Saying I love getting mail would be an understatement. Things! For me! What could possibly be better? My love for mail has been rekindled since I started selling on Etsy – trading is amazing, y’all – so when Melyssa from The Nectar Collective decided to start a snail mail exchange, I was pretty quick to sign up. (I’d say I signed up immediately, but that would have been irresponsible. I take my budget into account for these things. For most everything. It’s a good trait to have! Especially when your budget is practically zero.)
Anyway, I haven’t signed up this month for – the very reason I just mentioned in that parenthetical, but I was paired with Dana from Stationery Lover in July, and I had a wonderful experience! I felt a little inadequate when I got my package – all I sent was a postcard and some prints! In my defense, I’m pretty new at this penpal thing. I’ll do better next time. Whenever that is.
The theme for July was something something about where you live, and Dana shared some lovely things with me about Canada and Vancouver, where she’s from. I was super happy when I saw her location on the spreadsheet – there’s something that really calls out to me about Canada. I’d love to go there someday.
In a pretty little box, Dana sent me a letter – love her handwriting! – along with three little gifts: a pin from her favorite stationery store, a set of three letter charms spelling my name, and some loose maple tea leaf, which, I admit, I did not know was a thing! It smells lovely and I can’t wait to try it.
Have you ever done the penpal thing? Any interesting stories to share? I’d love to hear them!