Today’s post is about snail mail.
I didn’t do as much over the summer as I wanted to do but I am quite glad that I did get around to writing some letters.
I’m sure I had a penpal of sorts when I was very young (as most people my age seem to have had) but then the internet came and no one wanted to handwrite messages that take days, sometimes weeks, to get to the person. Why do that when you can you text, email, message and facebook people (not that I’d be chatting to people on facebook due to my strong dislike for the site). Well, when I finished up at university and the summer came, I wanted to make some friends around the world so I joined some sites for finding penpals. That worked out and I started talking to some nice people over email from plenty of different places. Some people I only had short conversations with before they fading into nothing, others I’m still chatting with and enjoying reading the lengthy emails we send but then I realised I wanted something with a bit more of a personal touch.
Having gotten into crafting and planning, I also stumbled across snail mail in my blog browsing sessions and I immediately wanted to find some snail mail friends to converse with while also indulging my love for stationary and making things. This I did and I know happily have about 10 snail mail penpals from the US, UK, Netherlands and New Zealand. There’s something really nice about receiving letters. They always brighten up my day and taking the time to hand write a letter seems a lot more personal that tapping on a keyboard (says the girl currently tapping on a keyboard). The picture at the top of this post is my incoming mail from over the summer and hopefully marks the start of a lengthy relationship between me and snail mail.
Starting out, I had pretty simple letters and envelopes but now I’ve started getting more adventurous with my mail. As you can see in this batch of outgoing mail from the end of last month, I started making my own envelopes out of the pretty sets of card stock I’ve been getting. Obviously, I sent that bike one to a friend in the Netherlands.
So, this has been a quick post about my new love of snail mail. If you also like snail mail, let me know! I’d love to know more about other people’s styles, preferences and ideas, or even if you would like to become snail mail pen pals, do let me know! If you like snail mail, you can often get a sneak people of my mail crafts over on my Intagram.
My soon to be sent letters: