Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Snail Mail


I love snail mail! I love checking the mailbox and finding something there besides just advertisements and junk. I also love paper, especially beautiful writing paper and envelopes (and, of course, scrapbooking paper, but we'll save that subject for another time). The other day I saw some envelopes made with old maps. I knew I had an old road atlas somewhere in the attic, so I dug it out of a box, and my daughter and I spent an afternoon making the envelopes and stationery pictured above. They were quick and fun to make and I wanted to make a LOT more, but I thought maybe I should use these first and write some letters. So, if I have your snail mail address, don't be surprised if someday soon (or...not so soon) you get a little something in the mail from me! And if I don't have your address and you like mail as much as I do, give me your info and I'll be glad to write to you. I've been writing a lot more letters in the past few months. I've been inspired by my new pen-friend Julie, and her blog The Letter Writing Revolution "Revitalizing a lost art one letter at a time". I am also intrigued by the idea of "mailart". Elle at Art of a Letter sent me some of her "stampart" in the mail. It's so intricate, and very beautiful. My daughters and I also recently joined Postcrossing. We send and receive postcards all around the world. Here are some of the postcards I have received so far:

It's so much fun to get a brightly colored card from a person in some random place around the world! Does mail make you happy, too? Write a letter or send a card to brighten someone's day, and maybe you'll get one back!
P.S. If you send one to me, you will definitely get one back!

7 comments:

  1. oooohhh, we love postcrossing. =)
    This is a great topic; my girlfriend from studyinbrown.com has been approaching the art of writing also. The importance of letters, words, connection...
    Dear cousin, write to me anytime =)
    e-mail me your address will you?
    sherihollinger@yahoo.com
    ~Sheri

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  2. Thanks!

    Sheri, you always leave such lovely comments :) An e-mail is coming your way.

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  3. Your post on the promotions page caught my eye. Just wanted to say hello and to drop by. ;-)

    Follow you, follow me, best of luck there may be.

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  4. How fun! Lovely creations! Just wanted to let you know that I featured your shop and recent blog post in my blog. Check it out! :-)

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  5. Thanks Andrea! You shared some great information in that post, too!

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  6. Snail mails are legend in terms of long distance communication. It is still widely used today because of it's efficiency and professionalism.

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