I was scrolling through a blog I found the other day, and came across a post where a girl was talking about the best gift she'd ever been given. I thought It was such a cool idea, so I decided to write my own!
The best gifts I've ever received (and love receiving) are hand written notes!! This sounds strange because most people don't think of little notes as being "gifts". I'll let you in on a little secret...I've kept EVERY hand written note I've ever received. You think I'm lying? There are three shoeboxes under my bed FULL of dumb little notes from current friends, ex-friends, random people I've met...etc. All dating back to around third grade. Sounds crazy right??
I moved a lot as a kid. Every time I did, I was always surprised at how many people gave me notes and letters when I was leaving. I think, for a lot of people, it's easier to write out their thoughts than verbalize them to other people. Once I noticed this, I had a greater appreciation for hand written notes! This led to my collection.
You also forget about TONS of memories throughout your life. The second you re-read someones handwriting, it can catapult you back to memories you had completely forgotten about. I also love that when reading them you can catch yourself reading it in their tone of voice.
Challenge for you: write someone a note instead of texting them. Who knows...maybe you have a crazy friend (like me) who will keep it for forever!