What’s In My Mailbox? While You Were Out

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When I returned from my trip to Italy, I came back to a surprisingly green and blossoming local forest and a mailbox packed with letters! Of course, I didn’t receive any mail the week before I left, but seven letters just had to arrive while I was out of the country. To quote Greg from Over the Garden Wall, “Ain’t that just the way?”

Though these new flowers on the tree outside my window will probably fall and fade by the end of the week, I suspect that replies to my mail from North Carolina, England, Canada, Kentucky, Nevada, and Ohio will take slightly longer for me to work through!

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I really like this adorable castle paper; I’ve never seen anything like it before (even though I’m quite the connoisseur of paper stacks)! This pen pal kept her stationery small because the rest of her envelope was occupied by an Octavia Butler book, which I’m very excited to read.

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I’m obsessed with this beautifully maritime packet ship stamp! I appreciate USPS’ foray into space themes this year, but I’d still appreciate a good nautical set in 2017. If Royal Mail can do it, why can’t we?

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Fun fact: when I was a kid, I used to dream about having “plant powers” and often sketched (horrible) renditions of myself in full-on forest queen regalia, with little  vines spiraling from my fingertips. That’s all to say that I’m quite pleased that my Canadian pen pal decided to write my name in such a verdant fashion!

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I’ll close with two more letters from the Central US! I will seriously never tire of floral-themed mail. Maybe I’ll return the favor in kind by including pressed versions of these background blooms from my tree in my replies!

6 thoughts on “What’s In My Mailbox? While You Were Out

  1. thesnailmail May 9, 2016 / 10:27 am

    Wow–did she draw the croton leaves on the back of the brown envelope? So realistic!

  2. Idle Emma May 9, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    Such lovely mail! Always nice to return home to a stack of letters like that.
    That map envelope from the UK is seeming very familiar to me, I’m wondering if we have the same pen pal xD

    • Keely May 10, 2016 / 11:32 am

      Haha, it’s very possible! I often wonder how much the snail mail community is really interconnected, and whether or not we all are basically sending letters to the same people–we should all have a convention or a get-together someday 😀

      • Idle Emma May 10, 2016 / 11:41 am

        And I’m now picturing a bunch of snail mail enthusiasts sitting in a room together and rather than talking, writing letters and handing them to people xD

      • Keely May 10, 2016 / 12:15 pm

        for me, at least, that would probably be 100% accurate 😀

  3. Emily May 10, 2016 / 5:19 pm

    Ooooh! I LOVE those leaves!

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