The little birds...

If you watch little birds you will see they are busy and happy! Using whatever they can find they create the most gorgeous little nest.
I would be the little bird with some glittery thread in her nest!
We can be like this. Happily working away with the things that are available to us to create a beautiful and happy home.
All the while with a little song in our heart.

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Sunday, 19 January 2014

The love of stationary and the joy of letters.

Writing letters and beautiful envelopes and scented paper arriving in the mail... love!

Every now and then I will make a few dozen cards and some writing paper kits for my stash. When we go away on a trip or holiday this is my kit I take. This box is full of pink paper and envelopes, cards, stamps. mini address book, pens and stickers. On holidays I tend to write lots of letters. It is so much fun.

The step before is making a supply of cards. Since lovely cards are now around $10 I make them all and this lot are all just magazine images with sparkle and ribbons added. It works out 50c to $1 a card mostly. 

Half a dozen packed into a lovely box or wrapped in cellophane with a ribbon to tie it up makes a set which is a sweet gift. To letter loving friends or even an elderly person this with some stamps and a pen added is a gorgeous gift. A years supply of birthday cards could be a stunning present.

Letters are lovely on quiet days, hot days, rainy days.... sit quietly and write something lovely to someone. Most of us adore something beautiful in the mail rather than bills and junk! To me this is one of the joys of life. 

I never tire of writing in lovely cards. The best of all is finding gorgeous vintage writing paper in an old box, usually with satin ribbon around the papers.... sometimes I have found these in op shops. They are divine! 

A little collection on hand means you always have a card when needed. I love to write thank you cards. So many people do wonderful things and are never thanked. Thanking people is part of being grateful and the mere act makes you a happier person. 

Writing to someone lonely is also just a beautiful thing to do. It takes minutes. Tomorrow I have to go to the doctor and it is often a long wait in the waiting room. I take a few cards and will sit and write for the time I am there. Those are the nothing moments you can turn into something lovely. xxx


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Mimi. I think this is a love we share!

  2. Receiving hand written mail is sadly becoming a thing of the past :(

    I am glad you are keeping the art of correspondence alive Annabel.

    I received an e card from my friend last birthday, and I know it is a new way of communication, but I really missed the handwritten card and letter she usually sends (and has done for 30 years)

    1. Kaye if you would want to, private message me on FB or email or google if you can as I would love to send you a card and letter. We have to keep lovely mail alive! I would be very pleased if you

  3. Annabel, you are a treasure! What a truly kind beautiful person you are xo
    I think maybe somewhere I have kept your email address from SS. I will send you my details. Thanks so much xo


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