Monday, 9 November 2009

Letter Writing Swap

A little while back I joined a letter writing swap, all you had to do was exchange letters.... you know the old fashion kind, that you write, you know by hand....
The letter swap was hosted by Denise at Any Bun Can Dance. A big thank you to her for matching myself and Anna from Half An Acre.
I received this wonderful letter, all printed by hand, with little embellishments of fish and a cute drawing of a house, balloons, mice and flowers. So enchanting to read all about her family of boys! I learnt about her arts and crafts house of game boards and family closeness. Perhaps from the fact that they lived for years without television. Her boys know how to play with each other, alone and use their imagination, while Mom works on her sock bunnies, blogging about their everyday life, so cute!!!
We exchanged letters, shared tales about our families, and gave each other a moment of relaxation and indulgence....... sit back and read....... sip a cuppa!!!
It was a real pleasure, one I am sure I will enjoy again, wait is that the postman?
I think he has a letter for me!!!!!


Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear, Sweet Margaret...
I wrote about you in my blog for Tuesday's post. Hope you'll have time to stop in and visit. I am overwhelmed with your generosity! Thank you, friend!

LiLi M. said...

Oh this is a great idea! There is nothing like getting nice letters, cards and parcels, don't you think? About 25 years ago I did something like this with a girl I met at charity work, which is still a friend, we 'swapped' funny postcards and wrote funny messages and about 15 years ago with a collegea during my maternity leave. Mmm, long time ago...I should do this again...thanks for inspiration.
PS. I took my first lesson 'how to make a bear' at Rosabears' Marja yesterday, it was so much fun!

The White Bench said...

Dear Margaret, I've been a keen writer for maaany years! Now that I cannot write that much by hand after my surgery it is so sad, I have to write my long letters on the screen and print them! It is wonderful anyway, snail mail letters and cards have such a charm...
I keep ALL cards and letters from my hubby and the dearest friends of mine (I have entire boxes of them!! I will show one day).

Diane said...

What a nice friendship and sweet thing to do. Thanks for sharing, Margaret.

"bear's house" said...

Hello my dearest frind!

The correspondence has now been replaced by PC ... a shame!

Really a shame!

I LOVE write a letter...a lot!!!

KISSES...and WONDERFUL initiative! NI

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Margaret,

Lovely post and I enjoy writing and receiving letters in the mail.
Brings a real joy to see a beautiful envelope in the mailbox from a friend.

Have a great week

BellaBliss said...

I'll bet that is the postman with a letter for you!
That is neat how the kids know how to play together LOL...what a concept, huh? I think families that do it that way are happier...
and people who get snail mail!

Mayflower said...

Hello my dear Margaret, I realize after reading this post, that the most things that we do goes by computer. It's lovely to read that some people do write letters by hand and send them. Something to think about.
I wish you a lovely week with lots of letters from the postman.
Lovely greetings from Mea

Cindy said...

letter writing is definitely a lost art and this type of swap is something i may have to consider in the future! my only fear would be that my life is not that exciting to share! lol

Denise said...

Now that sounds wonderful. What a art that is dying..... not only do people not "write" anymore they do not even "write in an email.. just those terrible forwards..... I hate them....... I write about three people faithfully from my years in high school but all they do is reply with a FORWARD,,,,,,, Thanks for sharing this........ there is hope..

Alice W. said...

How fun! I am sad that letter writing has lots it's luster to emails and brief text messaging in today's society. I would take a handwritten note anyday and still regularly send them out ;) I still remember when I had a penpal as a girl and have saved every letter and postcard she ever sent me...I cherish them.

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Wow how fun was that! I signed up too, but my partner never connected with me though I tried several times. Bummer.
Glad you made a new friend and got a beautiful letter to enjoy.
Hugs to you my friend,