{collections} snail mail exchange

Monday, January 27, 2014

One thing that has always been super exciting for me is getting snail mail. The fact that it is slow and unexpected gives it a certain magic to it, don't you think? I used to write my friends all the time back when I was a kid and it was such a wonderful thrill when after using so many pieces of paper, I was able to get the perfect looking letter together. And let's not forget all the stickers... Remember the furry ones?? They were my all time favorites.

Ever since emails and social media came along people started drifting away from handwritten letters. Even though a lot of people still send birthday and christmas cards, the concept of writing just to say hello and send some love is disappearing. That said, the moment I found out that Ashley from One Fine Day was organizing a snail mail exchange, I just knew that I NEEDED to sign up for it! The way it works is that she puts your name and information into a roster and each month you get a new friend to write to. There are no rules, and no need to spend any money. It can be a simple envelope filled with confetti or just a cute little card.

Last week I wrote my first letter. Eeekk! Let me just say it was kind of challenging... In a way, I felt like I couldn't spell anymore (that is what autocorrect does to us peeps), and my thoughts were coming way too fast to make my handwriting look socially acceptable... no seriously! Made me kind of nervous. So, I finally took a deep breath, excepted the fact that error is an option, pulled out extra pieces of paper and began to write. Over all it was an amazing experience and I can't begin to explain how excited I am to receive a letter from my pen pal.

Don't you think this is a great idea? If you too are a lover of paper and handwritten notes, you should sign up for this exchange. Just go to this link and email Ashley your contact information.



  1. Just discovered your blog through Ashley, actually, and I too love her snail mail exchange! This month was my first and I am still figuring out the whole thing--email has ruined me! p.s. Your blog is beautiful!

  2. welcome bethany and thanks a bunch for all the love!! yes, email has ruined it for all of us, but thanks to ashley we can bring handwritten letters back to life :) xo


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