Good morning! My little girl is still sick, and this mama is worried. She’s had a fever for 3 days that won’t break…when the poor thing gers sick, it kicks the crap out of her.
We’re supposed to go camping this weekend, too. I don’t think that’s happening. 🙁
What are your plans this weekend?
Before I get too ahead of myself (tell you we’re going camping, but really we’re not, or making a special trip into the city to see a very dear friend, but probably won’t because girly is sick), I’ll tell you about something other than scrapbooking that’s added some additional sparkle to my day.
Is it possible?! Share something other than my beloved card making and scrapbooking? I’m here to tell you that yes, it is. What I’m sharing with you has become a lost art, but is experiencing a revival.
I hope I can keep up with it! I’ll sure try!
So, snail mail.
I am nerding out and reminiscing about my junior high and high-school days- the days we’d write notes to our friends to pass the time when class was boring, then fold them up origami style before giving them to our bffls.
Joining a challenge at scrapbook.com inspired reviving snail mail in my own life. Because, why not? Who doesn’t like happy mail in their mailboxes?
Husband came home last night with the mail, complaining that it would probably just be bad news. As in bills only bad news. He has a point. Why not change it, and look forward to checking the mailbox?
I learned that I’m not too crazy about pocket letters, but keeping pen pals sounds super exciting! I can keep my letters uber budget friendly, while pocket letters seems way too extravagant for my humble financial means.
Note: Pocket letters are INCREDIBLY beautiful. I will give them that. I got my first one in the mail yesterday, and it’s going to be framed. Like srriously. It’s a genuine piece of art. (Picture to follow when I get mine finished and mailed. After seeing the one I got, I have A LOT of improvements to make!) 😐
This particular letter is going to one of my closest and dearest friends in the entire world. We’ve been friends our whole lives. I figure getting love in our mailboxes will help brighten our days and encourage us in turn. After talking about it a bit, we’ve decided that we’d like to share recipes occasionally. We are both working on making lifestyle changes, and sharing our fave recipes will keep meal planning fresh and exciting.
Another dear friend and I plan to write since she’s quitting Facebook. We don’t want to lose touch- we’ve been friends for a good 15 years. She was one of my bridesmaids. (I am hoping to make a trip into the city on Monday to see her. It’s been well over a year since I saw her last). Joining this challenge at scrapbook.com was serendipitous. It was the springboard that catapulted me into this new art form!
Interested in learning more about letter writing and snail mail along with me? Join me in my adventure- I’ll share what I learn as I go, and if you’ve got any tips and tricks to help inspire creativity, then please share! Leave a comment in the comment box below!
In the meantime, I’ll share with you a Pinterest board (that I call Pocket Letter/Snail Mail Inspiration) that I created for this very topic. View it here. I’m thinking I’ll turn this segment into a weekly spotlight, entitled Saturday Snail Mail. I’ll share topics to cover in your letters, creative items to share with your pen pals, my own personal snail mail (sent and received), and pocket letter inspiration and traditional letter alternatives (such as folder letters).
Join me. It’ll be fun and informative. And maybe even addictive!