Last week after my Festivus party, I got a thank-you note in the mail from one of my guests. It was a small gesture, but it meant a lot to me, largely in part because it was a real letter. I could hold it as I read it. I could see the personality in their handwriting. It felt like I had gained something new.
When I sat down tonight to write this pet please, I was somewhat surprised to see that I hadn’t already written it. I have #12: Unexpected E-Mails from Old Friends and #75: Suggestive E-mail Subject Lines, but nothing about real mail.
Perhaps it’s because it’s so obvious. Of course real mail is awesome. It’s so rare these days to get something in the mail that isn’t a junk mail or a fast-food ad (Church’s, I don’t want your chicken. I only want Popeye’s chicken) that it’s a small miracle when something real arrives.
What’s the last great piece of real mail you received? Did you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed my thank you note?