Snail Mail Day was created by Judi Billcliff, a teacher and writer based in Hamilton, New Zealand. She was inspired as she watched her daughter and friend sitting on the floor reading letters they'd written to one another twenty years earlier. They were laughing as they talked about those memories, including some things they'd forgotten about. This was their shared history in written form. She decided to do something to make sure we still write letters and cards, so everyone can still enjoy moments like this.
The magic of the written word
The written word is something we don't see enough of in the digital age. The care and time taken to transcribe our thoughts and intentions onto the page is something that has always held a special place in our hearts. While an email may live in the digital world for eternity, there is something special about a tangible token that we matter enough to the sender that they would take the time and effort to send a Real Letter.
Snail Mail Day Day may seem like just another gimmick , one more way to remind you that there’s another product out there that needs buying, but it can be so much more. It’s actually a reminder that there’s a way to show someone you care, to make a special impact on that important client, or to leave a small piece of yourself behind for those who follow.
It’s just paper, what’s the big deal?
The first thing to say here is that it isn’t just paper. It’s a piece of art that represents your personality, it’s a sign of time and consideration spent selecting just the right card or stationery for the recipient.
Stationery has been used to show others that they’re worth that extra bit of time. Spritzed with perfume or cologne it can serve to represent us using one of the most powerful senses we possess. The doodles in the corner, the heart used to dot the i, and the loop on the g’s and q’s that show our conservativeness or the flair of our big personality.
Take a moment
It only takes a few minutes to write a quick note to a friend or family member. You don't have to write something long or strain yourself trying to polish your words. Just a couple of lines can make all the difference between knowing we are loved and valued and feeling lost and alone. Make the effort; you'll be surprised how much impact you can have.
For more information, check the Snail Mail Day page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SNAIL-MAIL-Day-13th-June-1412374569034751/timeline