When I first moved to New York, there were a few friends in California that I would exchange real letters with - not emails, but real, honest-to-goodness letters and notecards. Though the snail mail exchange dwindled as my New York roots developed, I came across some of those old letters the other day and it did make me feel warm and toasty inside.
Last weekend, I picked up a cheery pack of brightly-flowered notecards, to begin my letter-writing campaign anew. I wrote one to my grandmother - I know it will bring a smile to her face when she gets it in the mail, and that made the writing all the more fun.
(Though I've realized how dependent I've become on the ability to proof-read my writing before it becomes permanent - my spelling has become careless!)
You don't have to say much in a letter - it really is the thought that counts.
Left to right, top to bottom:
1.) Life is Beautiful from Rifle Paper Co.
2.) Periwinkle from Smock
3.) Gold botanical from Rifle Paper Co.
4.) Heart from Smock
5.) Empire State Building from Oblation Papers
6.) Hello, There from Smock
7.) Gold Hearts from Sugar Paper
8.) Elephant Hello from Sugar Paper
Wouldn't you be happy to sift through your catalogs and junk mail and weird magazines addressed to the previous tenant to find one of these pretty little things?
Photo at top from Kimberose Photography.