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Spreading Joy with Author Barbara Winter

Updated: Jun 12, 2022

When Barbara Winter, author of Making a Living Without a Job, learned of my mission to spread joy and connection through my greeting cards, she showed me a precious hand-made birthday card from her granddaughter. Then she emailed me this story…

"The small town where I grew up in Minnesota did not have home mail delivery so regular visits to the post office were popular. On the days when my father would drive us to school, he’d make a stop at the post office first and since I was the eldest I became the official mail fetcher.

On the rare occasions when our daily mail included a personal letter for me, I was ecstatic. Of course, they were few and far between so I decided to up the intake. I got the idea to find a pen pal in England, the country I dreamed of visiting. Before long, our mailbox included letters to me from Alicia Hammersley.

Even after I grew up and moved to larger cities the mail still became a daily companion. When I started my first business it also had a mail order component. Postal workers became my friends.

Then came the internet and email began taking the place of personal cards and letters. However, I still delighted in finding a treasure from a friend in my postal mailbox. And I assume others feel the same way.

So I continue to make writing notes and letters to friends around the world a priority. I’m always on the lookout for the perfect stationery.

When these beautiful cards from Kerstin Rao arrived in my mailbox, I couldn’t wait to share them with my friends and family.

Isn’t it wonderful to know someone is thinking of you and includes a lovely work of art?”


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