Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Snail Mail


Maybe it's the Southern in me, but I don't think it gets much better than a handwritten letter. In the days of quick emails and easy texts, the art of a handwritten letter often gets pushed to the side. I, however, love to receive a handwritten card or letter, so I try to send some of my own every so often.

Yesterday, I purchased an address book. Yes, I know, my Outlook, Gmail, or phone can store all of those things, but there's just something about having those addresses handwritten. Keeping up an address book was also on my 1,001 in 101, so I can cross that off my list too.

I have plenty of thank you notes to do this week thanks to the many sweet gifts I received over the weekend, but I also joined another fun snail mail program, designed by Ashley Fine over at One Fine Day. Going Postal allows bloggers (or anyone!) to connect with other people across the country. After all, pen pals aren't just for 4th graders anymore! I had the pleasure of sending a letter to a gal in Illinois and received one from California. It's always fun to hear from someone, and this fun Going Postal event lets you meet new people as well! (You should hop on over and join the next one! #ofdgoingpostal)

Want a handwritten letter? I'll be happy to send you one!

What a lot we lost when we stopped writing letters. You can't reread a phone call. - Liz Carpenter
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10 comments

  1. I send letter out once a month. I love doing it. I also have 2 address books.

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  2. I love your thoughts on the beauty of a handwritten letter. I feel the same way and will always cherish the letters from my Grandmother & pen pal since we live a few states away. It also helps that I'm a huge sucker for cute stationery! Great post!

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  3. I love this! I have to admit, I'm the last person that would send a hand written letter but I want to change that! Because how true is that quote? Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I love handwritten notes and still love to send them to friends on a whim...or just to say Thank You for something.

    www.styleoyster.blogspot.com

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  5. I love snail mail, there is something so personal about it. Your stationery is so pretty!

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  6. I just love that quote you placed at the end! Handwritten letters are one of my favorite things in the world and I've been keeping a card book of all the one's I've received on the road during this year of travel. For Christmas my parents bought me an address book and I spent some good quality time filling it up with addresses and just love placing a fresh card in the mail!

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  7. I'm with you--I love & appreciate a handwritten note. I agree, it must be the southern thing ;)

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  8. How fun!! Everytime I check my mailbox, I hope for a letter - but it's always just bills & catalogs. I guess I'll have to start sending letters in order to receive them. I wish this was more of a norm, so great job getting it started again!

    xo, B
    www.BKCsquared.com

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  9. Love that quote at the end; it's so true! Writing a letter is one of my February goals

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  10. What a great idea! Loving the brightly colored patterns here :)

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