365 Mail

I had a random idea on the way to work this morning.
Since the pen pal trial seemed to fail miserably I thought I could do this without relying on others.
Who doesn’t like getting surprise mail that isn’t a dodgy bill or junk mail.
Something small and hand written that you don’t have to reply to but let’s you know that at that moment in time someone was thinking of just you.
I have so many note cards and bits of pretty paper just going to waste in my craft room that should really be used and do what they were made to.

So what I am going to do is send/write a note or small letter to a different person for 365 days.
This means I need 365 people to write to.
Currently on the list I have about 15 so not at all enough.
I am happy to send anywhere in the world so anyone is able to send me through their details.

As I have said I am not needing any reply (other than a MSG to say you have received it)

I do need help to share this around though because I would like to have at least a months worth of people to start with.
Have just set up an email address to let people add themselves to the list.

You can contact me at 365daysmail@gmail.com

Fingers crossed I can bring some smiles to others.

Postal Joy

Does anyone else get that little bit of happy anxiety when checking the real letter box (you know that one outside the house not on the computer) and then the excitement when there is something other than junk or bills?
My husband is sure that I buy so many things online just so that I can get that letter box rush because of course its not due to my etsy addiction 😉
So since there is this thrill that people get when the postie puts real mail in their letter box why dont we write letters as much anymore?
Personally I really do want to put pen to beautiful paper (etsy of course) and send letters but I dont know what to write and worry that the receiver would think I was weird for sending an out of the blue letter.
How do you start a first letter? Is there a letter etiquette? How much is to much? So many questions but still the main hold up is the thought that there will not be a response.
I have never been a fan of emails and at work will call someone to discuss rather than try to explain myself on a screen. Even with friends I am hopeless at keeping contact with emails and am forever appologising to people for not emailing, messaging or even replying on facebook for that matter. With friends though I just never feel right giving them a call either because of that worry that they might be busy or not in the mood to talk or just dont want to talk to me lol Yes I am full of a fair bit of self doubt 🙂

As we can see this entry has gone off on a bit of a tangent but in short its about letter writing of the old fashioned style.
Do you have someone you share letters with?
Would you be someone who like to receive random letter goodness?