Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Beauty of Note Cards

Do you like to send snail mail cards and letters? Well, I do.
Sending real cards is falling out of fashion, but I think it is very meaningful. The recipient often displays and keeps the card on view. You purchase a card the recipient will like, or stationery, write some words from the heart, and mail it. I even buy pretty or funny stamps at the post office and add stickers to the notes. Stickers of  cats, lady bugs, butterflies, you know what I mean. My sister sent me stickers of cows which make me smile.
So when I found that my new friend in blogland makes pretty cards, I bought some from her.
Her name is Wanda at Got a Minute or Two blog Got a Minute or Two blog
Wanda paints flowers, jars, old trucks, hydrangeas, blueberries, butterflies and bouquets.


Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

We too are saddened by the fact that people tend never to put pen to paper any more. We absolutely agree that it is so nice to receive a hand made card which has obviously been chosen with care. We are certain that anyone would be delighted to receive one of Wanda's cards which are so very attractive.

Wanda said...

Terra ~ Thanks so much. I have quite a long blog post, if any of your friends pop over to visit me. I've also show six of my cards after a little story about myself and my new Brochure I'm working on.

Thanks again for being such a special friend, and I trust everyone who received a card from you will be blessed.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Very pretty cards! I'm a fan of snail mail, too, and my BFF keeps me supplied with her handmade cards for all occasions.

rosaria williams said...

Very beautiful! Yes, indeed, if I found such jewels I'd want to share them.

Queenie Believe said...

Beautiful watercolor card! Enjoy.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Blondie's Journal said...

Wanda is very creative...I love these notecards! I miss when I used to get cards and letters in the mail. Everything is email these days. With all the wonderful artists out there, I hope it doesn't fall to far to the wayside.


High Heeled Life said...

These are gorgeous ! Thanks for sharing Wanda's blog .. I'll be visiting soon. There is nothing better than sending or receiving a hand written note/letter. xo HHL

Daisy said...

Lovely cards! There's nothing quite like getting a card or note in the mail. I miss that way of communicating sometimes.

Blessed Serendipity said...

Those are so pretty. I fear that letter writing via snail mail is a dying art. Who wouldn't love to receive a hand written letter on a pretty note card.


S. Etole said...

It's always a joy to get something "real" in the mail. Those look like pretty cards.

Anonymous said...

These are lovely cards. I have several blog friends who do enjoy a handwritten note. I like to enclose a good smelling tea bag to surprise them!

Catherine said...

I've seen a couple of others that have participated in a card swap. There's a lot of talented people out there!!
Wishing you a terrific September Terra!
xo Catherine

Hot Rocks said...

A hand written card is so nice to receive, and those are very pretty!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Happyone said...

I too like to send cards through the mail and put stickers on them too. : )
I have a basket of Thank you cards and notes that I have have received and keep them out and read them often. It always brightens my day. : )

Anonymous said...

I truly enjoyed hand written letters. I do write a few ladies in this fashion, but I don't have the patience with it as I used to.

Your blog friend is truly creative and talented! Her paintings are lovely! Water color painting is not an easy medium to work with, but she certainly does a great job with painting those note cards. :)

Annmarie Pipa said...

beautiful cards!

Denise said...

Lovely cards.

Red Rose Alley said...

I'm so glad I found someone who loves to send notes and cards in the mail still. No one takes the time to do that any more, and I just love receiving mail. Her artwork is lovely. Good for you that you are keeping the tradition alive.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Amrita said...

I love them cards. I have a huge collection of cards sent to me by freinds. Looking over them brings back such good memories too. I like the ones you have shared

Lili said...

Oh so lovely Terra! The simple act of sending (or receiving) a written and beautiful card is indeed a lost art these days! Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards from your blog friend Wanda. Oh and congrats on your new book too...I enjoyed reading the article and love that you carry a notebook with creative! ~Lili

Joanne said...

Oh my goodness how beautiful! Every now and then I will send notes. Such a shame that now it's like a lost art. When I was younger I would go and buy special stationary at the Hallmark store and loved writing notes to friends.
Terra, you have inspired me I think I will go out and try to buy some cool stationary! Thank You.
Have a great weekend!
Blessings, Joanne
P.S. After a few months of going back and forth I have decided to submit my story ( about my son winning an award) You were so sweet to suggest that I do submit it and I'm going to go for it! Thank you so much!

Simone said...

She is so talented. Beautiful paintings. I'm sure her cards are wonderful as well.

Karen June Miller said...

The colors are amazing! I love handwritten notes and I always save them. In fact, I am preparing to do some paper-crafting tonight!

Thanks for sharing!!!


P.S. I am having a FREE TEA GIVEAWAY, just because. Drop by if you would like. :)

Susan said...

Ooooo, very pretty cards, Terra. I love to send and receive cards, too. But it's rare that happens in this technological world. Sad but true. Still, I love buying pretty cards.

Thanks so much for your visit and comment on my blog tonight! Susan

Joyful said...

I so much enjoy receiving a real card or letter in the mail. Sadly, few people send them anymore even at Christmas. Your cards are lovely.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Goodmorning honey
I too love to send cards but don't do it as often as I should.
My little granddaughter loves to send them to and always with lots of stickers. lol
Isn't it amazing how many of our friends out here in the world of blogging are so creative. I love your friends cards their beautiful.


Pretty note cards. Wanda is very talented. Sometimes old-school is the best school.

Rachel @ The Lazy Christian said...

Oh, I am a stationary nerd all the way. When I was young, I remember getting in trouble for "wasting" good stationary that I'd gotten for Christmas, so for so long I'd buy stationary and just keep it. I was afraid to "waste" it! Now I know that dropping a letter in the mail is never a waste---everyone can use that pick-me-up. :) These cards are lovely!

lostforwords101 said...

Hello Terra,

Thanks for visiting my page :)

And wow! You like snail mail and postcards, too. I hope we can trade cards.

Nice meeting you here in blogger.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I send a lot of cards and receive quite a few, too. I love handmade cards best! I'll look at these...they are beautiful!

Sandra said...

i have at least 365 senior moments and sometimes that is in one months time LOL

Retired Knitter said...

I have to say that I am sorry that letter writing has fall by the wayside. I used to write letters as a kid.

Now, unfortunately, my brain doesn't work all that well with pen and paper. My brain is better connected to my finger tips and a key board. Guess I am out of practice.