Email. Snapchat. Skype. Instagram. Twitter. Vine. Facebook. Text messages. FaceTime. Google Hangout.
In a world with instant communication, where using the telephone to make an actual call is a bit outdated, is there a place for a piece of paper conveying a sentimental feeling or thought? Is the message in a greeting card actually read? Is the care and effort put into a handmade card acknowledged and appreciated?
As I began working on my August Someday of advancing my card-making abilities and exploring avenues for possibly marketing my handmade cards, I had these questions slammed into my head when I emptied a garbage can and saw a card I’d made for someone had been tossed in the can. My feelings were a bit hurt, of course, but seeing my little piece of creativity thrown into the refuse, also makes me wonder where we are headed. Is our world moving so fast that we’re losing the ability to cherish a small gesture? Is handmade obsolete? I don’t know the answers, but being an optimistic person, I’m going to forge ahead with my August Someday and do my part to revitalize what I believe to be a lovely form of communication.