When I was young, I had so many pen pals. The church we attended when I was 9-14 years old, had little Sunday Story Pamphlets that we received each week. One of the papers had a pen pal search on the back page. People from all over the world would submit their letter requesting new pen pals. Letters flew out of our house faster more often than Adam and I have popcorn and mnm's every night -- and that's a frightful lot. My favorite time of day for years and years was mail time. Three o'clock every afternoon, I was keeping one eye outside looking for the mail car.
Fast forward to our current world of social media, iMessage and Facetime. Weeks can go by without one hand addressed letter in our mailbox. I think it's sad because the old proverb is true, Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country. Kind words in written form seem to be just that.
I am excited to share this little project with you guys not only to keep myself accountable but also to hopefully inspire some of you to send out more pretty mail as well. Two Instagram accounts that inspire me so much in this area are Amber & Corrine. They have so many amazing examples of pretty mail in the archives of their feed.
I also thought it would be fun today to share some of my favorite things to use when putting together cards and letter. Sometimes these items never leave my desk because I am using them constantly when I write little notes or wrap gifts. My favorites include raffia, bakers twine, blank cards, mini clothes pins, paper tags and of course washi tape! Always always washi tape!!
Now because I love you guys and feel super thankful for all the support and love you have given me since I've been back to blogging, I want to give you a chance to win your own little pretty mail kit that includes a little bit of everything pictured above!! Plus I hope it helps you to kick start your own pretty mail project!
Thanks again for all your love and support! I am so thankful for this community.
Happy weekend, friends!
^^ the winner will be chosen and contacted via email on wednesday ^^