Confession: I love Snail Mail. I love sending it just as much as I love receiving it. Anyone else? There is just something so exciting and special about opening that mailbox and seeing something other than bills. Am I right? So I send Snail Mail because the idea of giving my loved ones that feeling is lovely. Also, I happen to love to write and also happen to be a sharpie aficionado.
This may look like a lot of Snail Mail items but I have been building an arsenal for awhile and I send it out regularly so it’s nice to have choices based on who I am writing. Plus, the card sets at Anthro are really the only things I can afford there besides the best candle in the world (the above cards are not all from Anthro; in fact, most aren’t. What do I look like? A millionaire?)
My mama taught me the importance of Thank You Notes and some of these are used for that. But my favorite Snail Mail is the “just because” kind: I was just thinking about you…Praying for you…Saw this verse and thought of you…Saw this in a magazine and it made me remember that time… Those types of things.
(and there may be a surprise for YOU at the end of this!)Aren’t I sophisticated? Ha. This is from Anthro but it is Rifle Paper company about a year ago. This is something I save because I feel like I am back in time when I use it, writing a full length letter on beautiful stationary. I also feel Southern in a the best way. Or just pretty, like I am wearing a full skirt and using a fountain pen. Imagination much? 🙂 Today I would send this to my mom.
I miss you so much. Despite my misgivings, (just like a mama is always going to worry about her girl, a girl is always going to worry about her mama) I am so proud of you and the way you have poured out your life for others. I shouldn’t be surprised because you are the type of woman who constantly thinks of others and puts them before herself. I want to be more like you and I am so fortunate that I have a woman, a mother, who can be such an example. But I do miss you. I loved when you visited and we went to museums and the farmer’s market and were so cultured. I felt so grown up. You (and Dad) do such a good job of supporting me but pushing me out of the nest to fly. I am always thinking and praying for you and also Granny and Papa. I am so proud of you. I am sorry I’m such a sassy daughter. I probably get that from the other side of the family 😉 I can’t wait to hug your neck. Just so you know, that is something people from the South say and this stationary makes me feel like I speak with drawl and wear full skirted sundresses to football games. Love you, NeenThis stationary is from SugarPaperLA, a major favorite of mine and it’s probably my spirit animal stationary. I don’t know what to tell you but leopard? I love thee. Gold leopard? I love thee even more. Don’t even tell me that this envelope would not make you grin upon opening.
Girl, congratulations on your new addition! I can’t wait to squeeze everyone (gently). Obviously I picked this card for you because you and your sister (whom I adore) make fun of me and my leopard love and all my leopard pajamas you have seen over the years. No, I do not love leopard because I am Italian. Nor am I on Jersey Shore! (In case that was ever in contention.) Imagine my surprise when you sent me a leopard thank you note…Hmm. 🙂 I also feel the need to tell you that Jenna Lyons who basically runs J. Crew says that leopard is a neutral so you probably want to pass that on to your sister 🙂 Give kisses to everyone for me and I’ll see you soon, girl. And when I do, don’t make fun of the big words in this note. Also, I am in major need of some skin to skin. Love you, Lyd! Neens
How are you? How is school? I can’t wait to visit you and watch Paw Patrol. And make cookies. And play with your princesses and your dinosaurs. You are the best sister in the whole wide world. I miss you, girlfriend. I love you, Baby. Ciao, NeenFinally, the homemade variety.I mean every word of it.
Who else loves Snail Mail?