I’m just going to say it… I love getting mail! And I’m not talking e-mails… I’m talking real paper, glossy magazines and envelopes delivered via the postman. I love walking to my mailbox at the end of a long work day, with my sweet dog in tow, and opening the door to see what treats await me. I get down right giddy when a new Lucky or Cooking Light magazine arrives. I look forward to sitting quietly in the evening and turning the pages to retreat into my own shopping or cooking heaven. Of course, the real pièce de résistance is getting a handwritten note… actual pen to paper! To receive a greeting card for my birthday or a simple note to say hello… makes me weak in the knees. I simply treasure the art of the handwritten note.
About ten years ago, I began to save and store all my favorite letters in a box. I take time every year to sit down and drift through all of the written words that have been sent to me through the years. A few months ago, I looked through the wonderful handwritten notes my grandmother, who is no longer with us, wrote me. An overwhelming sense of joy came over me. How lucky I was to be able to hold, touch and read something that she put thought into. What a wonderful gift she gave me to treasure my entire life. In twenty years, I don’t want to sit with a binder and read the typed e-mails you sent me. I don’t want to loose special memories because my hard drive crashed. I want to see your handwriting… your crooked cursive… your blocky print. I want to hold the greeting card you carefully picked out or the stationery adorned with your monogram. I want a piece of you… not a piece of technology. I encourage everyone to think of this as they get ready to type, click and send their next words of expression… computers are faceless, not timeless.
Write more… Type less,
Sealed with a Kiss print… how beautiful and simple. Not to mention the mailbox is pink… love it!
Mail Book… seriously, how cute is? Pages are made from old envelopes with a curogated box cover… so eco-friendly. It’s a perfect place to hold your keepsakes, coupons, stamps and more. And, what I really love about this book is when ordered it is sent to you minus any packaging. The front of the book is addressed and stamped and sent in the mail… I love it!
Vintage stamps… I love using these when mailing letters and invitations. Just be sure you the stamps aren’t canceled (used) and you use enough stamps for the current postage rate. I say, the more the better. You can find vintage stamps on sites such as ebay, etsy and Kenmore Stamp Company. Photo credit from 100layercake.com.
Paper Sorters… What is amazing about these organizers is that they are actually toast racks… genius! They are a great way to organize your mail and bills and they are sophisticated too. Rack on the left is vintage and is from Etsy. The rack on the right is from Sur la Table and the photo credit is from Apartment Therapy.
Pens… my favorite pens to write with by LePen. Available in store. Please call 615.791.0150.