Saturday, February 20, 2016

Week 3 of A Month of Letters

Incoming Mail:


Postcard from St. Pete, Florida -- thanks, Coralette!

 From Melody in Singapore 
Melody is a book blogging friend,
and I was especially excited to find her letter
with its beautiful stamp in Friday's mail.  :)
Thanks, Melody!


When I get in a rush, I forget that I haven't taken pics,
and the next thing I know, the mailman has already picked up the mail.
Forgot to take a pic of the card to Annie.

Outgoing:

To Jessica, in Australia
A Goodreads Postcard Exchange

To Suzie, in N.O.

To Connie--because the last letter to her was lost

To Rift in Oregon

This third week of A Month of Letters has proven more challenging.  Some mornings, I've found myself working frantically to get something in the mailbox before the postman arrived.  

Tomorrow, I plan to get everything organized like I did for the second week: postcards and envelopes ready and addressed and my calendar marked as to when to send each one.  Since I've made it this far, I don't want to mess up now and miss a day.  Yesterday, I thought I was going to have to go the post office to make the challenge, but I pulled it out in time!

21 comments:

  1. Well done, you are keeping up with the challenge!

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  2. You are doing great Jen! You showed mine in a previous post ...or was that on Flickr. I know you've shared it somewhere already. I love your unique creativity with your mail art for this project. You are so close to the end...you've got this.

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    1. No, this was an outgoing card to you. :) I was in a rush to get it done and in the mail and forgot to take a pic. The experimenting with different styles and approaches is interesting and fun!

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  3. Oh goody, another one is on its way to me...because I still haven't received the last! Thank you, my friend!

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    1. I hate that the first one is lost, but a replacement is on the way!

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  4. You're doing a wonderful job and just look at the incoming collection!

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    1. "I think I can. I think I can." Anyway, I hope I can finish the month!

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  5. Well, I can tell you that my life has been on the Crazy Train yet again. Your card is on my dining room table where I look at it several times a day and it gives me a smile and lifts my heart. I know that others are having the same effect when seeing their mail from you.
    xx, Carol

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    1. I hate that Crazy Train, Carol. Doesn't even give you time to think! I do hope the postcards and letters are fun for the receiver. It makes me smile to make them. :)

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  6. I'm glad my letter has reached you!! Just look at your mail collections, wow! :-) Can't wait to get your mail!

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    1. Your letter is going out in today's mail, Melody!

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  7. You made me giggle when I read your comment at my blog today (Yep-I have been lurking at my own blog!:)
    sure loved all the eye-candy here at your lovely blog....

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    1. Just checkin' in, Debra! Looking forward to seeing what you've been up to!

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  8. This is so good! Sending and receiving all these is really sort of exciting isn't it! We don't really have that sense of anticipation with the mail any longer which is kind of sad. I guess as book bloggers we still get excited when we receive our lovely parcels but mostly the post is all junk and unwanted items these days.
    Well done you.
    Lynn :D

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    1. :) It is exciting! Waiting for the mail takes on a different feel, and then finding "good mail" makes me smile. You are so right, most of what comes in the mail, goes right in the trash--so finding a genuinely personal item is a pleasure!.

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  9. What fun you're all having. I used to send cards and mail to my mom. One of the few things she held on to even after the Alzheimer's got bad was the mail. Talk about anticipation! These cards are so pretty and personable. I love your art work. I have a friend who teaches art at our school. I've told her about your work and mail, so we're trying to work out a way to use the idea in her art classes. (Too bad Common Core doesn't leave room for fun in the English classroom.) I will try to get photos if we manage to pull something together.

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    1. Check out this post on my other blog, Mary. I linked to some places that would appreciate letters or postcards. I like the way some schools have had after-school events to encourage writing kids with illnesses. Carol suggested arranging something for nursing homes. I'm surprised by how many people have written their favorite authors and gotten return mail. That might be a good project for your classes--even is they didn't mail them!

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  10. I have meant to get here for nearly TWO weeks, but computer problems have caused this horrible delay. I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog, and I am really enjoying your month of letters and postcards. It's a great experiment, and it looks like you are getting some wonderful art and postage stamps in the process. I'm off to read what I have missed.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Elizabeth! Now you know why I loved what you did with those stamps! :)

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