ince one of my favorite things is sending and receiving mail…and since I love being people’s biggest fan…it became clear to me awhile ago that this blog needed some element of fan mail. Not mail coming to ME (although I’ll never say no to that!) but mail being sent to others.
In several of my posts (here, here, and here), I had put out a call for comments with shout-outs for deserving people (don’t worry if you missed those, I’ll continue to do that periodically because I love it!). And you know what? There are the most WONDERFUL people doing the most WONDERFUL things all across the country and the world.
It was time to bring out the mail art supplies.
During this mail art session, I ended up creating three pieces. Two of them went to strangers (which makes me happy like you wouldn’t believe…I felt like a kid on May Day, dropping off treats on a neighbor’s door step and running away) and one of them went to my dear friend, Maren, who had commented on this post around Thanksgiving time.
A couple of these included art and quotes that I’ve created for posts. I can only fit so many images on my wall and it’s more fun to share!
As always, I loved creating the envelopes and even got really bold and tried some of my newly acquired calligraphy skills for the addresses…
Love letters. There can never be enough going out into the world.
Sooooo….let’s do this again! Who is there in your life that could use some fan mail? Let me know in the comments and I’ll randomly select someone, email you for their address, and mail off some love to them!
I know someone! My sister Ashlee has been obsessed with quotes for years. I remember when we were little she used to sit with the notebook and a pen by the TV and copy quotes down from saved by the bell! She would love mail art!!!
Is it unfair to have two entries? ( if so disregard my sister) because I also have a friend that I met in Klamath Falls who is very creative and loves mail art. I think she would go crazy!!!
Alisa, you give away so much love on a daily basis that you of ALL people can have two entries! I’d love to send both your friend and your sister some mail art! (I think February is the right month to send things to everyone who was mentioned and spread as much love as possible.) I’ll shoot you an email for their info!
Oh Grace, thanks for being such an inspiration. You are right, there is so many love to share with the world, there can never be enough… it doesn’t have to be perfect, it has to be genuine. : )
Sending love-mail will be on my to-do projects this weekend.
So well put – perfection isn’t needed just genuine love! Such an honor to have you reading, Iliana – and I’m thrilled that love-mail went on your project list for the weekend!
I have a good friend who could really use some encouragement!
Hi Madeline! I would love to send your friend a little boost! (Feeling like Oprah today and sending everyone some mail!) I’ll email you to get just a couple details about them along with name and address.
Some of your aunts or uncles – they’re YOUR biggest fans, Grace! You know who they are and they would LOVE some mail art from you. :)
You’ve got it, Mom! Great idea. :) I’ll get on it!
Grace! I love this idea! I have an amazing friend who is working on her PhD with me and she has been feeling a little low on confidence and motivation lately. She is incredible and always puts others’ happiness before her own. She is so deserving of some fan mail!
Katherine, it’s so wonderful to hear from you! I would love to send your friend some fan mail! Anyone who’s chasing after a PhD has my awe and admiration (so huge high five to you, too!). I’ll shoot you an email for her name and address! Thanks for reading along. :)
My best friend from college could really use another fan in her life right now. She just became a certified foster parent!! since she has no children and is single- not everyone in her life has been super excited and supportive of her decision. She has always had a way with words (encouraging, loving, supporting words) and loved me through sweet letters, phone calls, and visits! I know she would love your mail art (and some support from a stranger)
WOW so amazing and inspiring. What an courageous thing that she’s doing! I would love to send her some encouragement! (It’s just too hard to choose one person – so lots of people are going to get some fan mail this time. :) I’ll email you for her address!
So excited to see another round of fan-mail!
This week, I’m most thankful for the music teacher at my school that let me attend one of koto classes with the seventh graders last week. It was such a magical experience!
I think I want to do an English board for February about love letters to the world. If I can get some fan-mail sent out from my students, I’ll be sure to send some pictures your way.
Ooo, what’s a koto class? (Does it have something to do with cooking? I just googled it and that’s what was appearing…) So glad it was inspiring and the teacher let you attend! I’d love to send some fan mail to your students for your English board of love letters! It’s going on my list.