Monday, 5 November 2012

snail mail

i'm spending more and more time getting back into letter writing lately. over the last year, kate and i have written to each other a lot, and her amazing letter sets have made me start to appreciate mine again. i have a pretty vibrant collection at the moment, and even though usually i'm into more muted colours, i love the thought of these brightly coloured envelopes landing on people's doorsteps. 
also, one of my very best friends is about to go travelling for a year, so as a little going away present i bought her this set from paperchase so that we can keep in touch in a more interesting way than facebook!
another recent pen pal is my granddad, and seeing how neatly and naturally he writes makes me realise how much i've come to depend on a keyboard. i used to write everything by hand at school, and i didn't realise how much i missed it- minus the hand cramp!

i still, (and probably always will) maintain that the feeling of coming home to exciting post is one of the best feelings ever, and it's so nice to keep in touch with people in such a personal way.

if you're a letter writer, let me know! i'd love to hear from other snail mail fans and also find out about the best places for pretty letter sets :) 

23 comments:

  1. I adore traditional, handwritten letters, or even just notes! It's been absolutely ages since I put pen to paper for a proper letter though, it might be time for me to dig out my Sanrio letter writing sets and surprise someone with my ramblings! (:

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    1. yay, i totally agree with you- notes are just as fun :) are sanrio letter sets good? definitely looking them up in a moment! you should go for it, it's so much fun x

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  2. I cannot remember the last handwritten letter I received in the post!...Wow...I received a written note not long since with a gift.
    So lovely so personal
    J
    http://www.lifelovesand.blogspot.ie/

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    1. i think hand written notes are so rare now that when you get them i guess they are more special in a way! there is definitely something more personal about them though x

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  3. I really miss writing letters sometimes. I used to have a penpal many years ago. These days i keep so uptodate on facebook and skype i wouldnt know what to write in a letter! xx

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    1. i know what you mean, but it's worth the wait sometimes if you can hold out chatting via the internet haha! x

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  4. I love writing letters and am not only in a letter writing RTA email group, but also write to a couple of other bloggers :) I had a penpal swap on my blog a couple of months ago and am going to have another in the New Year, so keep your eyes peeled :)

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    1. oh wow, i knew there must be a blogger related writing group out there :) i'll definitely look out for this! x

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  5. I used to have a penpal when I was younger, I loved writing to her. I miss writing quaint letters.. maybe I will start up again. Great post :)

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    1. ah that's lovely, i used to love having pen pals when i was younger! i hope you start up again, maybe i should organise a big pen pal group! x

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  6. I love letters. Why don't more people write? :)

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    1. i know, i feel exactly the same! you should start writing again :) x

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  7. EEEE! We have the same CK label set! They make me so happy! I LOOVVVVE receiving letters! A few friends and I in the past have regularly kept in contact via letter and I love/miss it! xxxx

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    1. haha, i love that set! me too, it's such a lovely thing to do x

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  8. PS the feeling of picking stationary to send people is so exciting no? Just me?! xx

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  9. Oh I am so much in agreement. I love writing letters by hand and stationery still makes me go a bit funny with glee. Honestly Paperchase earns so much out of me! I love seeing hand written letters popping through the door. I remember sending letters to penpals as a teenager and we'd all have our own stationery and I'd be able to tell who the letter was from because I'd recognise the stationery. We'd all get our little labels printed to go with it. Love that you're doing this with your friends. I must start again!!!

    ps I love your blog

    dp
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    www.inanityandthegirl.com

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    1. i'm glad you agree :) paperchase is just heaven, although i agree- pretty dangerous for the purse! that's so cute about your pen pals, i'd love to do that with lots of friends! i hope you do start again, and thank you so much! x

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  10. Just found your blog. It's adorable dear!

    Hope you'll visit me, I will be grateful :)
    Lots of kisses, Elena

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  11. I love receiving hand-written letters too, they are the best thing ever!. My Grandma occasionally sends me one, makes my day :P
    E
    x

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    1. it really is a great feeling :) awh that's so sweet, bless her! x

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  12. Ahhh the days of the hand-written letter. All I seem to get these days are the brown envelopes with the little window *sobs*

    Facebook/twitter/email etc are all great but there is nothing like receiving a hand-written letter on some beautiful stationery :) What a beautiful gift you have given your friend for her travels.

    blushingpeonies.blogspot.com

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  13. you should check out the website
    http://www.postcrossing.com/

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