Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Coming and Going

I didn't post on Saturday like I said I would.
Here's the outgoing for Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday.

A surprise for my sister, and a letter and altered art to Lynn.
This is a notecard swap on its way to the UK.
Another notecard swap.
I put a few extra's in both packages.
I hope they like what I chose.
My outgoing for the Mega Christmas Card Swap
This is on its way to Georgia.
This is also for a swap I joined called The Little Things.
An official postcrossing card on its way to Germany.
This one is going to Texas.
And now................ The incoming
An introduction letter from a member of Sendsomething.
She also sent me some lovely vintage postcards for my collection.

Postmarked 1909
Postmarked 1912
I love the humor in this card.
Postmarked 1958
I love this one.
I can't make out the postmark on this one.
Wikipedia states that the Welcome Travelers show was broadcast around 1947.
I adore vintage postcards.
This one was postmarked 1914
Postmarked 1910.
I cherish these little bits from history.
It's real life, not boring text book stuff.
These are personalities, and here they are over a hundred years later making my acquaintance.
How cool is that?
 my friends, is the beauty of snail mail.
I will be sending a reply to the lovely lady who sent me these wonderful images from the past.
An official postcrossing card from Taiwan
The sender writes,
Hello Jarielyn: Taiwan is located in East Asia. It is a little island!
Maybe you can travel here someday and have a good trip here!
Maybe someday, Sharpei.
An official postcrossing card from Finland.
The sender writes, Hello JarieLyn!
Greetings from northern Europe, from Finland!
I'm Marja, a 24 year old student. I live in Helsinki together with my boyfriend.
My favourite season is summer, too.
Then it's nice and warm in Finland and you can sunbathe and have picnics!
Soon we'll get snow and winter feeling.
I hope you like this dry martini postacrd! :)
Bye, Marja.
I do indeed like this martini card, Marja.
I like most postcards featuring drinks.
I also am thrilled that you were able to write quite a bit in such a small space.
I always try to write as much as possible when I sent out postcards too.
Well, that's it for today dear mail enthusiasts.
I look forward to reading and seeing your beautiful mail correspondence throughout the day.
Until next time...............
Have a happy day!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

A Full Mailbox.............

It's been another great couple of days inside my mailbox.
Take a peek inside at all the love coming my way.

 An official postcrossing card from Russia.
I really like the card, however, the sender didn't write anything at all on the back.
No hello, no kiss my ass, no nothing.
Total disappointment.

An official postcrossing card from Japan.
I think it's very cute.
The expression on the dog's face is priceless.
The sender writes, "Hello JarieLyn! I've never been to Las Vegas. My aunt lives in San Fransisco. Today is sunny day. Red and yellow leaves are very beautiful now. Winter will come soon. Happy Postcrossing!"
It really warms my heart when people take the time to say something personal.
Anything written is worth reading, and it means so much more than just receiving a pretty picture.
An official postcrossing card from Germany showing multi views.
Very nice.
The sender writes, "Hallo JaireLyn. Greetings from Germany with pictures of all parts of my homeland!
I don't know why many people only request single view postcards.
I happen to like the multi views because you get to see more of the culture in one card.
A really cute postcard from my penpal Mendy.
I love this image.
It makes me long for simpler days.
A letter from a new penpal, Rachel.
My first letter from a new penpal in France.
She wrote a great introductory letter.
It was as if she was writing to an old friend and I was reading what an old friend wrote.
A nice letter from my penpal, Mendy.
She also enclosed a few extras.
Thanks, Mendy. That was very sweet of you and I like them a lot.
A letter from Becky, thesnailmailer.
She wrote part of her letter inside this cute card, and part of it on some pretty paper tucked inside.
My first letter from a new penpal in Texas.
Drum roll please.............................................................................................................................
Another delivery from the Royal Mail.
I was so excited when I opened this package.
It was another package from that swap I mentioned in previous posts.
I am telling you, this girl really went out of her way to make up for the disastrous package that I received the first go around.
The second package I received from her was more than enough.
But this.........................
Is the icing on the cake.
This is what was inside the brown paper wrapped box.
A horoscope book, because It's my thing.
Another book, a subject which I have been fascinted with all of my life.
A box set of mini notecards, matching mini paper, and envelopes.
It is soooooooo pretty.
Two ink pads for rubber stamping.
I like the colors. Very earth tone.
Some butterfly stickers
Another boxed set of notecards and envelopes.
I mean, wow!
What an amazing package.
This is above and beyond the realm of my expectation and I am so thankful for her generosity.
Again, I didn't have much outgoing mail but I will later today.
This is what went out in the last two days.
This letter is on its way to Georgia.

An official postcrossing card traveling to The Netherlands.
An official postcrossing card on its way to Williamsburg, Va (United States)
That's all the mail for today's post.
I will have a bunch of outgoing mail to post tomorrow.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving day.
Send some love to somebody!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Oh Happy Days!

Hello my dear peeps.
Monday,  I celebrated my 18 yr. wedding anniversary.
Woo Hoo!
Sometimes it's hard to believe we've been married that long.
I know this is a mail blog, so I'll get right to it.
This is Saturday's mail and Monday's mail combined.

 This is an official postcrossing pc from Canada.
On the back she writes:
Greetings neighbor, thought you would like this sunset postcard from one of my favourite spots-
the sunshine coast.
I visit a number of times per year.
It's beautiful here.
Happy Postcrossing.

Such a lovely Sunset, Thank you.

I love vintage Christmas and I love Santa Claus.
 Another postcrossing card, this one from Christina in the U.S.
She writes, "Hello from NJ. I'm so excited about winter and the holidays.
I wish you good health, unlimited success and happiness in everything you do."

I adore barns.
This is from a swapper through Swap-Bot.
This is a Gratitude pc swap.
In this swap we are assigned 3 partners with whom we share what we are grateful for on a postcard.

This is another card I received from the same swap, different person.

I always find it fascinating to read the thoughts of others.
It's inspiring and sometimes it shifts my paradigm.

A letter from Lucas in Georgia.
I love his envelope so much.
You can't ever go wrong with black and white.
It's pure elegance, class, and sophistication, much like the young man who wrote the letter.

My outgoing mail included two postcards and that's it.

This postcard is going to Angelika in Germany.
I wrote one of my favorite pie recipes on the back for her.

This one is going to Maria in Belarus.

I've written two letters in the past few days but have not sent them out yet.
I still have one more reply to write and then the letters should be on their way to their recipients.

One to Lynn, One to Lucas and still need to write a reply to Kurls.

That's all for now folks.
It's going to be a busy day prepping for Thanksgiving tomorrow.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with your families.

Eat, stay warm and be merry.