When I was little, getting mail was the most exciting gift I could receive. I don't know what it was exactly. Probably just the idea that someone out there had me in mind. Be it an invitation, a birthday card, or letter from my grandmother (with a one dollar bill no doubt!) I was always thrilled. And that exhilaration still lives on today! (This does not include bills or junk mail of course!)
My guess is that I am not alone in this.
Something many people don't know about my husband is his obsessive compulsion over the mail. I call it this because if it were up to me, the mail would be picked up, oh say about once a week (clearly I am not getting enough fun mail!) But Ramy can't wait to get his hands on it every day! He will literally come home at midnight from a 10 hour flight, walk in the door, put his luggage down, give me a kiss and ask where the mail is. So this year for our anniversary, in lieu of a card to hand him, I thought I would send him some mail. I tore off a page of my desk calendar, circled our anniversary date and wrote him a sweet, simple note. On the bottom, where the day's to-do list goes, I wrote in my plan for our day!
Date Night Tip - Create some exciting date night anticipation by sending your mate a note in the mail. Not only will he/she have a cool nostalgic surprise, your mate will also have a handwritten note - not something we get so often anymore with all the technology these days (unless it's "pick up milk on your way home" scribbled across a post it.)
Oh, and Ramy loved the surprise!