I love snail mail! It’s so exciting to receive letters and packages in the mail that aren’t bills or junk mail or catalogues. So when I read that the lovely blog Papered Thoughts was doing a letter exchange project I had to sign up! The premise of the exchange is to spread positivity, passion and light – how beautiful is that? Who wouldn’t want to spread those beautiful attributes around?!
Here’s the spiel:
“&& A Happy New Year” will be a Letter exchange project which celebrates all that is good & light & happy. A Project stuffed full of so much joy, that is won’t be possible to have a crappy start to 2014. And that’s where you come in.
When you Sign-up to the “&& A Happy New Year” Project you’ll be assigned a Partner. There will be 2 Tasks for you to complete over the next couple of Months (December – January). Each Task will involve Mailing a Small Letter(ish) Sized Package to your Partner. I’m not going to tell you all the Tasks now (Why Ruin the Surprise?) But I will tell you they’ll be good for your soul. Honestly I’ve found that writing good, beautiful things to someone else – can be as healing as receiving them.
FUN! FUN! FUN!
I’ve been partnered with the lovely Winnie who lives in Hong Kong (check her out on Instagram at winnnnnie_snailmail – super cute pics) and our first task is titled :NYE in an Envelope. At first I panicked, as I usually do with any assigned tasks. What the hell do I send??? I’m not creative! A lot of self doubt settled in, and then I took a breath and made a list of all the things that remind me of NYE and how I can reduce that into an envelope. I thought of fireworks, glitter, champagne and dancing – obviously I can’t send that so why not send pics? Then there’s the repercussions of all that fun, so all the things you need when you’re hungover. I sent this all along with a note describing what I’ll be doing this NYE.
I can’t wait to receive my package from Winnie and I hope my letter pops a smile on her dial as I hope it will!
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