Here is the fantabulous mail I got this week:
|Letters from Kendall C of Happy Little Mailboxes (Look|
at the peacock feather goodness!), and Cathy in OH.
|Fantastic letter and postcard from Vanessa in Germany.|
Visit her blog, Vanessa's 52 Weeks of Mail. Middle letter
is from Donovan of the LWA. London postcard came from
fellow Month of Letters challenger Mary in the UK. I've been
working on a letter to her and it will go out on Monday!
|Hannah D. writes the blog A Lost Seamstress and loves to|
sew/knit/embroider/all that stuff, like I do.
So I used a split stitch in red floss on a piece of off white felt
to embroider her name and address. It was fun to make and I hope it makes her smile! I also paired it with a scarlet tanager because red is her favorite color. :)
|Taylor's box, all packaged and ready to go.|
|Lettermo-ers Rose L. (Day 14) and Flora A. (Day 15) were mailed out to this week.|
|Yay, peacocks! :)|
|My friend Cayla in TX often gets cards with Chickadees on them from me.|
Loved finding these!
As it is Week 20 of the 52 Weeks of Mail challenge, I thought it would be fun to count up what I've sent and received so far. It looks like (if my records are right) I mailed out 105 items through the USPS, and received 72 in! WOW!!! That's more mail than I normally got in an entire year not too long ago! And we've only been going for 4 months! I LOVE sending mail. And I LOVE getting it! :) I don't know how much has been spent on postage the entire time of the 52 weeks project, because I didn't start recording that until January, in my new mail log. But so far this year I've spent $50.27. Considering that just ONE reenactment would cost us around $100-$200 to attend, and we attended 6-8 events per year, this is a MUCH less expensive hobby!!! And more lasting, as I'm forging relationships with other human beings and can re-read the letters over and over again whenever I like. Totally worth my $50 bucks so far! :)
What about you? Do you have any idea what kind of send/receive numbers you are sitting at currently? What about the postage? How much have you happily shelled out for stamps? Isn't it a completely worthy cause? :) :)