The first eight days of October are a rush of memories, dreams and thoughts for me. For everyday from the first to the eighth someone I know celebrates a birthday. I have to admit I’ve fallen into the jaws of modern technology, and in the rush opted to send electronic messages by phone and social networking sites, but with inspirational comments this week and visual boards that I created today, I’ve been inspired to make my own cards, write in them, create a little something special in each and send them to everyone of my friends and family. Written, signed, sealed and delivered!
We all know that giving or sending greeting cards is a simple and effective way of staying in touch, adding a truly personal touch and reaching out to those we care about, but where did the greeting card come from?
The first civilization to employ the use of greeting cards was the ancient Chinese, who used them for the purpose of conveying New Year’s wishes.
The earliest paper greeting card in existence is a Valentines Day card that originated in Germany during the 1400’s. It now resides in the British Museum.
The development of better printing methods and the introduction of postage stamps saw the greeting card become less costly, and reach new heights of popularity during the 1840’s.
Source: Thinking of You, Hinkler Books.
When was the last time, you hand wrote a card, sealed the envelope, bought a stamp, and posted it?
Sometimes it’s not easy as it would seem to stay connected to people we value. With the busy lives we all lead, it can be easy for months or years to pass while we’re thinking, I’ll call tomorrow’! But I’ve endeavored to change all of that today, and share a token of my love and friendship by sending a hand written card.
I had to also share a little something my sister bought me while visiting the Floriade 2011 in Canberra this week. Isn’t it divine a calico cap, featuring pink embroidered tulips.
Floriade is Australia’s celebration of Spring, featuring more than a million blooms as a backdrop. It’s held in Commonwealth Park in our capital, Canberra from 17th September – 16th October 2011. Floriade Ambassador, Rachael Finch wore this stunning hot pink and red rose petal dress at the launch of Floriade – A Feast for the senses.
Isn’t it just stunning. Imagine the rose scented perfume!
Linking to Pink Saturday, join in for the month of October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Have a wonderful Pink and Inspirational day, friends.