I bought me some stationery yesterday with that bonus check I was talking about.
I just love the sentimental glamor of having a stash of expressive stationery on-hand on which to pen personalized “correspondence” like someone out of a Jane Austen novel. I’m a sucker for handwritten notes that actually come in the mail. A tactile demonstration that someone was thinking enough about you to break out the pen, ink, and stamp. Something that can be returned to with reminiscent pleasure.
Now, I’m trying to think of who the first lucky recipient will be. I know of a few folks who would raise their eyebrows at the old pen-and-ink way to communicate. I know of a few more to whom I talk quite frequently online and to whom it makes no sense to drop a letter in the mail.
But at least I have the pretty, graphic, delicate stationery to start with.