INCOMING MAIL – PART 2

Hello everyone! Today I want to show you the second part of my big pile of incoming mail! (There will be three parts in total – at least regarding the pile of letters I have to answer at the moment).

But first I want to tell you all a little bit about the reason why I haven’t been able to answer any of my letters recently. In fact, there is a big change in my life about to come: I’m going to spend 10 months abroad – in Spain – and I’m off there next Monday! For this reason, my husband and I had to move out of our flat last week, bring all our stuff to my dad’s house, work out a way to fit everything we don’t want / can’t take with us there (and in a way so that not all rooms are packed with boxes… 😀 ). And – as if that wasn’t enough – I also had to finish my bachelor thesis before I’m leaving. Today marks the day I FINALLY finished it (and about time, too… I need to proofread it and then print and send it on Saturday!). In order to manage everything in time I got myself a ban on letter-writing for August, and now I’m seeing that I really couldn’t have allowed myself taking any more free time for it, as I only managed to finish my thesis just in time (which was foreseeable, really, because I can always work best under time pressure and actually had no other choice than finishing it so late 😀 😀 )…

SO… once I’ve settled in Spain and my life’s a bit more relaxed, I can FINALLY answer all my incoming mail. In fact, I can’t wait to do so!

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Now on to the incoming mail I have promised you. In this post I’m going to show you 3 more letters. They are all from relatively new penpals of mine. The first is from Joanne in Wales:

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It’s Jo’s second letter to me and it was very lovely again – just like her first one. I really love the cute little kitty sticker on the back on the envelope, and also think the coloured paper Jo uses is really cool. Last time it was pink, this time it’s green!

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The next one I want to show you is a first letter from Laura from the Netherlands. Laura has told me that this is her first snail mail letter ever, and I have to say that she really did well – after all, first letters are always quite hard to write!

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Her letter was really lovely and cute and I am very happy that she has become my penpal! I also think Laura has a really cool handwriting!

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The third and final letter I’m showing you is from Sasha in the US:

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It is actually also Sasha’s first letter to me, but I had written her one before. Can we please take a moment and appreciate the absolutely adorable owl-and-bird envelope Sasha has crafted? I LOVE it!!!

Again, I’m in love with American stamps:

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Can it get better than penguins? I think not. Sasha has also included a little extra. It’s a handmade Mickey Mouse keychain! I think it’s really cute and can’t thank Sasha enough for sending it to me.

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Finally a little glimpse at Sasha’s letter itself:

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I really love the paper she used, it has a really nice texture and little dots and hearts printed on it!

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That’s all for now guys! I don’t know if there will be another post before I’m leaving for Spain – but as far as I know myself, I’m almost sure there will be. I already have the photos ready for the third part of the incoming mail post, so it’s very tempting to make a post again this week!

Until then, take care!

— Theresa ❤

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Incoming Mail

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A little earlier than planned, here is my first proper post!
First, however, I would like to say a few words about why I started this blog in the first place. I’ve always wanted to make a blog about all the little things in life worth being talked about but never really had the right idea for it. Then my lovely penpal Caroline from Ireland introduced me to her snail mail blog and I immediately fell in love with the idea. A little later another fellow snail mailer, Sabrina from Germany, started a similar blog – also being inspired by Caroline – and that was when I decided I wanted to do the same thing! So now here it is: as I have stated before, this blog will not exclusively be about snail mailing, but it is its dominant topic!

Here are the links to Caroline’s and Sabrina’s blogs, you won’t regret checking them out!
Caroline’s Letterbox
Sabrina’s Snail Mail

Now moving on to my HUGE to-be-answered snail mail pile!
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These are 12 letters and 2 postcards from all over the world which I can’t wait to finally answer, but due to personal reasons – which I might explain in a later post – I won’t be able to do so before September. So, until then, I’ll present to you these lovely incoming letters in groups of about 4 or 5. Here are the first:

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Having mentioned here before, I’m starting with this lovely letter from Caroline from Ireland! It is a really sweet, long and thoughtful letter and I absolutely loved it! Caroline also included a tea bag, which I am very excited about:
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Her decorated envelope is just too cute, and can I just mention that I adore the badger stamp?!
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On to the next letter from Daisy in England! This is Daisy’s third letter to me and I already feel like I’ve known her for ages! She has written me a very long letter with the coolest self-made Harry Potter stationery!
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Daisy also included two little gifts: a small card with an envelope and a quote postcard. I absolutely love the quote because it is very similar to another quote about imagination by Einstein which has always been one of my favourites! (You can see this quote in the “About Me” section). Another cute little thing about this letter is the snail mail stamp on the envelope!
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The next one is a letter from Holly in the US. Funnily enough, this is also Holly’s third letter to me.
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She always uses very pretty cards for her letters and always sends some extras, too. I also really like the stamp, I think American stamps are always very pretty!
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The next letter is one of those who’ve had the longest journey: it’s from Cassandra from Australia!
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This is Cassandra’s second letter to me, and it is just as glittery and glimmery and perfect as the first one! Cassandra has sent me a lot of extras: a tea bag in a VERY glittery little envelope, a postcard and a small quote card:
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Just like in her first letter, she also added a lot of heart-shaped confetti. It’s always a little party when you open her letters, I just love it!
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And now we’re already at the last letter I’m presenting in this post, from the lovely Giorgia in Italy!
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It’s actually Giorgia’s first letter to me and I really loved it! I hope this can turn into a very lovely long-term snail mail friendship!
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Wow, this has become quite a long post! Congratulations, if you’ve made it to the end!

I hope you are all having a very great day! See you all soon with more incoming mail!

— Theresa ❤

I just came to say hello!

Hello everyone!

Sooo, this is my brand new blog! It will be a snail mail blog mainly, I intend to post all my outgoing and incoming mail and also write some tips about everything snail mail related!

From time to time, however, I’m also planning to post some other stuff whenever I feel like it. This could involve something about a book I’ve recently read, or maybe just a nice quote I’ve come across and want to share, or also possibly a post with photos about a trip I’ve made 🙂

I am going to start the first post about some incoming mail next week (hopefully)!

Hope to see you all then!

— Theresa ❤