Hey everyone, taking another break from Christmas topics today to instead take a look at some of the amazing pieces of mail I received in the post throughout the month of November!
Let’s take a look at some of my purchases first, the most notable being the arrival of my La Papierre subscription:
I love the selection for the month, several super cute pieces – I mean look at those adorable woodland creatures, I think we all know that I’m a sucker for cute woodland creatures! My favourite though has to be the polar bears. I love the colours and it’s such a simple design – if only I Ireland has some polar bear stamps to go with it!
By the way, not sure if I’ve mentioned it in a while but if you do check out the La Papierre subscription and decide to get it, make sure to mention that I (I being Emma Ward) referred you so that we both get extra writing paper!
Last month, seeing as I was going through a tough time with my master’s degree, I decided to treat myself to a little something and that something happened to be zines (gotta thank Nyx from Sea Green Zines for introducing me to the world of zines!).
I wasn’t looking for anything specific so with no idea what I wanted, I just spent a while browsing Etsy until something jumped out at me and eventually something did – I stumbled across this great zine called Pieces 13: On Being a Romantic Asexual by collectingwords and really enjoyed it. I also came across the Letterpress Zine series by artnoose and picked up a random old issue (okay, maybe not so random, I went for the one about a cat!).
But enough of things I paid for, time to look at some of my pen pal mail now!
So, I got this in the mail:
Yup, somehow, a letter from my US pen pal, travelling to Ireland…got sent to Belize! I don’t know how it got there but at least it eventually found its way to Ireland, albeit two months after the letter was written! Has this ever happened to any of your mail, it getting missent somewhere? If so, where’s the strangest place it’s been?
Thankfully letters ending up on the other side of the world (unintentionally) doesn’t happen too often for me – I’d hate to have had to wait for that seal pup to travel around the world before getting here months late because seriously, look at how cute it is!
And of course Keely’s mail got to me quickly and safely – I like to think that no mail person would dare mess with dinosaur protected mail!
The final piece of mail I got in November that I’ll show here was an unexpected (but very much appreciated!) happy mail package from Emma over at Soggy Musing.
This box arrived for me – what ever could be inside? More packages to open, oh the suspense!
Emma send me an absolutely wonderful Christmas present full of so many adorable and pretty things! It was an early Christmas present but seeing as I was feeling a bit down about my master’s degree issue, it arrived at just the right time to cheer me up (because you can’t help but feel better when you look at Totoro because…Totoro!).
And that is that for my incoming mail from last month. I’ll be back tomorrow with more Christmas topics (surprise, I have yet more Christmas cards to show you) and I’ll have my outgoing mail post next week. Speaking of outgoing mail, I best get back to preparing my Christmas mail to send out!