Thursday, 13 September 2018

Surprise!


What could be better than receiving happy mail? You may be “surprised” at the answer. I didn't think there was anything better than a colourfully decorated letter or a small package of mail goodness until I found a little on-line group that send out random little parcels of happy mail. What is this fabulous group that sends surprise happy mail? The You've Got Mail Club, which began sending out swaps in 2015 allows you to create an account and opt to send a surprise to a fellow member. It operates much like Postcrossing in that once your surprise has been received and logged, your name goes on the list to receive a surprise based on your profile. This is relatively a new group, so membership is small and there are days when you opt to send a surprise and there are no available names to which admin cheerfully suggests, recruit more members!

An Italian Pride & Prejudice

I've been a member for several months now and have had a very positive experience with the group. I've gotten some marvellous happy mail, several of which were truly surprises, like tea someone had handpicked and dried, an entire envelope of mint stamps from Germany and some beautiful craft papers. Those I've swapped with have been generous and as excited to send their swaps as they are to receive them. Surprises have travelled to me from as far as India, as well as Sweden, Italy, Germany and the Aland Islands and I have sent out envelopes of mail goodness to Russia, Philippines, Malaysia, Germany, Sweden and Italy so it is quite a diverse group. More importantly, I've made some nice friends,  and even discovered a couple of Jane Austen fans to “Talk Jane” with.  


One of the fabulous envelopes I have received.

If you want to join this happy little group of mail enthusiasts, go here to check out the You've Got Mail Club. I've enjoyed being a member and hope you will too. For those of you who are avid stamp or coin collectors, there are sister groups to this group such as The 100 Stamps club, Mint stamps club, Paper Money club and a few others, all listed at the bottom of the home page with respective links.    

4 comments:

  1. I discovered the You've Got Mail Club a month ago and of course signed up right away. I've sent out a couple envelopes and am eagerly awaiting my first surprise. I like that it has to fit in an envelope. That somehow eliminates pressure.

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    1. You won't be disappointed, everyone I have sent and received from has been so nice. I've struck up conversations with several of the members. What really is a surprise is how the items sent are interpreted just by reading your profile. It is a happy group and I know you will be delighted when you receive your first surprise. I've been swapping since late April and have been happy with everything sent to me.

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  2. That sounds lovely, Anna. I just registered. :-)

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    1. Hi Moni, I'm sure you will enjoy it as I do. Everyone is happy to send their surprises and it's a great atmosphere.

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