I haven't been able to carve out the time to make many cards lately, but I have sent more cards in the recent weeks. They haven't just been hope-you're-well-sign-my-name kind of cards either. I've actually written some decent notes. I wouldn't go so far as to call them letters, but definitely notes.
Here's a quote I wrote down while reading "Good Mail Day":
"A letter is evidence of our existence on this planet, and a tangible record of our relationship with another person."
An excellent reason to send more real mail.
As for my Etsy venture, I am making progress. I have sold a few extra supplies I listed, but when I sell my first handmade card, I will feel like I've made a sale.
I must recommend you check out The Olathe Poste. I found them through "Good Mail Day" and ordered a custom rubber stamp from them as well as some of their pre-perfed white stamp stock to try my hand at making artistamps. They have unique, high-quality goods and excellent service. I will be a return customer.