Via Facebook I learned a lot about a friend of mine, which I’ve only seen 3 times in real life (but we also chat sometimes). Fatima loves Jane Austen, Edgar Allen Poe and many other great writers. She currently studies English & is aspiring to become an English teacher (which I love). She also mentioned that she loves to receive mail, but doesn’t get much. Perfect opportunity!
I decided on a French/English/books theme and sent her a brown kraft envelope with a sticker of a camel & a very (very) old, used stamp from India and Alice in Wonderland (yep, I love my stamps).
Included are: a letter, a vintage photograph of Maison Hameau, the cottage of Marie-Antoinette (which I found in an antique shop last year), a sticker with a Victorian chair, a vintage dinnerplate sticker, a button sticker, old stamps, a sticker of a bookcase, a quote by Virginia Woolf, some hearts from a map of France & some other paper goodies. I sealed the envelope shut with my wax seal.
My online quest was succesfull: I found some snailmail friends! We didn’t decide on a theme, so I just went with it. I will not tell what is inside the packages, they need to arrive first. And yes; I did take some pictures this time. Here’s the first batch.
It features an Alice in Wonderland stamp, some of my new washi tape, a retro stamp & a swallow stamp! And now: let’s wait for the replies coming in!
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Modern day gives us lots of opportunities to communicate. Think about it; when was the last time you received something in your mailbox, other than bills or adds? Right. So I decided to sent my best friend a package. Not a regular package, but a care package!
Inspired by my friend Irene, I picked a theme. As you probably can tell, I am in love with the ocean. Mermaids, anchors, shells, old ships, pirates.. My best friend likes it too, so it was fairly easy. Blue, greens, a bit of bronze..
I ended up having to seal the package shut, because it was so full. I added an insence stick, a brass chain with a lot of different marine charms, 3 small glass vials, a goldwrapped turquoise bead, a big brass key, some smoking papers (she forgot it at my place), lots of stickers, some cards & notes..
There is this cute girl. She is really pretty & a little shy. She loves My Little Pony. Not just love. She is a hooked. So when her older sister ordered a piece of jewelry from my webshop, this was the perfect opportunity. She would get a little gift. Because she is cute. Did I mention that already?
Anyway, it was just a simple gift; Summer lovin stamps by Basic Grey. I also wanted to add inkpads, but the envelope was already full. No biggy. I finally got a change to use my wooden envelope templates I purchased a year ago. The next day she received the package and sent me some supercute pictures. She made a necklace from the ribbon with the unicorn on it!
I just wrote about the wonderfull snailmail I got from Irene (if you don’t remember, here is the link) & realised it was time to surprise her back. I do have an old typewriter, but it is residing in the shed. Why? Because it doesn’t work. I could pick it up for free, the girl wanted to get rid of it. So it will make a nice decoration piece if I move to a bigger house. It is really retro & I love it. But it would take up to much space now and spiders and dust will live in it. I am storing it for later. I think.
Anyway, back to the package. I thought about it late at night, while I was in bed already. I decided it was the first thing on my to do list in the morning. And I couldn’t sleep, because I was to excited. At 11:00 pm, it was finished! Unfortunatly, it was already packed and wrapped, so no pics. I will do my best to describe the content. It had a handwritten letter in it, with cute houses on them. There was also an little address book, some stickers, more stickers, some paperstamps.. Next time I will take pics. I promise.