Saturday, April 24, 2010
fun mail lately
We have had so much fun mail coming our way lately! Thanks to Postcrossing we are meeting new friends and finding it so much fun to get the mail each day and discover what surprises are awaiting us. Postcrossing is postcard exchange site--you sign up (it's free), send one to five postcards at whatever pace you want, then when your recipient registers your postcard on the other end, it's your turn to receive a postcard from a random Postcrossing user from anywhere in the world. It's truly fun. As much fun as it is to receive the postcards, Faith and I both adore sending them maybe even more.
One thing that happened as a result of Postcrossing is we made a new friend. Faith sent a postcard to a very nice young woman named Micaela, who received it graciously. We could tell from her enthusiastic response to the card, and from her profile on Postcrossing, that she was a kindred spirit. Faith decided to send her a package just for fun, and I got in on it too. Above is the card Faith made for her (bad lighting because it was early morning when I took this) and we filled the box with handmade goodies and whimsical treats. It was so fun to put together and mail off to surprise Micaela!
Micaela loved the box and she reciprocated by sending a lovely box to us! We have never done any kind of package exchange before, so this was a lovely surprise. Look at the card Micaela made for us. We love her talent for collage!
And look at all the vintage goodness she included. We are so delighted and also touched by the kindness of people. It is so heartening to find like-minded souls out there. We also discovered Micaela has a blog: Dolce Vita. So now we have a new young bloggy friend!
This is just one day's mail haul. It was so exciting to come home from work and find all this.
Carrie sent me all these gorgeous vintage buttons. There are tons of them and I adore them! Thank you so much Carrie!
And much to my surprise today I received this very pretty recycled notepad from Stubby Pencil Studio--totally unsolicited by me--it's a customer appreciation gift. Maybe some of you got it too? It's just my taste.