Category Archives: Greeting Cards
To laugh is to risk appearing a fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to risk involvement.
To place your dreams before the crowd is to risk ridicule.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To go forward in the face of overwhelming odds is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
One may avoid suffering and sorrow, but they cannot learn, feel, change, grow or love.
Chained by ones certitudes they are a slave; one has forfeited their freedom.
We spotted some interesting statistics on the US postal service today:
1. Total mail volume decreased 20 percent from 2006 to 2010.
2. With 571,566 full-time workers, the USPS is the country’s second-largest civilian employer after Wal-Mart.
3. It operates 31,871 post offices, more than the combined domestic retail outlets of Wal-Mart, Starbucks and McDonald’s.
80 percent of the USPS budget goes to salaries and benefits.
4. It’s been losing money since 2006, including nearly $20 billion since 2007.
5. The agency is now almost $15 billion in debt. Unless the government steps in, it will default on $5.5 billion of retiree health-care costs in September. By October it will reach its legal debt limit, and by the end of the year, the USPS will be out of cash — insolvent and unable to operate.
I remember when I was young (younger), if a letter was delivered from the mail man, I felt as if I’d won the lottery. Granted, it was really the only form of communicating (other than the rotary dial phone with long distance charges) with my cousins who lived in a different state. I grew up on a “hobby” farm, and we didn’t have too much contact with the outside world, in the summer months. We always kept ourselves entertained, and we never were at loss for new adventures. Sometimes we would ride our bicycles to our little town 8 miles away, but that took a lot of effort (16 miles round trip) on an 80+ degree summer day.
I felt very special getting an envelope in the mail box that had just my name on it. I used to keep all my letters, and re-read them over & over again. It’s like it was another life, fantasy, world that I could escape into when ever I wanted, or needed to. I couldn’t wait to write back and let the sender know all about what was going on in my world; but mostly I couldn’t wait to respond because I knew then I would probably be getting another letter soon after.
In today’s society, with the hustle & bustle of kids, jobs, careers, entertainment and of course the cyber world, it is far & few between that I receive a letter in the mail box. I’m at fault as well, as it is much easier and faster to send an IM or e-mail everyone; but I most certainly do miss that ecstatic feeling I get when an envelope shows up in my mail box addressed just to me, and it’s NOT a bill!
I’m hoping that if you are one of my followers that read this post to the end; you will take some time out and reflect on the important things in your life. Even if it’s just for a brief moment, just do it. Remember that life passes by very quickly, and it takes but just a moment to address an envelope & send a card with your letter. You don’t know when that card/letter will be the highlight of someone’s day!
New “Father’s Day” Cards. Check out all our cards at
New Thank you Card to add to my line-up. Check out all our cards at
Recognize your favorite “somebody” because of:
Florence Nightingale’s B’day
International Migratory Bird Day
Cough Drop Day
Airmail Stamp Birthday (The first U.S. airmail stamp was issued on May 13, 1918.)
I Just Called to Say I Love You Day
Cross-Country Helicopter Flight Day (The first cross-country flight via helicopter began in 1942.)
It only takes a moment….just do it!