So, last month being December, I obviously had a lot of outgoing mail (20+ Christmas cards to be precise) and I wrote a post about that so you’ve actually already seen some of my outgoing mail already:
Well, I know that everything I sent out last month has arrived (if it hasn’t gone missing anyway), so now I can show you some of the contents of the packages and things I sent off to far away lands. I also sent out some normal letters too.
Oh, and I sent out some postcards! I finally got around to clicking that ‘send a postcard’ button on Postcrossing. One went off to Germany and the other to Russia. I think I sent the Japanese fan colouring one to Russia and at the time of writing this, it’s still travelling (35 days so far so not that unusual for cards going to Russia). The one with the girl and the cat I sent off to Germany and it arrived in just a few days. I won’t be getting any postcards back though until I send out some more – my postcrossing stats got a little messed up with me getting more postcards in than I’d sent out so I’m trying to even out the numbers again! At the moment I’m on 40 sent and 41 received (plus that one still travelling) so I’m almost there!
But onto my letters now. I have a lot of the La Papierre letter sets in my snail mail stash now and with quite a few being winter themed, I used as many of them up as I could for my December letters.
I have to say that the two sets in the right hand picture are my favourite. I love the colours of the girl on the bike and the snow scene – so cute! I cancelled my subscription to this for a while as I have a stash built up that I want to get through but when I start working my way through that I’ll definitely be resubscribing to this service but seriously, how could you not love those papers and envelopes!
Onto some, but not all, of the packages I sent out last month now.
Emma from Soggy Musings, sent me a ton of stuff at the end of November so this was my response package to her! She had been doing a clean out so I didn’t want to send her a bunch of craft supplies just to replace what she’d sent me but I couldn’t resist giving her some of the Tales from Wilson Wood tags because they are super cute! I sent her some planner stickers though because a planner girl can never have too many stickers. That’s a fact. And it being Christmas, of course I sent some Christmas goodies – some handmade ornaments for her and a Christmas stocking for KitKat (her cat) – although I believe the box might have gone down better than the stocking!
To my good friend Keely, I did my best to put together a seaside theme package for the holidays (turns out that I had amassed a few sea themed products and materials over the year!)
Remember that handmade journal I made a while back? Well, I wasn’t doing anything with it so I thought I’d send it on somewhere it might get used. Of course, then I realised I had some fabric I hadn’t done anything with and I was using the sewing machine for something else so I decided to whip up a scarf! (Keely wrote an outfit post featuring it so definitely check that out!). Then, I was looking for a suitable card to add and I remembered I had one that Sarah from A Bit Of Glue And Paper had made. It’s a really cute card and while not at all what you’d think of when you’re looking for a Christmas card, it did fit my theme perfectly!
And to make sure everything arrived in Hawaii safely, I left this wild bunch keep an eye on things:
So that’s my mail from last month!
I hope you enjoyed this post as I’m not sure how interesting next months post will be – December wiped me clean out of stamps. I haven’t sent anything out this month so far because I simply can’t afford too!