Snail Mail

One of my best friends that I’ve known since high school posted a beautifully crafted and totally personalized hand-written letter that she received from a high school friend on Facebook. She was a year older than me so I didn’t know the girl that sent the letter but I commented that I LOVED it and wished I could get something so special in the mail. A few days later, I got a text from my BFF saying that her friend wanted to send me a letter and could she get my address. A couple of weeks (maybe even less), this letter arrived for me. I don’t even think these pics do it justice. She had actually hand-written me a personal letter (gathering details about me from my blog) and handmade the envelope using pages out of a Vivienne Westwood book. It also included a mini diy post box w/ mini envelopes so Eep and I could make mini letters to mail to our loved ones. There was also a Beverly Hills post card and triangle map confetti. Even the stamps were cool…Jimi Hendrix and Johnny Cash! I LIVE for stuff like this! Thank you SO much KellyJo for taking the time out of your day to make mine! I loved learning more about you on your blog (what are the odds that we both have housewife in our blog names?!?). What an amazing life you have led. I hope our paths cross in real life one day!

P.S. Getting this letter in the mail totally reminded me of the time when we did a project in elementary school where we put our names & addresses in helium filled balloons and set them free hoping for someone to find them and write back. I remember we were all so excited to see who would get a return letter from the furthest distance. Sadly I don’t remember if I got one in return but this letter made up for it. =)

7 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Erica
    Jun 27, 2014 @ 4:55 am

    What a special delivery! With all the junk that fills my mailbox each day, a personal letter always makes my day.

  2. Madaline
    Jun 27, 2014 @ 5:09 am

    There is something SO amazing about getting “snail mail” – it feels so personal and thoughtful! What an awesome friend of a friend you have!

  3. kellyjo
    Jun 27, 2014 @ 8:44 am

    This is so sweet that you posted this! If anyone is interested in awesome letterpress cards, the Beverly Hills postcard is from Gooseberry Designs at and the deer postcard is from Lily Moon at Keep enjoying!

  4. The CHIC Insomniac
    Jun 27, 2014 @ 9:23 am

    What a cool thing!! Love it!!

    The CHIC Insomniac

  5. sasa
    Jun 27, 2014 @ 10:54 am

  6. alela sirah
    Jun 27, 2014 @ 1:13 pm

  7. Carrieanno
    Jun 28, 2014 @ 8:19 am

    When my son was in fifth grade, his class was given the assignment of writing themselves each a letter which their teacher would hold and send to each student ten years from that time. They were to write about their dreams, plans, ambitions and what they thought they would do in those ten years. I should mention that he and his classmates (particularly the boys) were all convinced that this particular teacher hung the moon. I couldn’t agree more. Over the years the letter was, of course, forgotten – until the day it arrived. I cannot express how much joy that letter brought to him, and to me too! Sadly, snail mail may be going the way of the dinosaur, but as long as I can find a place to buy a stamp, I’ll keep using it and hopefully give someone a pleasant surprise now and again.