Category Archives: Fun in My Mailbox!

Scottish Thistle Postcard

I’ve had some good mail days recently: I wanted to share this particularly lovely postcard sent to me by my friend Laura: It was an old, used postcard with a postmark from 1912.  Laura wrote a new note around the old … Continue reading

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Six Months of Good Mail Days

Today is my 6 month blogging anniversary! It’s been so much fun sharing my love of snail mail with you.  In January, I began this blog with my birthday request for friends and family to send me letters.  I have had … Continue reading

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Florentine Fun in My Mailbox!

My friend Allison lived in France for the past year (and was the inspiration for a trip to visit her in April).  She and I exchanged letters while she was there and she just sent me her last installment from Strasbourg … Continue reading

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A missive from Alison in Boston…

My friend Alison has been my one stalwart pen pal for the last 8 years…since I moved from Boston to North Carolina. Her letters come a few times a year, sometimes more, but they’re always a force to be reckoned with. Continue reading

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A pile of snail mail…

 Here’s a shot of all the snail mail I’ve received since my birthday request: I’ve been keeping it in the antique toast caddy I received as a Christmas present. Here’s the caddy in all its glory: Look at its sweet little feet. … Continue reading

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Letters from near and far

Here’s some recent fun I found in my mailbox: I received a letter from a town a half an hour away, one from Minnesota, one from Alabama, and one from France. (Thanks to Pam, Mary, Carrie, and Allison!) My friend … Continue reading

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Write me back!

I remember that when I was a kid all of my notes (whether passed in the hall or mailed to pen pals far away) ended with the earnest request, “Write me back.” And the ones I received said the same. … Continue reading

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Kids these days…

I know you’ve seen them–in restaurants, on the bus, walking through stores–young folks with their eyes glued to their smart phone screens, texting away.  I sometimes worry that all that screen time will have adverse effects on their attention span, social skills, … Continue reading

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Rainy day notes

It’s a gray, rainy day. But I was immesurably cheered up by two notes I received in the mail. One from an old college professor just sending a little update and another from my sister cheering me up and cheering me on after a recent bout of self pity. Yay! The healing powers of snail mail!
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Birthday request update

For my birthday this year, I made a request to friends and family to send me a letter or note via snail mail.  I have already posted a picture of a day when personal snail mail rivaled junk mail and I’ve had … Continue reading

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