Ever since I was a child, I have loved getting letters. Growing up, I had pen pals as far away as Canada and America and closer to home in Milton Keynes and Kent. I spent many weekends picking pastel paper and envelopes before writing about my world and asking questions about theirs.
I still remember the thrill of getting a letter addressed to me – just me – in the post. Running to my bedroom to rip the envelope open and read my distant friends’ words about their lives, their likes and dislikes.
That love of letters, postcards and all things stationary has never left me. As an adult, quite often we only get letters such as bills and information from the organisations who need or want to get in touch. So, to counter that, I try to share a little bit of thoughtfulness through the post.
I am a little bit addicted to notes, letters, postcards and cards and love nothing more than sending something to my friends and family to make them smile or to let them know I’m thinking of them. I also love a thank you note to acknowledge someone’s kindness to either me or the children.
Some of my favourite places to shop, excluding the usual high street haunts, are online stationary shops. Yoohoo Mail and The Green Gables both offer gorgeous selections of goodies as well as monthly stationary subscriptions (squeal!). For children, I love Hi Kids Stationery, which offers bespoke invitations, thank you notes and other glorious stationary.
So, next time you want to say thank you, sorry or hello, why not do it by post? You might just make their day.
Are there any fellow stationa
ry lovers out there? I’d love to know.