Because they're the best kind, right?
Mmm..maybe not. I like them all: the ones I make in a production line because then I know I'll have enough; the ones I make one at a time, just to see how they are going to turn out, if that scrap of paper really does sit well with that little sticker
The ones arriving through our letterbox every afternoon now; the ones from far away; the ones from friends I don't see very often; the ones from schoolfriends I haven't met up with in years (their news is always very welcome).
The ones from close family (and the ones I send in return. Little E: I have actually found you a card with a pug on it); the ones from blog friends; the ones which come tucked inside catalogues; even the unexpected ones whose arrival sends me scurrying to my stockpile. Maybe those last are the best?