Friday, August 8, 2008

Dear Kristen....

I just got an thank you note in the form of an email.
This sort of makes me sad. There is no letter in the mailbox, just the inbox.

I think letter writing is becoming a lost art form. I can't remember when I sat down to write a letter (a real one, longer than say 4 -5 lines) to mail. It seems so lazy. Almost like someone is saying, "I just sort of appreciate what you did so I will just quickly type this out and be done with the whole event." Or they don't even bother at all. Like (do I dare say it) the kindness or gesture was almost expected even. Rude.

But at least they sent one, right? It's better than nothing. A thank you. I've been known to forget a time I'm too I'm sure but oh...I was a busy girl after my wedding showers, baby showers, etc. My mom taught me that I should have those out quick. And she meant QUICK!

You should all be so lucky to receive a thank you from my sister, Kelly. I don't know how she does it but that girl has a talent beyond compare. She will make a thank you note read like the earth would've stopped and her life would have never been so wonderful had you not sent her (fill in blank amazing item that I gave her.) Which, (and maybe she knows this) makes me want to start thinking of her next big gift receiving event. Smart girl, that Kelly.

8 comments:

Nicol said...

I love to write letters, real true actual letters. They are nearly always intended for my penpals that I have had since I was a child. It is a lost art (an expensive) that I enjoy.

Chris said...

We ARE alike. I totally agree. I think in this day and age, we should be thankful that we get a thank you--whether it's through e-mail or the postal system. However, there's something to be said about the extra time it takes to actually send one out. In addition, I like to send "thinking of you" cards where I simply say that I enjoy someone's friendship or what not. Plus, it's an excuse for me to always have pretty stationary on hand. I'm kind of obsessed. You know, like you are with canned goods! ;)

NatRat said...

It is like the movie...Traveling Pants, when they said that comment about emailing, it is so true!

loulou said...

Amen! I am going to start writing more letters. My next one is to you Kristen!

lou lou

Kris said...

I expect a long one lavishing me with compliments. Hurry it up LuLu. :)

kjtroxel said...

You are so good at writing letters...I have been lucky to receive and keep and look back fondly on many letters over the years. I love you for that. It truly does make me feel special.
I have even received a few from that smart Mom of yours!

Kelly said...

Dear Kristen,
It was so nice to come to your blog today and discover your kind post. Thank you so much for your sweet words of praise for my thank-you-note-writing skills; it really made my day. I especially appreciate the promise of future large gifts in return. Thanks again for your thoughtful, well-written blog.
Fondly,
Kelly

Rae said...

I just received a thank you e-mail today. I immediately thought of you. Oh well. It's a new era I suppose...even though today's etiquette guru's tell you it is NOT acceptable to send a thank you electronically!