Enveloped Etchings from Australia
Morgan is from Australia, and she recently wrote into the project in response to the following Question of the Week: If you could receive a handwritten letter from anyone throughout history, who would it be? Why, and what do you think they would tell you? What would their letter be like? Her letter was complete with cheerful pirates. These pirates had glitter on their clothes and on their...
Oh, goodness — it's Wednesday!
I got so wrapped up in the loveliness of all the handwritten responses filling my mailbox that I almost forgot it is Wednesday. That means you all need a new QUESTION OF THE WEEK! There has been a theme in many of your letters to me revolving around the idea that letters preserve history and that sometimes they are the best medium for saying what needs to be said. With this thought in mind,...
Handcrafted Thoughts from Puerto Rico
Yesenia’s handwritten wonderfulness from Puerto Rico came in a fantastic envelope. It was complete with this lovely quote stamped on the inside. Yesenia responded to the following Question of the Week: If you could receive a handwritten letter from anyone throughout history, who would it be? Why, and what do you think they would tell you? What would their letter be like? May 17,...
Handwritten from Hawaii
I recently received this lovely card from Doug in Hawaii. He was responding to the past Question of the Week: If you could receive a handwritten letter from anyone throughout history, who would it be? Why, and what do you think they would tell you? What would their letter be like? I have received some truly wonderful responses to this particular Question of the Week, and Doug’s was one...
Piles of Joy
A Handwritten Note from the Garden State
You can never go wrong with a little color. Pizzazz. And Cara in New Jersey knows how to use it. She responded to the past Question of the Week: Why are you interested in this project? What is it that you like (or don’t like) about letter writing? May 2012 Dear LHN, There are a multitude of reasons why I prefer a handwritten note over most other forms of communication, but my favorite...
Handwritten Loveliness from the United Kingdom
I’m in awe of the creative souls this project attracts. It’s the little details of this handmade postal love that can brighten any day. One of these lovely souls goes by the delightful name of Madeline, and she lives in the United Kingdom. I received this handmade card from her in the mail. Yes, handmade. Isn’t it beautiful? It is so elegant and I love the colors. I am...
Question of the Week
It’s Wednesday — time for a new Question of the Week! My schedule has been a little wacky lately, so I haven’t been able to make it to my P.O. Box. I’m hoping to make the trek tomorrow, and receive all of your lovely responses to the previous Questions of the Week. I can’t wait to share them! In the meantime, here’s this week’s! If you’re new to the project and...
I'm back — and with a response from Pennsylvania!
Hi everyone. Sorry I disappeared on you for a few days. I’m back. My P.O. Box has been keeping happy in the interim. I’d like to share a response today from a lady who has this handwritten letter thing down to a tee. Her envelopes, stationery, the whole nine yards, are lovely. She also sends postcards around the world for people to send send back with a message and a postmark....
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
It’s Wednesday! You know what that means — time for a new Question of the Week! Thank you for your continued thoughtful responses. I’ll be sharing more of the ones I have received so far as the week goes on. If you’re new to the project and asking yourself, “What is Question of the Week, and how do I get involved?” You can visit my past post that introduced the activity by...
This project, I’m convinced, is an important gateway to greater joy. Two to four times per week after work, I take a twenty minute stroll under the open air to my post office. I turn the key of my little p.o. box that has seen many before me, and I receive your letters. Then I walk to the metro for my commute home. Some days, your letters find me already high on the sun and the beauty of...
Happy Mother's Day!
Crafting, commence! The planning process. devotion n. 1. the fact, quality or state of being devoted and dedicated; as in giving up one’s time, energy, etc. to some purpose or person. 2. devoutness. 3. loyalty; faithfulness; deep affection. I’ve been itching to Mod Podge some things lately. On to the envelope… Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. —...
A Response from Allison!
Allison is a pal of mine residing in Colorado. We met in New York when we were both counselors at a summer camp. She is fantastically crafty and perfectly creative. In this lovely card she made, she responded to the past Question of the Week: Have you ever received a letter from another country? Where, and from whom? Do you remember what it looked like? Had you yourself ever traveled there...
As written on the wall in one of the exhibits at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.
Question of the Week!!
It’s Wednesday! You know what that means — time for a new Question of the Week! I have had so much fun receiving your responses. They’ve all been so beautiful and unique. I still have plenty more that I plan to share with everyone! If you’re new to the project and asking yourself, “What is Question of the Week, and how do I get involved?” You can visit my past...
A Lovely Response from the State of Washington
This one is coming from that delightful Pacific Northwest state that goes by the name of Washington. And first off, I love the elegant cursive writing of the address. Ann, of Washington, scrawled her fabulous answer on delightfully quaint stationery to the past Question of the Week: Why are you interested in this project? What is it that you like (or don’t like) about letter writing? ...
A Lovely Response from Pennsylvania
Seeing these notes arrive in my P.O. Box never gets old. Because each one is unique, each one is a new smile. This lovely note came from Anne in Pennsylvania answering the past Question of the Week: Why are you interested in this project? What is it that you like (or don’t like) about letter writing? (P.S. I happen to be a huge rollerskating fan!) Anne’s response was delightful: ...
A Handwritten Response from Colorado
I recently got this beautiful response from Becky in Colorado to the past Question of the Week: Why are you interested in this project? What is it that you like (or don’t like) about letter writing? I loved Becky’s bright pink paper and cursive writing. I adored her thoroughly decorated and colorful envelope. But, mostly, I loved what Becky had to say in response to the question: ...
Lovely Handwritten Notes Goes Global! →
I was so delighted this morning when I logged on and saw that Lidia, a follower of the project, had blogged about receiving a lovely handwritten note I recently mailed her way. She wrote about wanting to write more letters and why it’s important. And — it’s all in Spanish! There was something about seeing my project crossing the barriers of language to spread more cheer to...
Question of the Week!
As a quick refresher, every Wednesday, I will be posting a Question of the Week. You can respond to this question with as few or as many words as you’d like. You can do it in a card, on lined paper, on a postcard, or any other mailable item. There are no rules beyond simply being able to put your response into the mailbox! These questions aim to help you get inspired to start writing,...
Reflections on a Month of Letters
Just one month ago, I started this project, Lovely Handwritten Notes. And although it is still small, it sure has come a long way. Letters have been sent. Letters have been received. A P.O. Box has been opened. Forty-four people now follow the project on Facebook. Twenty-three on Twitter. Another nineteen follow the project on Tumblr. April was National Card and Letter Writing Month, and in...