Aimée Cartier—– *author *psychic *mom *wife *speaker *dabbler in comedy

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Make a Tiny Bright Spot in Someone’s Day with this Creative Endeavor

One thing I absolutely love doing is making and sending fun mail to people.Image

It’s such a surprise to get something in your snail mailbox these days—and who, just who doesn’t love a poem in the mail?

One year I actually sold subscriptions for inspirational mail.  I think I raised $600 extra holiday dollars that December.  Here is a link to a stand-up comedy skit I did in which I mentioned it my father’s response to what I thought was my brilliant plan.  Needless to say, he did not share my opinion.

I’m not making any promises to myself.  But this year, I thought it would be fun to pick out one person each month— a relative, or perhaps a girlfriend I don’t get to see to often, or even one I do see- and send them a month of mail.  Surprise!  It could be their birthday month (which I’ve done in the past) or it could just be totally random.

What this means to me is about 4 or 5 pieces of mail per person.  Like what I did when I created Project Inspiration (my inspirational mail program)—I would sit down and create all the mail at the same time.  I have the envelopes all stamped and ready to go.  Then at different times throughout the month I mail it.  Randomly, and without notice the chosen recipient gets fun things in their mailbox.  You know, funny pictures, an inspirational quote, a collage, a great card, a drawing, a memory or a description of a fun time we had together…

Just a tiny bright spot in someone’s day.  And one that is so fun to make.

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4 comments on “Make a Tiny Bright Spot in Someone’s Day with this Creative Endeavor

  1. JennyO
    January 10, 2014

    What a lovely idea!! I love snail mail, in fact rinds me. Thank you cards 🙂

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  2. britta326
    January 16, 2014

    Neat. One of my 2014 goals is to write an innocuous letter to an unsuspecting friend or family member every month, too. I like the idea of pictures, quotes, drawings, memories, etc.

    • aimeecartier
      January 16, 2014

      OOOOOOOhhh!! Good idea! Love it. I’ve also been thinking about at least one random act of kindness (often to friend’s) per month. Your idea sounds along those lines.

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