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Sunday, October 12, 2008

And who doesn't like mail?

I'm going to go out on a limb and just assume that if you are a blog reader (uhm, yep) then you are probably also the type of person who likes real mail. Not the value packs (although I do abuse the weekly offering of discounted Indian food with shocking regularity) or the phone service offers but the real post. When you open the mail box and the bright corner of a hand written envelope with a real stamp wiggles it's way out of the masses of mundane business and absolutely makes your day. I am a huge sucker for mail. It's one of my favorite things. Period.

I think that might explain part of my love of etsy purchasing; when the goods arrive I can make a whole party out of opening the box, reading little handwritten notes, unwrapping my new self-present.

I love simple pleasures.

SOoooo in light of all that, the most beautiful gypsy-Aussie I know, The Wind Hover, has proposed a Real Mail Swap and I'm here to push it. You must visit her blog, right here, to get all the details but the short story is this: Let Miss Windy know and you will be assigned a mailing partner and a letter of the alphabet. You then put together a little package based on that letter and send it off with lots of love and wait anxiously for your own package to arrive. Brilliant. AND Miss Windy has given the option of international exchange OR just keeping it in your own country so you really have no excuse to not partake.

And if you do not join in, then you will not have the possibility of receiving my package, which you know is gonna be good!


Vile-ette said...

what is your address? you know . . . just curious ;) miss you lady

thewindhover said...

*beams* Oh I was hoping you'd take part! And how WONDERFUL it would be to be your swap partner. I am getting very excited now.

p.s. it is also refreshing to meet another mail kindred spirit x

mme. bookling said...

i am so tempted BUT feel like it will overwhelm me.
walk me through the details again.

thewindhover said...

Oh mme,
It shouldn't be overwhelming; it can be as simple as you like. You will be assigned a partner and a letter of the alphabet; you will then collect a few things/tid-bits/words/recipes/leaves etc related to that letter and mail them off to each other (you have a month to put it together too). The idea is to just enjoy sending and receiving mail and delighting in how people think; you may end up swapping exactly the same things - maybe entirely different. Its meant to be a little pick-me-up for this time of year!

The Noisy Plume: said...

Yeah well...your package won't be as good as mine....even if you are the doverly.

BC said...

I think Plume is trying to get Umber's package cuz she knows how awesome it's going to be. Cheater cheater pumpkin eater.