Hi everybody! 🙂
It was my birthday yesterday! Whoooo… I participated in a birthday game at the facebook group “Penpalling & Letters”, where everyone sends everyone a birthday card, so I’ve had a LOT of incoming mail these last few days… there are still some cards missing, however, which is why I’ll wait and make an extra post for all the lovely birthday mail later this (or next) week! 🙂
So today I’m going to show you a little more of my “normal” incoming snail mail! I’m almost done answering my BIG pile of incoming letters, now that I have time for letter writing again, and as soon as my penpals have received their letters, I’m going to make my first “Outgoing Mail” post, too! 🙂
The first letter for today is from the lovely Emma from Scotland! I love the Popcorn stationery, it’s so cool!!!
Emma has also included a Mail Tag, which I’m relatively new to, but I love it! For anyone who doesn’t know what this is, you basically include a little piece of paper with a few questions (normally 3-5) for your penpal to answer. I’m planning to do a blog post on Mail Tags soon, where I’ll explain it in more depth and also give some tips on how to do it! 🙂
And that wasn’t all! Emma also gave me some awesome extras, a selfmade paper flower, nail art stickers (I LOVE nail art!), a tea bag – which I can’t wait to try, but for now it’s still too hot outside, and I don’t feel like drinking tea! I really want to enjoy the tea so I guess I’ll better wait for autumn to arrive! 🙂 And finally, there are some “stamp” stickers with Alice in Wonderland designs! I love them! ❤
On to the next letter! This one is from Veronica from the Czech Republic! It’s the very first letter I’ve received from her, and it’s just perfect!
Veronica’s letter is really lovely and sweet, and I loved reading it! She has also included a little extra: a postcard from Hotel Paris in Prague, which is beautiful!!! ❤ , and a cute little glittery tag with her address 🙂 I also think she has a really cool handwriting, don’t you think?
The third one for today is a very lovely letter from Gia Tu from Vietnam! (A little stamp appreciation, please! 😉 )
I met Gia Tu when I made a little postcard giveaway in a snail mail facebook group lately! She received one of my cards and wanted to send me one back, too. I was really surprised to not get “only” a postcard, but a full letter!
It seems we’re now penpals by chance, but I’m really happy about it because I’ve never had a penpal from Vietnam before and I’m excited to learn about new cultures! Gia Tu is a very crafty person, she’s so creative and talented! I absolutely love the little dry flower she put at the bottom of her letter! ❤ She also has a very beautiful handwriting and made me a little calligraphy quote with a quill, it’s awesome!
Now on to a letter which arrived just in time before I had to leave Germany! I was really worried it would arrive after I left, but it made it in time and I’m so happy about it! It’s from Chané from South Africa!
It´s Chanés first letter to me, and I absolutely loved it! Before we started penpalling, we agreed on a little book exchange, so along with my first letter to her, I sent her one of my favourite books (“Wicked Lovely” by Melissa Marr), and was really excited to see which one she’d choose for me! Of course, I had to take the book to Spain with me and can’t wait to read it!
The letter itself was also very, very lovely and I can’t wait to answer it! I already feel like I’ve known Chané for ages, it just “clicked” with us! 🙂
Finally, I have 3 postcards to show you! Two of them were, like Gia Tu’s letter, responses to the postcard giveaway! The first is from Kazuyo from Japan. It’s a beautiful card with a lovely quote on it and I was very happy to receive it!
The second one is from Amy from the USA:
The front of the card says: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. Thanks to Amy, it really made my day, as she also wished me luck with my thesis, which I could really use at that time! I also really love the Capitol Reef postcard she included!
Finally, I also received a postcard from Melody from Canada! She’s one of my newer penpals, and we haven’t actually exchanged letters yet, but when she recently made a trip to San Francisco, she sent me a postcard from there, and I love it!
Soo, that’s all for today! Congrats if you’ve made it through that giant post! 😉
I’ll be back soon with my birthday mail!
Hope you all have a lovely day!
— Theresa ❤