Who doesn't just LOVE to get real mail in their mailbox? A letter written by someone you know and lives near or far away and is thinking about you. During the month of February I participated in "A month of Letters" where you sent a letter each day of the month, it was quite a good exercise for me to start writing more and to think of all the people who could use encouragement. My Mom is queen of the written letter and even has a blog dedicated to the Lost Art of Letter Writing and you should definitely check it out!
Recently my two sisters Beth and Maddie have organized a monthly package swap. You sign up at the beginning of every month and then are randomly assigned someone to send a package to. Package swaps are so much fun! Usually it is supposed to fit in an envelope but sometimes it can be just at cheap to send a box! There is a theme each month--first month it was favorite things, this month it is spring! Then you can write a sweet note or letter and fill your package, decorate the outside and whatever you enjoy doing and send your package on it's way to delight the recipient! For those who wonder about the cost...I have found it easy to keep my eye open for small gifts at dollar racks at Michael's or A.C. Moore's that are full of things that I would love to get! I also watch sales...and then of course you can make things which is so much fun! As for mailing there are actual mystery shops that you can do that covers postage and pays you to mail your package! That is totally a win-win situation! So that is how I am able to participate. You don't have to do it every month but if you can, it's fun!
here. She makes even the envelope a work of art and such fun to get in the mail!
If you want to join email me or leave a message and I'll see you get signed up...