I just love the dorky toothbrush photo she shared :)
I've been feeling a lot of love just lately, as in the past 10 days, I have received wonderful, REAL mail - chosen with love, made and written with love, and posted with love...
First, this came Meredith, a dear friend who moved to the wild Welsh borders a few years ago - I miss her, but I adore her letters...
The main letter is written on the back of a colour photocopy of seed heads, then she included a fun postcard (she knows my design tastes so well!), and finally she made a wee envelope and filled it to bursting with quotes take from an old book. The one open reads:
The purpose of music is to make people feel good, to make people feel love. It gives people a spiritual love - a love feeling.
Rather appropriate, n'est pas??
Next, from the lovely Ali, I received a gorgeous handmade card, with another wonderful quote...
... and even Royal Mail is getting in the loving mood, franking Ali's envelope thus:
Then, from Finland I received this bumper pile of goodies from the very talented Tuire
... a handmade ATC with its very own envelope, some Finnish book pages, pearl buttons, a handstamped, handwritten letter, and a gorgeous desk calendar with Finnish and Swedish dates.
Next, the gorgeously generous Susan in Canada sent this..
... an American Vogue and a scrummy, fancy bar of chocolate - what a brilliant gift!! All I had to add were my favourite cuppa and the time to enjoy - which I gleefully did :)
And last, but far from least, this lovely surprise gift from the very lovely Lynn
She was sorting her bookshelves, saw this and thought I'd like it - which I so do!
I almost bought the book for a friend at xmas (I tend to give gifts I'd like myself!), but chose another one instead...
There is nothing finer than a 'I saw this and thought of you' missive in the post!!
Apologies for this being a long post, but I wanted to share all the love I've enjoyed this week - and if you'd like some real snail mail of your very own, do drop an email with your address (claire[dot]sauer[at]ntlworld[dot]com), and I promise to send something with love you can feel...
And i'll leave you with part of yesterday's entry from The Artist's Way Every Day by Julia Cameron, one of my favourite xmas gifts from a dear friend:
It is my belief that writing is a way to bless and to multiply our blessings. I cherish letters, postcards, faxes, and even Post-its from my friends.
Till next week xxx