You may not gather it from my posts, but those that know me personally know that I'm big on cards and written correspondence in general. Remember that scene in the movie Cocktail where the guy says he can bet that Tom Cruise has at least one get-rich-quick book under the bar? Well, that's me with cards and stationary. LOL You can bet that if I have a bag nearby or a drawer, I have SOMETHING with me. Whether it be stationary, cards, return labels, stickers, etc. And usually all of the above.
Recently, someone complimented me on how I always remember and acknowledge important days in other's lives. And they phrased it within the context of "how do you be a mom, work full time, run two blogs.. and still manage to do it all on time?" Well, I don't. At least not all of the time.
But..you ready? I'm sharing one of my "behind the curtain" secrets.
Enter the mini photo album.
This is mine. (I apologize in advance for the notsogreat photo of it.)
This is your typical photo album that you can buy anywhere. Fits your standard 4X6 photo.
(That's my hubby and son, btw. :) )
This album lives in my purse. And here's a bit of what I keep in it:
Stickers, which I use mainly as envelope seals. The ones on the right are ones that are especially for my online community friends who mostly know me by my screen name.
Address labels. Lots of address labels. I heart address labels. I love them so much that my son, Keaton (2 years old) has his OWN labels for his correspondence. See?
Also (at the upper right) - stamps!
I keep other things in there too like sometimes coupons or appt cards from doctor's offices, etc.
As far as addresses, I'm old fashioned in that I don't keep a PDA or cell phone book. I have a super mini address book I keep that matches the album here. (Anal, much?) LOL For some reason, I love writing in new addresses and seeing the old ones marked out when someone moves.
I also wanted to point out this great blog I recently found that features not only how to write thank notes, but also photos of the actual notes. Great wording inspiration! And I love her handwriting!
Soon I'll put up another post about the online site I use for organizing the thoughts in my head and all the to do lists that fill my life!