-pack of Hallmark Any Day greeting cards! And, if you should get a card from me, I apologize in advance for the bad handwriting. I was supposed to be a doctor and that, well, just didn’t work out.

Pimsleur Swedish

About Sili Recio

Sili is the owner and Chief Executive Mami of Mamihood Media and My Mamihood. Selected as one of Latina Magazine’s top Blogger to Know in 2014 and Latina Magazine’s top 10 Mommy bloggersin 2013, My Mamihood was described as “a haven for fashion inspiration, baby concerns, must read books and even tech musings! This blog will keep you reading for hours…” When not appearing on top 10 lists or speaking passionately about those things she holds near and dear to hear heart, this Afro Latina loves hanging out with her frog princess, helping others, trash talking in her setting up all-girl Fantasy football leagues, reading and finding new gadgets to play with. She is currently punishing herself by pursuing an MBA with a concentration in social media from Southern New Hampshire University on hiatus from school much to the chagrin of her Type A personality.

8 comments

  1. My mom because my grandma is back in the hospital.
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  2. My grandma and grandpa could use a card–it’s their 65th anniversary!

  3. I’ve made it a goal to send at least one handwritten card each month. Everyone appreciates a note of appreciation or encouragement. Good for you for being a blogger who write handwritten notes too!
    Andrea recently posted..30 Before 30: 13 Months to Go UpdateMy Profile

  4. NBM
    Twitter: notblessedmama

    My grandma always rags on me because we don’t send handwritten thank you cards. So, she’d probably like one!

  5. I love sending cards and handwritten notes! My son knows he has to write thank you notes after Christmas and his birthday. I love the idea of sending Martha and Katie notes!
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