I opened my first checking account in September 1968, when I went to college. Not unlike wearing a watch, having my own checkbook felt so grown up. I've written thousands of checks since then. Some, many years ago, were for as little as three or five dollars, for extra cash on weekends in Nashville. Others were for thousands of dollars for major purchases. As the years have gone by I've written less checks, using credit cards and on-line bill paying. But until one day last winter it never crossed my mind that I might stop using checks entirely.
The daughter of one of my work colleagues was getting married and I had ordered the gift on behalf of a group of us. I was telling one of my much younger colleagues how much his share was and I mentioned that he could give me a check, if that was more convenient for him. He told me he didn't "do" checks. It wasn't that he didn't have a checking account, but that he didn't use checks. That made me think of my own check usage and realized that I had gone from writing at least a dozen checks a month to three or four. Do you do checks, or have you switched totally to debit cards and online bill paying?
And while we're on the subject of checks, checks are one of my favorite design looks and Pinterest gave me a few cute check ideas. Even if you don't do checks, do you like checks, too?
Cupcakes would be delighted to be wrapped in these cute checks!
I love this bedroom!
Wishes for a sweet Wednesday!