You had to make a phone call to someone (and God forbid, possibly talk to their parents!) if you wanted to talk to them?
You had to leave a message and then just cross your fingers in the hopes that you not only had remembered to leave your number, but that they would actually call you back?
And, if you’re as old as me, you remember a time even BEFORE answering machines…when, if your friend wasn’t home, then you were out of luck…
There was no Fortnite or Forza or even Mario Kart… Atari was as good as it got.
Mail order catalogs meant you didn’t have to go to the store… but you usually had to wait weeks for your package to arrive.
You watched whatever was on TV, and if you weren’t home to watch your favorite show, you had to wait until summertime when they would hopefully rerun the episode you missed.
You mailed letters & birthday cards & bills & postcards…no evites or online bill pay…
Ahhhh…the gold old days.
And, while I do love having the convenience of smartphones & the internet & Amazon & Netflix, I do miss the personal quality that handwritten cards provided.
So today, for National Retro Day, I’m taking a few minutes to write some cards to a few friends who mean a ton to me.
And I’m doing that with some of Heidi’s most darling new stationery, now available on Joann.com.
I love how all of the pieces in this collection coordinate…cards & envelopes, stickers & address labels, alphas & tags…and they’re all just beautiful.
This National Retro Day, why not go old-school & drop a line to someone you love?
Chances are you’ll make a big impression…
Thank you so much for stopping by!