postmark a smile

cheesy title, fine, but there’s truth to it — something about receiving a paper card in the mail seems to make people happy. it’s that simple — the paper, the gimmick, perhaps just having something in the mailbox other than a bill. ¬†whatever it is, i have a crush on almost all things paper, and so when holidays like father’s day come around, i find myself at card shops looking for the best way to make my fathers (father-in-law included here) smile. ¬†this year, i found everything i needed at paper-source (you can generally find everything you need here.. it sets a high bar for original and quirky paper products).

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my dad received a check-list of the things he did right over the years:


and jon, because his favorite thing is baseball, sent the ultimate compliment:


more on card shops in minneapolis and saint paul to come — but for now, i have a date at the dog park (i’m actually meeting up with a girl i met there last week.. interesting how friendships form.)

enjoy the sunlight!