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How To Regain Romance With A Handwritten Card

How To Regain Romance With A Handwritten Card

In the day and age of technology, I feel like my husband and my written communication to one another can be whittled down to, “what do you want me to take out for dinner?” or “who’s picking Oliver up from daycare?”. So romantic, right? What happened to a good old fashioned handwritten card?!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m madly in love with my husband! But if I recount the last time we wrote each other romantic words on pen and paper, I think it was when we would write letters to each other when he was posted 5,000 km away from me in Halifax NS and I was stuck in my dorm room on Vancouver Island pining for the love of my life. The anticipation of receiving his letter in return was so all consuming. But that was more than 6 years ago!

So how the heck can we regain that romance?

My husband and I are vowing to write handwritten letters and cards more often. We are going to skip the whole sending it in the mail to each other because the cost of stamps is just stupid. But why not write down how we feel about one another? We know we love each other but we often forget to actually express those feelings. Sometimes it’s hard to articulate just how much you love one another… so why not practice?

How To Regain Romance With A Handwritten Card

Can I tell you a secret? I was going through out filing cabinet and I found a box and wondered what was in it. Inside was hand-written letters and cards, trinkets and mementos from our first dates, ticket stubs and even some sea glass I had given him on our very first date. I cried and cried as I read those letters and relived those moments one by one. Hand-written letters and cards means we can keep those words for ever and ever. We’ve written wonderful words via text and email but do we still have them? Nope. It’s gone into the interwebs and lost forever.

Even though I could just email, text or call him, a hand-written card or letter adds a certain romanticism that only pen to paper can create. You have to stop and think about what you’re writing before you begin writing. On text and email we can really edit and re-write until we capture those feelings perfectly. When we go handwritten, we have to think about things a little more and put care into crafting our thoughts. I mean, if the sentence makes no scene you have to pull out the white-out and that aint romantic!

So my husband and I are vowing to write each other a handwritten letter or card at least once a month, if not more. I will keep you posted on our little experiment. I expect sharing our feelings for one another can only bring us closer. How could it not? I expect we will each feel a boost in our confidence and be re-affirmed that we are loved by each other.

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A big thanks to Red Paper Boutique for sending me their entire “Being Parents” greeting card collection which inspired me to take on this challenge with my husband. Their cards are so unique and really nail the whole parenting thing to a tee!

Would you like to win your very own collection of cards from Red Paper Boutique? Enter below!a Rafflecopter giveaway

Stephanie @ Mommyzoid

PS: I’ll be sharing this post on these blogs!

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  • Sherry Thecharmofhome

    Yes, the handwritten card is sadly dying! Loved the idea of “practicing” how much you love each other. As a married 21st century parent the days can become a blur and the idea of being in love and married and showing your other half how much you love is something we are loosing behind our screens. Great post!

    • B.Brittain-Marshall

      Don’t you just love how Stephanie has inspired us to write a card again, Sherry?! Love it. Especially with those in our own home…no need for the stamp. Hope your walk to the mailbox proves fruitful real soon. I know that there is nothing better than the anticipation of ‘real’ mail in my mailbox.

    • I agree! My husband and I spend our time together behind our screens when or son isn’t around when really we should be taking that time to re-connect. But I feel like I also have to stay connected to the rest of the world through my iphone, too! it’s a tough balancing act, huh!?

      Stephanie @ Mommyzoid

  • Wanda Bergman

    I can’t think of any particular person I’d love to reconnect with. There are so many people I’d love to reconnect with. The Internet has sadly taken away the “art” of handwritten cards.

    • B.Brittain-Marshall

      Hi there Wanda, I agree that Internet has certainly changed how we connect with people. Thankfully there are people like Stephanie who remind us there is nothing like putting pen to paper and making the difference in someone’s day. Wishing you some happy mail soon.

    • I feel the same way! There are sooo many people that would appreciate a handwritten card in the mail, right? It truly is an art, you’re right!

      Stephanie @ Mommyzoid

  • B.Brittain-Marshall

    Thanks Stephanie for inspiring us to put pen to paper more often. I’m a huge advocate for the lost art of letter writing so I was giddy with excitement to see your post via SITSShareFest. Plus, I love REDInvitations (those gals behind the cards are just as funny in person as they are in their cards)! Lovely to meet you.

    • Thank you for so much for such kind words! I really am trying so hard to be very intentional and writing a handwritten letter or card really is the first step for me! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and chat. It means so much! Those girls certainly are funny. I wish I lived closer to them because I know I would get along with them so well!

      Stephanie @ Mommyzoid

  • Kevin

    I would love to reconnect with my family and friends! I’ve always loved handwritten letter and really appreciated whenever someone took the time to give one to me! 🙂

    • It is so lovely to receive something in the mail, isn’t it? Knowing that someone was thinking about you and cared enough to send something is so lovely!

      Best of luck with the contest!! 😀