It’s my own fault really for taking so long to reply to things back in June and then sending everything out at the very end of the month so that things were travelling for the first half of the month, but damn, July was quite for snail! What I did get was lovely but there was an awful lot of ‘no snail mail’ days which made me realise how much I love waking up to mail waiting for me – it definitely makes morning go better!
I did get a few nice postcards from pen pals though which was a nice surprise! One postcard was from a pen pal letting me know that she’s going to be really busy, is taking a break from pen pals and won’t be writing letters again until at least October, but at least she let me know using a pretty card!
I got these two lovely letters near the start of the month, one from the Netherlands and one from just up the road from me (by just up the road, I mean about an hour and a bit drive). I do love the tape that Jayne used to decorate her envelope, it’s so elegant looking. I’m not sure how I feel about the chocolate envelope. I do love it but every time I see it I start craving chocolate which isn’t good for my ‘try to eat healthy’ goal!
About mid month I received a letter from Dani, my pen pal down in New Zealand and as always, she sent a few treats along with her letter. This time was some pretty Paris themed note paper, a lovely journal card and of course, some more kawaii papers which I adore which are just too cute!
I also got a letter from Kyrie over in the UK with some more amazing Star Wars stamps – this time a Princess Leia and Finn!
After I got these though, my mail really, really slowed down. One no mail day turned into two which turned into a full week. It was sad. I had my planner stickers arrive thankfully but still no pen pal mail.
Then, just a few days before the month ended:
I got mail again! A postcard from Postcrossing, my La Papierre subscription and three pen pal letters (one from a brand new pen pal). It was happy days again.
And who doesn’t love mini Icelandic flags!
Bridget sent me a lovely letter with some nice goodies and a lovely notecard with some poetry written inside. I quite like that I’ve found several pen pals who enjoy poetry and sharing their favourite poems, it seems to be rare to find someone these days who enjoys reading the odd bit of poetry.
Finally for my July incoming, I had my subscription from La Papierre, setting me up for the next month with some lovely paper! I even got three extra sheets this month (the tea cup paper) so I think someone must have said I refereed them!
If you’d like to help make sure August isn’t a slow snail mail month for me, don’t be afraid to ask! I enjoy getting new pen pals and if you don’t want to commit to that, I’m also up for once off stationery/craft swaps and such!
Oh and also, if you do feel like subscribing to La Papierre, don’t forget to mention that I referred you!
Now, I’m off to go write some letters on that paper I got!