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