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Monday, September 6, 2010

Snail Mail

I remember when all the mail we got was what we now call "snail mail."  If we wanted to keep in touch with friends and family from far away, we would send cards and letter through the post office.  Then came email, e-greeting cards and facebook and it was so much easier to send greetings through the internet.  So, few people sent real letters and cards anymore.

But, for me, it is exciting to look forward to receiving something by snail mail.

Isn't it delightful to see who the letter is from and  to wonder what's inside?  Sometimes there is the added bonus of a pretty envelope and a stamp to add to my long time collection of Christian/ Christmas or Architecture stamps.  Just like this pretty envelope from Susanna...

When I got into trading artist trading cards, the postman must have been surprised at why I was suddenly getting mail again!

How delightful it is to open an envelope with a new artist trading card for my collection, sometimes with the added surprise of a pretty card, a lovely message, some paper scraps or some other wonderful surprise. 
Then there are the blog giveaways.  Giving them or receiving them are delightful to me.  Look at this beautiful journal I received from Lani of Healing Expressions.

 Doesn't it look pretty on my shelf (together with some of Purplecat's art)?...

Here is what I chose after I won a Firefly Blankets gift certificate from Hope Studios' Tutorial Tuesday.  These wonderful flannel squares can be used as baby wipes, lunchbox napkins or a washcloths and they come in such pretty prints!

And here are some pretty pink hair ties I got from Birgit of the Swapping Howdies blog.  I will be giving them away to a little friend...

Just today, another surprise in the mail - free luggage tags from KLM!  I got them from their "Create your personalized luggage tags" website  and I used one of my artist trading cards for the design.  

(If you are from Australia, Brazil, China, Ecuador, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Finland, Denmark, Sweden or Norway, you can get your own free tags, too.)

Thank you, all, for all these gifts.  After receiving all these goodies, is it any wonder that I delight in receiving snail mail? 

I have finished the ATC that I made for Carola.  I hope that she, too, will be delighted when she receives it!

9 blog hugs:

Sussie said...

I just love snail mail too!
It means someone made an effort to make you happy! :)

Melissa said...

Snail mail is a blessing. And you've received many little blessings.

Healing Expressions said...

I am so glad everything arrived safe and sound! I so agree...there is nothing like personal, handwritten or handmade blessings in your mailbox!

Carola Bartz said...

I certainly will be delighted! I am still a big fan of snail mail - there's not much more personal than a handwritten letter received through the mail.

Dorthe said...

I can see you are blessed,too--so many wonderfull things delivered by the postman.
I,too am very happy for the beautifull snail-mail I`m reciving, could`nt immagine the postman not stopping in my yard,now-and then.
Wonderfull ATC`s you are creating.
xo Dorthe

Pretty Things said...

I love sending snail mail, and spend a lot of time looking for pretty cards and envelopes, and just hope that the recipient likes them, too!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Congrats on all your wonderful wins! It is exciting to get letters and packages by snail mail!

Thanks so much for stopping by and your kind comment on my Ballard knock-off. I appreciate your visit.
Hugs, Sherry

Jennifer Juniper said...

Wow, it has been a lucky streak for you! Congrats on all your wins :) I love snail mail too!

Ann said...

I have just found your Blog, and I love snail mail too. What lovely gifts you have received in the post. You are a very talented lady and I adore your ATC artwork.

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