This is a young blog, and I have a few friends who are diligently reading it and, I hope, enjoying it. I think even a few folks who don’t know me personally are checking it out. I started the blog to write about all the snail mail and handwritten loves of my life. I had too much inside me and needed a place to get it out.
I now realize I am not alone.
I know it’s weird that I didn’t look before, but only in the last couple days did I poke around the internet to see if there were other blogs like mine…other snail mail enthusiasts who blogged about wanting to keep snail mail alive. And there ARE! There are a lot more than I thought. This is wonderful!
Apparently there are a lot of us avid letter writers who think “I’m the only one who writes letters any more.” So we think that we’re writing and mailing away all on our own. But the beauty of the internet is that you can always find like-minded souls out there fervently in love with the same things you adore. We can build a far-flung community!
So while I write this blog to share my love of snail mail with everyone, hoping to inspire more of you to take pen in hand and spread the fun, it’s nice to know there are others out there doing the same thing! We all have a different take–some are focused on the stationery itself or fancy pens and papers, others on mail-art projects. Some participate in swaps where people send random strangers fun mail and see if a pen pal friendship forms. It’s a wonderful world out there.
I’ll share a few of my favorites in the near future. My favorite was, of course, the Letter Writer’s Alliance. The LWA was started by the two ladies at 16 Sparrows, who design vintage-inspired stationery in Chicago. LWA’s a membership of people who love to write letters. I sent away for my membership right away!
Snail mail nerds unite!