Thursday, 16 June 2016

Good Mail Yay!

Recently Mrs. Duffy was talking about the magical power of mail to elevate your mood. I've always been a firm believer in this and then I received this “pull” flip book in the post and my beliefs were reaffirmed. I've never seen a flip book like this before so the wonder of exploring it equaled the thrill in receiving it. This was a book I received from a swap I participated in on Swap-Bot. I hope my partner was as excited to receive the book I made her as I was to receive my swap from Sisi in The Netherlands.

I didn't quite know what to expect when I untied the string holding it closed, but when I unfolded the flaps, I was enchanted by what lay inside. There was a little tab at the end that said “pull” and when I did, the pages cleverly opened one by one showing the goodness inside.

 To say I was pleased with this swap is a gross understatement! I think Sisi outdid herself on this swap and I am so happy I was the recipient.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

June 1st is National Pen Pal Day

Today is National Pen Pal Day in the United States but that doesn't mean the rest of us pen pals scattered around the world can't observe such a great day too.

This holiday was started by Rosie Tholl, an avid pen pal and a very nice lady. She has a great love for the written word and has been writing to people around the world for over 40 years. Rosie has been involved with many pen pal gatherings over the years including pen pal picnics and also larger gatherings like Pen Pals United which was held every other year from 1992 to 2008.

I've been doing some writing today and also concentrating on my second postal tea party. Yes, you read that right, I'm having a long distance tea party. I've happily been putting together my little parcels to go out in the post to my guests. My last tea party celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and this tea party I'm working on will be in honour of the Queen's 90th birthday. There will be tea parties hosted throughout the country this month to mark the Queen's special day so I thought I would host one too. I'll write more about the actually tea party in another post.

Whatever you're doing today, take a moment out and write a little something to someone.