27 January 2010

The Joy of Snail Mail

I was going to wait until tomorrow to post this, but I'm just too excited.

Oh, I'm a happy girl today! Over the past week or two I've gotten some really lovely things in the mail - and I'm still expecting a few more things to arrive within the next few days. I absolutely love snail mail. Isn't it wonderful to have something to look forward to, and something to open like a child on his birthday - or is that just me?

Let me share with you a few of the things that appeared in my mailbox recently:

A few days ago I received two boxes of organic tea from a really interesting company in London which has combined inspiration and England's favorite drink. I have yet to taste it, but when I opened (tore) open the box the teas arrived in, a sense of recognition came over me. When I was living in England two years ago, I copied down the entire front of the Love Love tea, word for word, into my quote journal.

Here's part of what is written on the front of the box: "Think truly, deeply and madly about love. How love is so simple, yet we search so hard for it. How love doesn't happen to us, it's already there, and it's endless. Remind yourself how unique and perfect you really are. Be kind with yourself. For without being generous to ourselves we can't be generous with our love for others. Love as you want to be loved. It's your gift to give. It's our lifeforce." What loveliness! Each kind of tea, and they have several, has a different inspirational message.

My dear blogger friend Erica suggested an ATC swap at the beginning of January. I'm so happy she did! I had such fun making my cards, and was delighted to see hers when they arrived a little bit ago. She was inspired by our blogs - My Peacetree is represented on the left, and her blog A Sea of No Care on the right. Clever, no? And gorgeous, too! Thanks again, my friend.

And today I received these beautiful
prints from KristyBee on Etsy. I'm in love. Her photos are so airy and dreamy and sweet! Do go and check out her shop - you can browse her Flickr, too, as she's very happy to do custom orders. There's a 2 for 1 sale going on til the end of January, too (only five days left, including today)!

Oh, and the same day my tea arrived, a little gift for my boyfriend arrived, too. I can't tell you what it is, though, because he chances over here every once and a while. Secrets, secrets!


Brandi said...

Snail mail is so the best. There's nothing like opening that mailbox and finding fun things inside. Makes me happy every time. Even if they're just tiny little things.

jodie said...

thanks for commenting over on The Fresh Reflection! and i LOVE that quote on the Love Tea! My sister is obsessed with tea and i may have to send that to her! ;)

Erica said...

That quote from the tea is going in my journal, methinks. *hugs* I adore you and I hope we can do another swap sometime soon.

(My CAPTCHA to leave this comment is "drinkera". I think that's sort of appropriate, considering all the talk of delicious teas!)

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Marjolein said...

I love your blog! It's inspiring me to spent more time on the things I love and really want to do, like sending little notes to friends and make drawings just because


Penny said...

Ingrid, I'm going to be making a subpage soon of ATCs that I've made but I don't have a photo of the ones I traded with you way back when. Would it be okay for me to post this picture of them on my blog? You can be sure I will be linking back to you to credit the nice picture. :)


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