We recently received not only one but TWO pieces of snail mail. One was a thank you card from my kid sista for a birthday gift Jack and I had given her and the other was a card from our friends Katie + Jerry thanking us for their weekend stay. (Aren't we wonderful? Giving birthday gifts AND hosting weekend gatherings... gosh we're great.)
Snail mail is the bomb. I have vivid memories from growing up of writing letters to my grandma, receiving post cards from my parents while I was at camp and how special I felt when I had a stack of birthday cards to open with my cake. Man, this is starting to get deep. Um, another thing about snail mail is that when I was little I wanted to be a mailman. This was mainly because of the awesome navy blue uniform (knee highs included).
So there you have it! Buy some stationery and let someone know you're thinking of them! Or be a hosebag and poke them on Facebook.