As I was browsing through blogs, I was inspired by this post and this post, both about the handwritten note. I know how much my best friend loves receiving things in the mail, so I decided to write her a little note. First, I wanted to find some pretty stationery to write on because I only had thank you notes. I love stationery so much, but I am also very picky, so I spent hours and hours browsing various sites. I finally decided on these crisp notes with my initial from Paper Source and I also purchased these colored envelopes to make it a little more fun!
Writing her a note also gave me the opportunity to use my wax sealing supplies. The story about how I bought them is rather random! One night last year, I was really bored so I was just surfing the web. Somehow, the idea of sealing notes with wax popped into my head. I’ve always thought it was a really cool idea and a tradition that I wish we still had, so I decided to do a little quick research to see how much it would cost to get the supplies. The real-deal signet rings that I saw were hundreds and hundreds of dollars, but then I found this site where both the rings and the sealing wax were priced pretty reasonably. So late that I night, I just bought it on a whim (totally unnecessary- this is why late night shopping is so dangerous for me)! When I showed it to my roomies, they thought it was cool, but they were like “What are you going to do with it?” Well, here’s their answer- write notes to my lovely friends =)
My best friend got the note only a couple of days after I posted it (and she lives across the country!). She said it brightened her day to get a little note that let her know I was thinking of her. That was my exact intention =)