As many of you know, I’ve developed an obsession with letter writing. I have always been a card person (my first job out of college was managing a Hallmark) and often exchanged greetings with The Mom, The Sis, and The Bestie, who are all out of state. After BEA in NYC, I found letter writing was a great way to stay connected off-line with many of the book blogger friends I made from across the country. In the last few months I have been more creative about making cards and decorating envelopes. Here are examples of my most recent endeavors, made with stickers and watercolor markers:
This week I used a stack of old National Geographic maps to make all of these cute envelopes:
The Hubs got me some pretty stationary for Christmas, too, and now that a Hallmark has just opened about 1.5 miles from my house, I have a seemingly endless supply of stock.
Many of my blogger friends are not dedicated letter writers, but I do know they appreciate cards and notes they get from me in the mail. (It’s more about sending than receiving). I now have 3 committed pen pals through Letter Writers Alliance, and I know these will be nice continuous streams of letters with quick turnarounds. Then today as I was tooling around the interweb, I found some lovely letter writers’ blogs. Specifically Mrs. Duffy at LettersMatter and MissiveMaven, who was apparently already following me on Twitter when I looked her up. OMG, you guys, check out her sidebar. I didn’t realize how many awesome letterish blogs and websites there were! That means a whole community of people like me who love letter writing, mail art and all things related! And I discovered PostCrossing, a postcard exchange program that sounds fun. Which is why I’m in trouble. I will spend hours perusing these sites, connecting with fellow letter writers, and neglecting the poor Hubs for my hobby.
But is that really a bad thing? REALLY?
I don’t discuss letter writing that much on my blog, but I tend to post pictures of letter-related stuff on Twitter and Facebook. And don’t forget to Tweet a picture of anything you may get from me!