I received a letter from an awesome friend in Finland last week. After I sat down with my dinner and her lovely long letter – resisting its charms while heating my leftovers and practically dancing in place with impatience – I was reflecting on how wonderful it felt to have a good mail day.
There’s nothing that quite replaces the feeling of knowing that someone was thinking of me, and enough to carefully write and package a thoughtful letter.
It made me feel very guilty about the handful of unanswered letters sitting on my desk. Granted, my summer has thus far been very busy, but still. I resolved to spend some time this weekend crafting good mail days for some of my friends and family, and even some random people through Postcrossing. 🙂
I’m kind of in love with the bicycle stamps. Actually, the entire USPS stamp program for this year. They seem to just keep coming! I guess maybe I hadn’t paid that much attention in previous years, but there are so many this year. I’m not a stamp collector (though I keep meaning to order the 1st day and digital covers for this year’s program), but I do love putting interesting stamps on my letters, and matching the color scheme to my stationery if I can. 😉 Hehe. I do wish USPS would stop raising the prices on stamps, especially international ones. It cost me almost $2.00 to mail an envelope just slightly over an ounce.
Can I just say how jealous I am of Maria over at Penpals, Postcards and Swaps for how much mail she gets? However, I would bet she spends a lot more time per week writing/sending mail too, so I guess it’s only fair. Photo from her blog.
Maybe tomorrow I will be able to catch up on another letter or two. We shall see. My garden also needs caught up, Timmy needs a good grooming, and I have a million books to read…