Monday, August 01, 2011

when was the last time you got some personal mail?


I love getting personal mail, but it's seriously dwindling year by year. Birthdays and anniversary is a given, and getting cards at Christmas and New Year's is a real bonus, since no one really sends them out anymore. Apart from a few birthday cards in June, I've only received a postcard from my friend Kits in Japan. Well, actually it was for my daughter, but I can claim it came to me, can't I since she's too small to read!

So, when I read about this website called NotAnotherBill that send you a surprise gift at the start of every month, I thought, wow, this is cool, but also a bit sad, since this is something that we used to do for each other. The fun part is that you get a surprise gift each month, something unique, something quirky, something that you're not even likely to find in a store.

Founded by Art Director and entrepreneur Ned Corbet-Winder, who sources gifts from local markets, vintage fairs and even collaborates with artists to create unique gifts for subscribers, NotAnotherBill costs GBP 15 per month and you can sign up for yourself or to send gifts to someone else. Read more about it on Springwise.

9 comments:

shilpa said...

people are getting lonely. sometimes, we hardly talk. seen that new advert for basmati rice... mother joins FB, son is butt of jokes, her status reads making biriyani and all his friends want to eat. she says, aa gaye na FB se face-to-face!

Shalini said...

I haven't seen that ad. It seems like a topsy turvy world at times. True, everyone is lost in their own Internet propelled worlds.

Kamini said...

Personal mail? Whats that? Really who sends that out anymore, isn't it sad? I must check out that site, what a great idea.

Shalini said...

Yes, sad indeed. We still get and send out cards on birthdays and anniversaries, but that's it. Need to get around to writing more.

Bon Bon said...

Oooh, that's kind of a fun idea! I should just grab a pen pal, or a friend and do something like this. I love getting things in the mail! xoxo

Ned Corbett-Winder said...

Thank you for your lovely article

Ned Corbett-Winder

Shalini said...

Bon Bon, Hope you signed up...it's such a fun idea!

Ned, Thank you for visiting. It's a really cool idea that you have come up with and I wish you lots of success.

You Are My Fave said...

I just pretend all the catalogs I get are actually presents from friends to make me feel awesome.

Shalini said...

Lol, that's a good thing to do! I love getting mags and catalogs!