Hey everyone, how’s it going? Hope you’re all doing well.
I have a lot of outgoing mail to show you today and I really mean a lot! October is an incredibly busy month for mail for me because it seems that almost everyone I know has a birthday in October. Does anyone else find that? Anyway, with so much mail to show, I guess I should avoid too much rambling and really get to it!
First up is, a little something I sent to my twin down in Cork. She’d asked for me to make a card,which I did, but as she wasn’t going to be up in Limerick in time to collect it, I had to send it to her and as it was around the time of our birthday, I took the opportunity to send her a birthday card.
Next up are some more birthday cards that I sent out, these ones to pen pals over in America. You’ll recognise the cards as ones I showed you last week.
But oh look, some more birthday packages! To Bridget in America and Stephanie in Germany, I sent some chocolate. Not the greatest looking packaging (those bubble envelopes are always so tricky to decorate!) but hopefully the chocolate will make up for that.
Now, to my pen pal Laura in the Netherlands, I sent this box full of goodies. You’ll have seen the amazing package that she sent me last week. I hope that she likes what I sent her. I had this box in my house which I had been using for storing teas but I recently got a new box for that so I cleaned this one out and set about finding lots of small things to fill the sections with. I found these mini balls of yarn in Sostrene Grene which are adorable. The hardest part about sending this box to Laura was that I had so much trouble finding a box I could put it in in order to actually send it to her – seriously, I spent several days going to a variety of shops looking for boxes before I found the size I needed!
Okay, we’re moving away from birthday stuff now…just kidding! Above is a birthday card that I sent to one of my best friends. Well, the first card is a congratulations card I gave her as she had gotten a new job, in Japan. The second card is the birthday card I sent her as she celebrated her birthday just a few days after moving to Japan.
Okay, now we’re onto the non-birthday related mail! Above are the various notecards and letters that I sent out to pen pals and you’ll notice plenty more of those woodland creatures here! I really did fall in love with that paper pack.
And that is that! Yes, pretty much everything I sent out in October was birthday related! It was a busy month indeed. Now that I’ve gotten through it though, I can finally turn my attention back to replying to letters from pen pals (sorry to any pen pals I’ve kept waiting!). I best make a start at that and make sure it’s an empty pile by the end of this month, before the Christmas card rush kicks in for December.
And finally, the stamps from all my outgoing mail! I did stock up on stamps the month before so I was able to get a nice variety on my envelops this time, matching as best I could. There’s a lot of stamps to pick from so which is your favourite? Also, let me know if October is a super busy birthday month for you, I’m curious!