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When I was in high school I had a pen friend. We exchanged a few letters and got to know a little about one another through the words we shared.

After I had been married and even had children I also had a pen friend who lived in America. Pretty sure we met on a Creative Memories Forum online and soon we were exchanging mail and small gifts. We sent letters, photos, chocolate and love across the seas. Sure we could email one another, but it was way more fun to receive packages in the post! We drifted and our letters became more infrequent and our lives changed as our children grew and our pen friendship just sort of stopped. It was a little bit sad, and I often think of her and wonder how her children are.

Just recently I have joined in on a “Snail Mail Revival” community. I am having so much fun!!! I am sending and receiving letters, parcels and small gifts in the post. (Sometimes I am sure the postie knows I am stalking him!)

I gather. Every time I go the shops I look for small quirky (and light) items to add to my packages to send to my newly found pen friends. I can email them, send text messages, post photos and have a full conversation on Facebook, but it really is so much more meaningful when I send off a letter full of fun and laughter.

My Artisan program is actually coming in very very handy. I am making some of my cards and letter headers and printing them out on cartridge. I just think it makes it more personal if I make it myself. And I get to add mountains of washi tape to the parcels and items I make to ‘jazz’ them up a bit! I’m in craft heaven!

When was the last time you sat down and wrote someone a letter? Or posted a card to a friend just to say you are thinking of them? We live in an age where texting, emailing and social media have taken over the way we communicate. It’s instantaneous. It’s convenient. I use it 100%. BUT, I don’t want to loose the love of real snail mail. Pick up a pen. Lick a stamp. Head down to the post box. Send someone some love!

xx  .. KA

 

 

Blog feb 28

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8 Responses to Blog: Snail Mail Revival

  1. Anita Albritton says:

    Love this, Kerrianne! Last year, my step-daughter participated in a project in which she was to hand- write and mail a note every day for a month. I don’t know if she kept it up for the entire month or not, but she and I exchanged several hand-written notes. It really was delightful!! It was so funny to me that after I sent off a letter to her, there was so much anticipation and excitement, and even impatience, while waiting for the next letter, because we are all so accustomed to immediate reactions to our words (via text, email, etc.)!! Thanks for sharing your experiences here in your blog!! 🙂

    • Kerrianne says:

      It is such a great feeling isn’t it Anita? Everything now days is so instantaneous, it is nice to feel the anticipation build over several days or weeks even until you know your letter has arrived!

  2. Kerrianne says:

    It’s on the post.

  3. Linda DeLaughter says:

    Hi Kerrianne! I love snail mail — it’s much more personal! What paper did you use for the background of this page? It’s very interesting!

  4. Alison says:

    A Snail Mail Revival – what a fabulous idea! Sounds like so much fun. There really is nothing like opening a genuine letter – the thrill of anticipation, guessing the sender from the handwriting, the feel of paper in your hands… Love it!

  5. debbie says:

    sounds like fun! lovely blog

  6. Justine says:

    Just gorgeous Kerrianne! Love your little foxie 🙂

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