Long time no see! Lots has changed around these parts, and maybe I’ll get around to blogging about it one of these days, but one thing that hasn’t changed is my love for snail mail, and my insistence on attempting things I’ve previously failed at!
So here we are, 2021 is chugging along, and I’m deciding to give InCoWriMo another try.
This card is headed to Bob in Arizona, who’s celebrating his 91st birthday this month. Obviously he isn’t able to celebrate with family due to the pandemic, so one of his relatives requested cards for him. What a sweet idea!
This cutie is my dog, Bessie. I recently officially adopted her, and I’m super happy. Anyways, on to the mail…
Bessie and I are sending a Valentine to my cousin and her cat. I expect that my cousin will get a laugh out of it, while the cat will be indifferent. Cats…
Off to: Arkansas
(Apologies if anyone’s been getting a ton of emails from my blog! I fell behind on my mail and finally caught up! Maybe I can stay caught up for the rest of the month. What do we think the chances are of that happening?)
I’ve had these amazing Lil Bub Valentine’s day cards on hand for over two years, and I’ve never had a chance to send them out. This year I’m changing that! This one is heading to my sister. She’ll either get a kick out of it, or roll her eyes, or both. We’ll see.
The space in the title is intentional, this letter is heading to a friend who I made at the Arkansas Pen Club, back when I lived in, well, Arkansas. Now I’m a thousand miles away, but we have been keeping in touch via social media, and now via snail mail!
Her letter was the first to arrive after the start of InCoWriMo, and so per the “rules”, I’m replying. Feels good.
My Aunt & Uncle also sent me a Valentine, so they’re also getting a cute heart shaped thank you card in return. I don’t have a ton of opportunities to use these cards, but I love them, so I’m happy to send them out!
Of course I can’t be totally normal and loving in a card to them. My sister got me these stickers of my face for Christmas, so I’m adding one to this card so they don’t miss me too much… I’m an adult, really. 😂
My grandparents are in their eighties, and they send me cute, glitter covered cards for every birthday and holiday, so I was tickled to see a glitter covered Valentine’s day card from them. I don’t really have any Valentine’s cards that are grandparent appropriate, so this heart shaped thank you card will have to do.
Even if you’re not participating in InCoWriMo this year, I highly recommend sending a Valentine to someone you love. It’s guaranteed to make them smile.
I couldn’t resist picking this bicycle card when writing to a Dutch acquaintance of mine. She lives in the US now, but I thought it’d be fun.
Also, I’ve really been digging shimmer inks lately, if that isn’t obvious. This is J Herbin Amethyste d’Oural in my broad Lamy Safari. Shimmer inks don’t play nice in most of my pens, but it’s working well in this one so far. I love it.
Isn’t this washi tape the cutest thing in the world? I’m a total sucker for cute stuff with rainbows and unicorns, so when I saw that the San Francisco Pen Show was having pins and washi made with cute animals holding fountain pens, I knew I neeeeeded it.
Luckily my pen friend Pam offered to grab it for me, since I live about a million miles away from San Francisco, and I just love it.
I’m probably losing my newly minted ‘man card’ because of this blog post, but it’s worth it.
Anyways, today’s letter is off to Pam. It’s long overdue, of course (I’m the worst), but better late than never, right?
How’s everyone doing with InCoWriMo so far? Keeping up? Having fun? I think that the goal of writing a piece of mail every day is super fun, but even just sending more mail than usual is awesome.
Keep writing, friends!
Can we just take a moment to appreciate an ink that both shimmers and sheens? I’ve been absolutely loving this Robert Oster Shimmer Fire and Ice. It’s super fun to write with. I’ve burned through half a sample container in the last few weeks, and I’m afraid I might need to get a bottle once I’m done with the sample. Maybe I’ll be able to stick to my ink buying hiatus for at least a little while longer!