Friday, January 2, 2009

notes of curiosity

Thank you note, originally uploaded by Fort Cloudy.
I don't know if this is a Southern thing or if everyone's mothers make them write thank-you notes after every holiday, but mine did. And I was ROTTEN at it. As I've gotten older (and snagged a history degree), I've come to value letters and notes of all kinds for the information they provide, as well as their sheer nostalgic value. I've tried to embrace the thank-you note, with mixed results (to everyone towards the end of the list of received graduation gifts, I apologize!). I'm working on it, though, and not just for gifts. If someone buys me lunch or has me over for dinner, I try to take a moment and write a thank-you, even if it's just a quick note on facebook.Coming across the World's Smallest Postal Service makes me wish I had more letters to write to mice. Or fewer to write to folks with failing eyesight. Postmaster Lea Redmond travels around the San Francisco Bay area constructing these miniature masterpieces, in addition to providing an online service. Fantastic idea, beautifully executed! Other delightful curiosities available from Leafcutter Designs include a Matchbox Theater (I especially love the Pablo Neruda one) and Bees Knees photo source


Veronica Hohenstein said...

I'm such a nazi about writing thank you notes. Plus, everybody loves getting a letter in the mail. I sure do.

Kelly Anne said...

Haha, thank you! Snail mail is eternally hip.