January 11, 2016
Resolutions for 2016 + Paper Source Hello!Lucky Bird Stationery Kit Giveaway
It has been several years since I made a new year’s resolution. Actually, I made a resolution not to make any resolutions. Year after year I made resolutions and somewhere between winter and spring they fell by the wayside. Most of these resolutions had to with eating differently or exercising more, which are the most common types of resolutions to make and to keep.
Last fall, I decided that I would take up the new year’s resolution mantle again but make it about relationships and tea. Initially I defined six resolutions but that began to feel like I was setting myself up to not succeed, so I narrowed the list to three.
One of three is to handwrite more letters. I don’t hand write as much as I would like. My Kindergartener handwrites more than I do! When my mother moved a few years ago, she gave me a box of my old diaries, greetings cards, and letters. The box contained letters dating from the late 1980s. I was an avid letter writer. I even had pen pals. I bought stationery wherever I traveled resulting in an eclectic collection. But these days I hardly open my stationery box. When it comes to communicating with family and friends, I send emails or texts. With the rise of various social media platforms and apps, it’s so much easier (quicker) to ask friends how they are doing, to wish them happy birthday, to share photos of my latest tea acquisitions, and to pass time between appointments.
I’m not a luddite but I feel like I am losing something by engaging in more and more virtual communication. Don’t you love getting real postal mail? It’s so disappointing when my mailbox is full of junk mail. But you have to write a letter, to receive a letter. So this year, I am going to break out the stationery and handwrite more letters. Or notes. Paper Source is helping me with this resolution by providing me with a stationery kit. The kit includes 16 letterpress cards and a Gelly Roll pen. The paper used for the cards and envelopes are good quality. The gel ink does not seep through the paper. And two additional features of the kit that receive high marks are the inclusion of two patterns as well as the coordination between the colors on the cards and the pen ink. Thanks to Paper Source, two readers will each win a Hello!Lucky Bird Stationery Kit! Enter the giveaway below, and good luck.
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