Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Snail Mail Love

Ahhh the handwritten note.

Sounds so old fashioned doesn't it?

I'll let you in on a little secret of mine.

I still get giddy with anticipation when I check the mail.

I can spend hours hunting for the perfect stationary set.

The word, letterpress, sets my heart fluttering.

I'll let you in on another little secret.

I practice my handwriting before I write a note....

just to make sure it looks worthy enough to adorn my stationary.

Enjoy my snail mail goodness.

You may just be inspired to write me a thank you.  

(just make sure your handwriting is pretty)  

From top:  So Much To Tell Postcard (Ragamuffin Press), Tricycle Notecard Set (Petite Marionette),
Dancing Bear Postcard Pack (The Black Apple), Hedgehog Birthday Letterpress Card (Lucky Bee Press),
Cupcake Letterpress Mini Card (Missive), Noir Thank You Gift Cards (Ave 9 River Studio),
Snail Mail Tags (Hop Art Studio), Bluebird Shipping Labels (Whisker Graphics),
Little Heart Card (Story By Mia)

Have a lovely Wednesday!

"And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?"

~W.H. Auden


Optimal Optimist said...

Great post! I love getting things in the mail too....except for bills! But there's just something so special about a hand-written note that really makes you feel special!
Have a great day!

Vintage Simple said...

I love getting hand-written notes in the mail - especially when written on letterpress cards..! And that house in the post below? So glad I'm not the only person who loves to peruse real estate listings. :) I'm headed to the link you posted to see it if I can take a peek inside.

Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week, Bonnie!

Peppermint Patty said...

I still love snail-mail and send it regularly to people. Little note cards are my favorite. :)

Frances said...

Bonnie, this posting is so meaningful. Snail mail seems to be becoming extinct, doesn't it? I'm with you in the anticipation of going to the mail box. When I worked outside the home, I loved coming home at night and opening the box and hoping to find a treasure. It was fairly rare to find anything personal; but oh, on those occasions when there was really something there ... as you said, it set the heart fluttering. I used to send a lot of personal cards to my friends but haven't done that in a long time. Your posting inspires me to want to get out my notecards and my pen and my pretty enclosures. As always, I love the quote you have put with this. Thank you.

erin said...

sorry, i have missed several of your posts...not enough time in the day for all the goodness out there...

i love getting hand written notes and save them on my gratitude board.

isn't it funny how your hand writing can change from day to day...i practice it too!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

I LOVE receiving letters in the mail! My heart still soars when I see an envelope with my name on it!
My Mom is living with us for a little while and her aunt has been sending her letters. They are so special! She just writes about her day, and gives us a little look into her life. Treasures!
I may have to borrow you idea and blog about Aunt Ceille's letters. Would you mind?
Have a wonderful day!

Bossy Betty said...

Nothing like getting a handwritten letter in the mail! I wrote about this not long ago and got out my grandma;s letter to read again. Bliss!

PhotoPuddle said...

This stationery is all lovely. I love getting nice things in the post. I have kept so many handwritten letters I have receieved but emails just go further and further to the back of my inbox never to be read again.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Isn't it nice to get a real note or letter in the mail.I love it too! Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for visiting with me.~Cheers Kim