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Lovely Letters Snail Mail Exchange

I recently participated in the April Lovely Letter Snail Mail Exchange. My partner, Barb, and I sent each other colourful themed goodies! She’s a fellow Canadian and it was so nice to receive some mail from the great white north! The mail came quick! I was surprised since Canada post usually takes forever. She’s still waiting on my package, which will be there soon – hopefully! I really hope she likes what I sent!

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Okay, so a bit about the parcel. Woohoo!! Yay, mail! When I saw it I knew by the size of it that it was a “Lovely Letter”. Most of my other mail is relatively small in size.

Mail tragedy: When I turned it over I realized that there was a rip 😦 Nooooo, mail carriers, please care for our mail like you would a small child! Am I the only one who gets sad when something like this happens? When I opened it I saw bubble wrap – amen to that – secured with some fun washi tape. I love surprises!!!

There is one thing I saw as soon as I opened the envelope. Yummy yummy chocolate! SMARTIES! I have never ever seen smarties in Korea, so this was very special! It was a chocolate egg with colourful smarties inside, but sadly I couldn’t get a pic since I scarfed it down as soon as I saw it. A bit of it melted, but thankfully the other goods weren’t affected. And on to the other gifts….

Look at how this lady spoiled me! Amazing stuff!! Along with the chocolate, a set of colourful hilighters, a wonderful memo book (that I will definitely put to good use at my new job), three pretty note cards, organic earl grey tea (can’t wait to try it while writing some cards) and a beautiful “Birthday Rafiki” friend chain! What I loved most about the chain is that it can be a necklace, bracelet, anklet or headband…. and the chain supports education in Free the Children communities. Barb’s purchase has provided children with tools that empower them to lead happy lives. 🙂 Thank you, Barb! Such a thoughtful snail mail pal and person!

        

I’ll be sending Barb a thank you note soon. Be sure to check out her blog! Oooh and take a look at Lovely Letters, too!

Happy mailing, everyone!! 🙂

Lovely Letters Snail Mail Exchange

First Postcard Purchase this Year

Morning coffee at a small shop in Suyu.
An Americano, cookie and this brilliant postcard.

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I’ve been so busy these days… It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to actually sit down and write a postcard. Snail mail is a wonderful thing; the reason that I began this blog – but life has taken over and my hobby has been put on the back-burner. As soon as I saw postcards hung all around, I knew it was a sign that I should get back into the swing of things. Perhaps I’ll head back to Cafe NYL some time if I’m ever back in Suyu.

It’s rare to find really beautiful (non-touristy) cards here. Designed by a local South Korean artist, each photo is unique. You can check out some more amazing photos here: 시같은기억! Enjoy!

Upcycle Project – An Outdated Calendar

Moving means tossing out lots of old junk, but it’s also exciting to find old stuff and use it again… in a different way. One person’s trash is another person’s treasure! I used an old calendar to make some note cards and envelopes.

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