Monday, November 8, 2010

You've got Mail

Have you ever received a mail, a real one, along with envelopes and stamps, and not liking it? Apart from junk mail, that is. I might sounds a bit crazy but I really really adore all things mail. I love the blue and red stripe on air mail envelopes, I love the ridges on stamps, I love the uneven paint of a post office seal, I even love the smell of freshly delivered mail.

Since all my families and friends prefer texting and tweeting by now, I decided to join little.lovely.'s holiday letter exchange. I can remember when I was a kid, every Christmas was spent by licking stamps and writing addresses. I got creative with decorating the envelopes and picking the right card with the right message for our relatives. It wasn't easy and such a laborious task to do compared to check-listing your email/ facebook contacts and click "Send". I wish for Baby G to remember something from the much forgotten era, that once, a greeting was sent inside an envelope. I think the project is supposed to be random, so if you feel like putting a smile on a stranger's face this holiday, do join :)

12 comments:

  1. I know exactly how you feel, I also picked the right card with the right message for our relatives and my friends. My mum and I also created our own cards. Now days the greetings are sent via mail and I hate that.

    To bad I don't have children, so I won't be involved in Letter Exchange, but I think it's a great idea!

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  2. BTW: Thanx for your commnet and do stop by again sometime :-)

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  3. Haha me too I used to make my own Christmas cards when I was little ^^
    And now, I don't have time to do that anymore..
    But I think sending textmsg & tweets aren't so spiritfull as sending cards o:

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  4. My sentiments exactly! What a great idea! I am loving the Letter Exchange!

    I still make all our Christmas cards and send out about 40 each year. Since they are so time consuming, and the holidays are already so hectic they usually don't arrive in the mail until Christmas Eve! :)

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  5. I remember getting those cards growing up and I read each handwritten note to my parent eagerly. When I went to college, I knew so many people's families. It's a wonderful tradition.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment about my sachets! I have four more coming tomorrow.

    Suz

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  6. hehehe jdi inget tiap lebaran dan natal duluuu gue selalu bikin kartu sendiri dan ngirim sendiri keliling2 kompleks pake skateboard.. happy days indeed!

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  7. me too mom.. ^^, I literally also abandoned my scrapbook.. huhu, i miss it now.. mom how about we barter our christmas card?. hehe, i know mine will not be as creative and sweet just like you.. just an offer though.. :D

    like you, i already feel the christmashphere around.. :)

    heart..

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  8. I miss make and receive greeting cards or letters. I still remember the feeling when I finally received my letter that I had been waiting for, and feeling of hope while wrote the cards or letters.
    I think that I have to do it again. This Christmas, I will send my greeting cards to people!;D

    Cheers,
    Dreamy Princess
    ~I wonder what it's like to live in Paris~

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  9. I like things you show in your blog so much.... Kss

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  10. when I was in the 3rd grade, I bought lots of xmas cards and gave it to all of my classmates. but now I'm too lazy to make it -___-

    if you make a xmas card I'm very sure the card will be very cute and amazingg :)

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  11. It has been a while. I only received from the government or my bank.

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