I love snail mail.
I send cards for everything…birthdays, thank yous, new home, sympathy, new baby, congrats, engagement, wedding…you name it, I’ve likely sent a card. (And obviously Christmas, but that’s another story entirely. This year, I sent 300 cards.) When I lived in the States, I also sent cards to my friends living abroad in recognition of random American holidays – Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. Who doesn’t love a Halloween card?
I must confess that when I found out I was moving to Europe, the logistics surrounding my ability to maintain my snail mail habits was a huge concern. Several people told me that it was the last thing I should worry about, but it’s genuinely important to me, and I knew I needed to find a solution.
Thankfully, I have a kindred spirit in this world. I’m not sure if we share the same kind of bond as Anne Shirley and Diana Barry, but it’s possible. The funny thing is…I’ve never met this person. However, given the fact that they created the perfect solution to meet my snail mail needs, I have to believe we would be instant friends.
A co-worker told me about this website two months before I left, and it is amazing. I can create personalized cards for every occasion – with or without pictures. Treat.com will address the card and mail it from the States to be delivered on whatever date I specify. Which means, I can sit down and create all of my cards for a month or two at one time. AND when you buy in bulk, it’s only $1.99 per card INCLUDING POSTAGE!
I know I shouldn’t give away my secrets for how I’m staying on top of celebrations all the way from Europe, but in this case, the news is too good to keep quiet. (And no, treat.com is not paying me to write this message.)
Now we just need to have them start delivering cards internationally, so I can get my other international friends in on the fun!