I love sending out happy mail. Totally love it. I always mail things out late. Always. In 2015, I mailed our Christmas cards out the day after Christmas. Really. I also have way too many ideas and not enough time. There, I admitted it all.
Now that that's out of the way! One of my goals for this year was to send out more happy mail. I really really enjoy sending out happy mail to people. I know I love opening my mail box and finding a handwritten envelope and wondering "Who sent me something? I wasn't expecting anything!" So I know if I enjoy this, I'm sure other people do as well.
Lots of people have been expressing the same feelings the last couple months: what can I do to change the world? To make this a better place? To do good? (We all know why we're feeling that, no need to get political!) I too feel the same way. What little things can I do to make a difference?
For me, one of the answers is HAPPY MAIL! And, as said before, one of my goals this year is to send out more happy mail. So, when I found these handmade tags and envelopes (I created a few years ago) in a box, I decided to pass them on to some friends and family. So (ahem, one day after Valentines Day, don't think that's going to change!), I wrote a little note for each handmade item, signed and sealed them, and off they went to 8 randomly-selected contacts from my phonebook.
And you know what happened? I made someone's day, and received some very lovely messages from the recipients. The recipients being my grandpa, a few cousins, my aunts, my mom, and a few dear friends. And those people took the time out to thank me for making their day and for the little surprise (sorry for getting your hopes up Aunt Sandy, not a baby announcement...). And it was sooo lovely.
And I plan to do it again soon! Getting nice messages from people wasn't my goal, I purely wanted to do this just because, but it made me feel so good and appreciated! And filled me up! And that's a freaking awesome feeling!