One of the perks of sending mail: receiving mail! Remember my blogpost about the letter I sent to my friend Fatima? Well, did she respond. I was stunned by the beautiful mail (or should I say gift) she sent me. It arrived yesterday, but I didn’t check my mailbox until this morning. And there it was. A big, fully stuffed package.. with my name on it!
Ofcourse I wanted to thank her immediatly via Facebook or e-mail, but then I read her letter: she was very surprised by my mail & didn’t want to respond through regular Facebook, instead sending me a surprise back. And a surprise it was! Nice detail; one of her little sisters thought the letter I sent her was an invitation to a Royal Ball because of the wax seal. Isn’t that cute?
Let me show you the contents of this wonderful package! There’s ofcourse a letter, a really awesome keychain (attached to keys already? Yes!), a cashews & dates gluten, dairy & wheat free cookie (yum!), two teabags, a bar of Leonidas Chocolate (very nice), coffee and a really cute postcard that says: “A friend is someone who knows you and still loves you”! Check out the pics below!
Update: Fatima let me know that it is in fact not a keychain, but a bookmark. Even more lovely!
I contacted Lillian via Interpals. She seems very nice & loves vintage stuff. Perfect! We decided to snailmail, so I made her a sweet package.
There’s a postcard included that says “Thank You”, an old newspaper sticker, a sheet with old stickers, a big playing game card, a small (really old) game playing card, 2 Alice in Wonderland stamps, a note and some old used stamps.
When I signed up on Interpals.net, I was creeped out, to say the least. Immediately I got covered with mails from boys out of faraway countries, telling me I am cute and they want to date. Apparently people can see you’re online, so they swamp you with spam. I didn’t like it. But, fortunately Kathleen sent me a message. She loves snail mail and likes to send out themed packages!
I went first and here are some sneak peaks. I decided to do a bird theme, since I had some birds laying around!
There are stickers, a postcard, stamps and an old diary image.
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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