Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Snail Mail

 I went to a small college about 30 minutes away from Napa valley. We were on a hill and were very sheltered. At times, I would feel as though I was in a mystical land, more accurately, a beautiful prison. I had no car so I was on campus most of the time. The gym was small, the dorms were separated by gender, the food was inedible, and there was curfew until you were 21.

      As you can imagine, I dreamed of being outside where the cars roamed free and the food was edible. My only source of outside civilization was my mailbox. Of course there is email, but there is something about snail mail that is much more tangible and meaningful.

      Freshman year, I remember checking my mailbox religiously. Everyday was the same. I would enter the dorm thinking, "Today is the day! Maybe a friendly note, an unexpected package, or MAYBE a note from a cute guy ^___^!" Oh, the possibilities were endless! I would then take the 10 second walk toward my mailbox, close my eyes, make a wish, open my box, look deep inside and, just to make sure, reach my hand way...WAY... back. The results always the same. I would take the long walk up three flights of stairs empty handed... "I guess the cute guys will write to me tomorrow!" I would hope.

     Sadly, my dreams didn't come true. Prince charming never wrote. My parents only send me packages on my birthday. My brothers and I only talk at home. And my most faithful sender was Amazon. I learned that in order to receive, one must first give. Luckily, I like writing letters as much as receiving letters :)

     Since I like writing letters so much, I thought it would be fun to write all of our customers a personalized letter! I always like receiving extra unexpected goodies when I order things online. So I hope my little notes make people feel the same. Also, since I am slaving away at this business, this is the only way that I can communicate to people outside of my house....  so... please be my friend??

   The initial idea started because of imperfect machines. The printer sometimes makes minor mistakes. As a result, all of the misprinted, unused photos for D.Sanity were cut up and made into stationary suitable for notes. On one lucky occasion, the Street Fighter teddy bears were misprinted, which means a couple lucky people will get special Street Fighter notes. Since there were only a few, I only use them for those who ordered 2 or more items! There are a couple left so GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN! :) I try to write as entertainingly as possible. I hope you won't be disappointed ^_^




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