Most of you by now will be aware of my love affair with the written word.
I'm hooked on the thrill of spying a pretty hand-lettered envelope in my mail-box, the buzz of checking the stamp and postmark and guessing who it might be from.
Who doesn't love unfolding page upon page of pretty folded paper and nuzzling down in a cozy spot to read words that were written with love, care and intention while sipping a cup of hot tea?
It makes me so sad to think that in this age of texts, emails and Skype that snail mail is a dying form of communication. That my children or grand-children may live in a world where letter writing is a forgotten art.
I get such a kick out of writing letters to friends and pen-pals and using it as an excuse to push my creativity and deliver to them something they can not only smile at while reading but maybe pin on their fridge or keep in a keepsake box forever.
And how about you reader? Do you enjoy snail mail and mail art?
Do you like keeping up with old friends through letters or have pen-pals you have never even met?
I have found a wealth of lovely bloggers online who encourage their readers to strike up a written correspondence with them.
To name but a few:
And now, me!
I would love to swap letters or packages with anyone who is a snail mail junkie like myself!
If you're interested in sending/receiving handwritten + lovely letters contact me on
tremblingstarz (at) gmail (dot) com