What’s In My Mailbox: Who Knows Where The Time Goes?


Can you believe it’s already

  • Friday
  • mid-October
  • time for me to show off more incoming mail?

Last week’s mail haul was jewel-toned and summery, but the letters I received this week have a more autumnal feel.

(I’m still keeping my outgoing mail maritime and beachy, though! I will keep denying Mainland season changes for all eternity.)


Let’s start with the letter I received (and previewed!) last week from Germany, a teal beauty packed with…even more jewel-toned, teal treasures.

(You might notice the calligraphy practice sheets in the background–this friend of mine is a master at hand-lettering, and I’m eager to see if I can pick up some skills myself!)


She included a nice poster and some “gratitude cards” that I’ve already used in my journal. Bonus points for giving me an opportunity to practice my German (and then check her translations, of course).


This mail from my geographically nearest pen pal looks appropriately autumnal, considering how New England’s October transformation has begun. I love the pumpkin sticker on her mail tag notes, and this tiny envelope.

Speaking of tiny envelopes…


…here are some cuties that Emma sent me from Ireland! She encouraged me to use them as templates for further tiny envelope creation, which I’m definitely going to do. (I’m not sure what happened to those poor stamps, though, and who is responsible for scribbling upon them!)


Perhaps I’ll have my own army of little envelopes ready for my next outgoing mail post!

4 thoughts on “What’s In My Mailbox: Who Knows Where The Time Goes?

  1. Idle Emma October 14, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    The envelope must have missed been stamped with the postmark so someone just took a pen to it instead, first time I’ve seen that happen!

    • Mailbox Mermaid October 18, 2016 / 1:45 pm

      So strange–and such a pretty stamp to scribble upon, too! Oh the mysteries of the postal service!

      • Idle Emma October 19, 2016 / 6:19 am

        ’tis a mystery! I mean, last Christmas, my parents actually got a Christmas card in the post that didn’t actually have a stamp on it – strange things happen sometimes!

  2. thesnailmail October 15, 2016 / 10:18 am

    Occasionally I’ll get a card or letter with scribbled-upon stamps, too! More often, though, I’ll see no cancellations at all.

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