Last weekend I had a go at making some more stamps out of erasers. I made a strawberry stamp to decorate some paper to go with my strawberry envelope. I made the envelope (above) out of a shop leaflet. I find stamp making so relaxing (in between accidentally cutting myself with the stamp cutting tool, a lot!). I hope to make some more stamps soon any suggestions for designs? I am thinking of doing some mail themed ones.
Before and after of my strawberry stamp.
I have been tagged by the very sweet Vi of Postal Swing to answer the following questions about my written correspondence. So here goes:
1- Do you exchange letters?
Yes, I do.
2- If so, how long have you been doing it, if not, have you exchanged letters before?
I have been exchanging letters regularly for just over two years now.
3- Do you remember who was your first correspondent?
When I was a young girl, probably around 10 years old I had a penpal in America. A bit later I had one in the Phillipines to. I don't remember their names anymore though, it was so long ago. My fondest penpal was in fact my grandmother who I exchanged letters with from my mid-teens onwards.
4- Why did you start exchanging letters?
I am very shy and an introvert so find being outgoing and sociable hard. I do enjoy having friends though and found that writing letters is the perfect way for me to have friendships. Conducting a friendship through letters means you can really be yourself and have a personal connection. Social media and e-mail just don't compare (for me).
5- Have you thought about stopping exchanging letters?
When I am having a busy time in my private life and it is taking me a long time to reply to my letters it occurs to me that perhaps I should take a break or stop. I know I would really miss sending/receiving letters though if I stopped. So I make time to write, even if it means staying up late or getting up extra early to do so.
6- Whats the maximum of correspondents you had?
Right now I have four which is the most I have ever had. I have one in Scotland, England, Germany and Indonsia. I like the idea of taking on more as I love learning about others peoples lives and cultures but realistically I don't think I could manage it. It takes me a while to write a letter, my letters are usually quite long so I often write them in installments throughout a week.
7- Do you prefer handwritten or typed letters?
I suppose handwritten letters feel more personal. I have never received a typed letter though so would be pleased to get one.
8- How do you define the sensation of receiving a letter? I get very excited to receive a letter. I like to wait for a quiet time when I can have some tea and really savor my pen friends news.
9- Do you prefer to write or receive letters? I really enjoy writing and decorating letters and get a real buzz when I put a letter in the mail box, knowing it will be with my pen friend soon. Nothing beats actually receiving a letter though.
10- Write a handwritten message to your pen pals/correspondents. Tag 3 people to answer this tag.
I tag the lovely ladies of these blogs to join in with this Mail Tag: Mailadventures, Thimblecat and Ritewhileucan.