Last week, communication got another upgrade when Apple announced the new iPhone 6, a shiny new gadget packed with new and improved ways for us to interact with our fellow humans. Now, I love avoiding face-to-face contact as much as the next gal (shout out to my savior, Seamless!), but I can’t help but feel as though in between all those e-mails, texts, snaps, and pokes, we’re starting to miss out on something more personal — the art of sending a well thought out piece of snail mail.
I say it's time we brought back the original text message — the old-fashioned greeting card. Trust me. Whether you're saying "thank you," "I'm sorry," or just a quick "hello," sending a short and sweet note in the mail is just as fun as anything you can do with Siri. Luckily for you, I've found 15 of the best cards to mail today.
Oh Happy Day
Celebrate a happy memory with this floral card.
Oh Happy Day Card, $4.50, etsy.com
Let's Get Together
Now you can invite your friend to laugh over sushi just like these cuties.
Let’s Get Together Card, $4.65, etsy.com
Remind your best friend that s/he is a winner (and that you were a total butt by saying otherwise).
You Win Card, $4.50, etsy.com
Nice Advice Postcard Set
Kind advice is nice. Send a little encouragement with one of these sweet cards.
Nice Advice Card Set, $6, etsy.com
There’s nothing quite as romantic as two lovebirds communicating via cup and string.
Hello Polly Card, $4.84, etsy.com
Pop in and say hello, just like this monster.
Hello Card, $4.50, etsy.com
Send this beauty to the strong, powerful Leslie Knope in your life.
Leslie Knope Card, $4, etsy.com
Here’s a cheery card sure to brighten up anyone’s day.
Hello Sunshine Card, $5.00, etsy.com
I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t want to get this card in the mail.
Anyone Card, $5, etsy.com
This card basically describes itself.
Awesome Card, $4.50, etsy.com
Queen of Hearts
Send this queen of hearts card to whoever’s the queen of your heart.
Queen of Hearts Card, $4.65, etsy.com
Your Brain Is Amazing
Brains are amazing in general, but yours takes the cake.
Your Brain Is Amazing Card, $4.34, etsy.com
The perfect card to send to that one person in your life who always manages to keep things interesting.
Cray Cray Card, $5, etsy.com
This embroidered card is just the sweetest.
You’re Neat Card, $8, etsy.com
Better Than Email Stamp
Seal up your greeting cards with this perfect stamp, which reminds us that there are a few things out there in this world that are still better than e-mail.
Better Than Email Stamp, $20.75, etsy.com