Nothing quite makes my heart sing like a full mailbox. And anyone who shares this love of thoughtful correspondence is a.o.k. by me. A few weeks ago, I got the most delightful surprise from the like-minded lovelies at Kate Spade.6 like this
Friends, I have failed you. Turns out the lovelies at Hello!Lucky and Egg Press have engaged in a letter-writing campaign for the month of April (to promote National Letter Writing Month) and I’m a little late in sharing the news. I’m quite sure the free kits are all spoken for this late in the game, but there’s still time to write letters. Maybe not 30, but one is better than none. I just love connecting with friends and family “off-line” and hope this little campaign sparks a revolution! What’s better than sending a little love via the post? So what do you say, will you Write On?5 like this
I just love getting mail, real mail. In today’s sea of bills and catalogs, a card is a rare treasure.
I’m especially fond of the ‘change of address’ card (what can I say, I’m a sucker for tradition). It’s rare in a city like New York where people change addresses with the seasons. So when one came across my post, I felt compelled to send a reply (I was wooed by Phyllis Theroux’s words, what can I say?).
How do you let friends and family know of your new address?11 like this
I’m a sucker for good stationery. I’ve even been known to travel for it (or coerce unsuspecting travel companions off the beaten path in the name of paper). It’s true.10 like this
I wrote loads of letters while I was ‘away’ so I thought I’d catch you up on a couple of highlights. In this case, the only potato salad recipe you’ll ever need. With a forecast like this, bbq season must be around the corner. Happy weekend friends!
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I gave up my paper subscription to The New York Times many years ago, and a part of me misses it. There is nothing quite like holding a newspaper in your hands, creasing the folds in an effort to make more room on your breakfast table. Every so often my Mom will save a section of the paper, especially if she thinks one of the articles will “speak” to me (one of the million things I love about that woman). This weekend she set aside the Sunday Styles section. And for good reason.4 like this
I’m in this sweet spot right now where things are pretty darn great. And I am so grateful. I have my health, a wonderful family and a job I love. Sometimes I want to stop time or at the very least have a strong reminder of this moment in my life. I’ve never written letters to my future self, but I’m kind of digging the idea.8 like this
Ah, let’s pick up where we left off, shall we?
As promised, I’m posting the letter I wrote to Claire on her wedding day. And because I hurriedly penned this pre-wedding (in the car no less), there is no photographic evidence of my correspondence. Instead, I give you the beautiful bride (and a link). The note is peppered with references spanning our thirteen year friendship. I maintain the real goodness of any letter its the stuff that comes straight from the heart.7 like this