Before there were text messages and emojis, there were carefully crafted secret notes. In the '90s, if you had something urgent or funny or even completely unnecessary to say to your BFF, you had to pass them a note and hope that you didn't get caught. Kids today will never understand the struggle that was trying to pass a note across an entire classroom without the teacher knowing, but they're also missing out on all the awesome notes we passed our friends in the '90s.
Cools girls in the '90s versus the cool girls of today couldn't be more different. Though they share the same high waisted jeans and flannel shirts, their social lives and worldly concerns vary greatly. The things '90s cool girls did on the weekends included trips to the mall and hanging out in food courts, but cool girls today, well, I'm honestly not sure what they do but I'm positive it's not hanging out at Panda Express or inside a Claire's, which is unfortunate because Claire's had some seriously amazing sales on some of their friendship necklaces and karma beads (that, yes, I still have in a box somewhere because hello nostalgia).
One of the many differences between '90s girls and girls of today is the way in which they communicate. As a '90s girl, I was excited to try out my new (and come to think of it, expensive) glitter pens, but now we have emojis to communicate our otherwise complicated feelings. While texting is super quick and easy, and yes, I have ditched the glitter pens and become an avid texting machine, I still miss the rush I got when my BFF passed me a note in class, because it took time and effort to get it folded just right and she probably alternated pen colors per line and it was always signed in some ridiculously intricate way that let me know she loved me.
Notes in the '90s were written with glitter and love and an undeniable amount of devotion, so kids today can keep their effortless emojis. I'd rather be on the receiving end of one of the following nine crisply folded notes from my BFF any day.