Friday, August 19, 2005

A note about correspondence


Why is it that in this day of high-tech, speed-of-light communication people no longer feel the need to announce major changes in their life?

I recently moved and dutifully sent moving announcements to all my contacts. From this simple announcement I "discovered" all kinds of things had changed. People had moved, gotten married, etc. Most shockingly, a family friend introduced me to his 2-year old daughter for the first time. "Oh, hey, did I mention that I had a baby two years ago?" Doesn't this kind of thing merit an announcement anymore?!

In my book, every major life change requires correspondence. Birth, graduation, moving, engagement, marriage, children and death. A tidy "circle of life" bonded together with postage stamps.

1 comment:

Maggie said...

I knew that moving to our new home was going to be very traumatic for the entire family, so I wanted to find a way to give everyone our new address. I searched the internet and found several good sites that offered real cute moving cards that could be personalized, Personalized Moving Announcements Cards, Custom Moving Announcements, Printed Moving Cards and Housewarming Invitations. I also wanted to order invitations for our housewarming party so all these sites had excellent ones. I ended up buying my moving announcements cards and housewarming invitations from Cards Shoppe and was very pleased. Both personalized cards turned out great!