I am a happy mail junkie.Checking the mail box when I first get home from work is a part of my daily routine.I just love the idea that someone took the time to pick out a card, write a note, all while thinking of me.I mean who doesn’t love that ? Growing up my sisters and I made mailboxes and would play “You got mail”. Which basically consisted of us exchanging mail we created for hours at a time.
Several months ago I came across a picture of a card on Instagram and it spoke my snarky language. So I fell down the rabbit hole even further and that is where I found Colleen and her Personal Paper Hugs. I love that she is a mother,entrepreneur and doesn’t mind showing off her sass. Her cards are hysterical and just the kind of happy mail I would love to give and receive.
Hello everyone! I’m Colleen – Wife, Mom, and CHO (Chief Hugging Officer) of Personal Paper Hugs!
Remember when getting mail used to be fun? You know, the good stuff – Snail Mail?! I can still think back to my childhood and remember the thrill I would get when I received annual Holiday cards from my aunts… They’d always add $1 or a stick of gum in it as well, so of course that made the whole process even more exciting! Every single Holiday I would rush to the mailbox in anticipation of my good old-fashioned Snail Mail. Perhaps that’s what led to the path I’m traveling today?
In our increasingly digital and impersonal world, a physical paper card with a personal handwritten note is a rarity that can surely make a difference in someone’s day. If you’ve got a healthy sense of humor and enjoy reaching out to others you care about, then Personal Paper Hugs is for you! I strive to create unique and relatable (and let’s not forget snarky and sarcastic) greeting cards and gifts to share. They are PERSONAL greetings that leave an impression and won’t soon be forgotten. Why not send out some Snail Mail HAPPY MAIL that will make your loved ones appreciate how much a personal message truly means? No matter what the occasion, I’m prepared to help deliver your Personal Paper Hug.
Want a look behind the keyboard? Of course you do, and here’s how I roll: Aside from a giant morning coffee addiction and designing colorful products, I keep myself busy wrangling my two amazing, clever kids I share with my hubby and BFF, Rich. Sunday football, swearing (lots of it, because, hey, it relieves stress), binge watching shows, and sharing lots of drinks with friends are just a few of the ways I like to keep it real so the cards I create reflect life the way we live it.
So come on… Take a break from those damn emails, snapchats, tweets, DM’s and texts! Let’s make Snail Mail Great Again by sending fun and tangible notes of affection to those in our lives. Oh, and remember that we don’t always need a special occasion to let someone know you’re thinking of them… Often, the best things in life take us by surprise, so mix it up and send a card just for the hell of it! Don’t take my word for it though – check out the thousands of reviews in my shop. I hope to add a few to that list from you!
Want to see more of Colleens Snarky cards ? Check out her etsy shop here