- In the month of February, mail at least one item through the post every day it runs. Write a postcard, a letter, send a picture, or a cutting from a newspaper, or a fabric swatch.
- Write back to everyone who writes to you. This can count as one of your mailed items.
On a more personal level there's the real joy in writing and receiving letters. I like taking the time to sit and write to someone, knowing they won't receive it for a day or two, or longer if it's going abroad. The happiness in coming home to mail sitting in the close makes me very happy.
|recent postcard received from a friend|
The challenge started today, the 1st of February, and whaddyaknow, I sent a postcard off this very morning. This was before I'd read about the challenge so I didn't take a photo of it but it was a postcard showing 'Blaues Pferd' (the blue horse), a painting by Franz Marc. Te postcard was bought by me in the home of the painting, the Lenbachhaus in Munich. This was bought when I was 17 or 18 so the postcard is at least 15 years old! I was visiting my Uncle in Munich with my brother and my Gran and it was a special holiday filled with great memories, and some not so great given that I took ill with glandular fever whilst I was there! Asides from that though it was a very special trip, only my second time abroad, and I absolutely loved it. I have a large drawer filled with stationery so why did I pick this card to send to a friend yesterday? well, she studies German and I know she likes to visit Germany so I thought she would appreciate that it's a German painting. Now when I see The Blue Horse it always makes me think of that holiday with my brother and my gran. I wonder if the image will have any associations for her? it's nice to put as much thought into what you send, or maybe what you send it in, as in the content itself. For example I recently got a birthday card from one of my cousin's and I was very happy to get the card and read the message of good wishes inside. However I have to admit to being as excited by the envelope as the stamp was one of the newly released series to celebrate the work of Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake!
So, don't worry I shan't be posting a photo of every letter/postcard I sent but I will do updates about the challenge. I'm looking forward to taking a bit of time every day to write to someone I care about.
|the stamps can sometimes be as exciting as the letters!|