Monday, December 7, 2009

December Love: Snail Mail





Ahh...The near extinct snail mail. The written word. So personal, tangible and so old fashioned (?) It's such a long way away from hitting the 'send' button on your computer but oh so much nicer to receive! The decision on the card, the proper and neat handwriting (sans abbreviated slang eg. LOL, LMAO, ROFL - you get my drift), the stamp, the postage, the effort. It's one of my most favourite parts of Christmas. So much nicer than an email don't you think?

Images via: We Heart it, A Pretty Trip

23 comments:

Lona de Anna said...

Totally agree...there is nothing nicer than a written letter in the post..these days you only seem to get one when you receive a wedding invite..even then the only thing that is written would most probably only be the address on the envelope. What happened to being more personal..taking the time...things are just to convenient nowadays arent they..although we wouldnt want to be without all this technology either? But a letter or parcel in the post ..is just such a lovely surprise. I best get cracking with my xmas cards too : / Thanks for sharing x

Amanda said...

I totally agree - it's always so lovely receiving something in the mailbox. Enjoy your week!

Che Birba said...

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Slices of Beauty... said...

Definitely much better, always delightful to receive!

Kay said...

The only bad thing about snail mail is that my letters are usually covered with spilled coffee, grease from potato chips or a smudge of chocolate.
Lovely post, though! Love your blog.

This is mine.

www.thisisyourwife.wordpress.com

Cyma said...

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year, I look forward to visiting your lovely blog in 2010 :)

myfirstgarage.com said...

Your post got me thinking - about tangible things -
so different from the digital world that is such a big part of our lives -
shoeboxes of real photographs, museum tickets from our travels, and yes, the letter from friends that arrives in the mail.

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

I've been looking for a mail holder that isn't just the cheap plastic kind... LOVE the idea of a vintage rake!!!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Must agree my heart goes pitter patter when I receive a real life letter. Beautiful images btw:)

Lizeylou said...

I just wanted to send you a message to say that I miss your posts! Am hoping that you are ok and just on an extended holiday, and that you will be returning to us soon. Take care till then

Victoria Hart said...

These are beautiful images, and it's true, snail mail has become one of those forgotten wonders of the world, but I try to send the odd card every now and again to my friends around the globe, there's nothing like putting a smile on someone's face as they open a pretty envelope :) xxx

Amy said...

ONG I got a snail mail..Signed up for it and couldn't believe it when I got it!!!

Herself said...

When I was a girl, Sunday afternoons were set apart to write letters.
...those were the days.

Chantelle {fat mum slim} said...

Hello!

Just checking in to see if you're okay. I miss your blogging. xx

dwellinganddesign said...

Stumbled upon your blog today and I absolutely love it.

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

Your blog is so pretty... hope you come back some time soon! xo Erica

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

Your blog is so pretty... hope you come back some time soon! xo Erica

Digella said...

Hey you, for some reason I cant see your recent posts! Strange. Hope it fixes itself soon.

Digella

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anna lisa said...

Yes, agreed! There's a real art to sending mail.

samia said...

I am totally there with you on snail mails.. and these images and the way you portray it makes it look even more beautiful :) hope you are doing well.. soarly miss your posts and your take on beauty.. and hope that you come back anytime soon.

take care

Melissah said...

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You may like to check it out because I had so much fun doing it. It's got a bit of everything fashion, interiors, food, travel spots - hopefully you will find something in there that you like.
Thanks for providing me with such great entertainment!
Cheers
Melissah

scrapbook-melissah said...

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I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.
x
Melissah