Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Dear Darlings: Penpal Signups and More!
A few weeks ago, I put a little feeler out there to see if you guys were interested in doing a penpal project over here, and I'm calling it "Dear Darlings" (gotta give the blog a little shoutout!). Today marks the first day of signups for this delightfully fun endeavor! Please send me an email if you're interested in joining the project, and I'll give you all the details. The basic lowdown is that I'll be creating penpal groups (about 5 people per group), and then you'll send letters to and receive letters from all of the people in that group. The signups have "rolling admissions," so to speak, so the earlier you sign up, the faster you'll get your penpals, and there isn't any distinct deadline for signups. Also, I'd like your opinion -- would you rather have free reign, and write about anything that strikes you, or would you prefer that I assign a topic/theme every few weeks?
There's more exciting letter-writing news! Some new sponsors who will be joining us in the next few weeks will be: (a) hosting giveaways of beautiful stationery, which would be perfect to use for your penpals, (b) offering special discounts to you guys on the stationery, and (c) premiering their latest stationery lines right here at Oh, My Darling, for you to see it first! How awesome is that?
Why am I arranging this little project? Well, I love all things related to old-fashioned letter-writing -- finding beautiful stationery and cards to send, coming up with a fun little message to write to your recipient, and then seeing a pretty envelope in the mail in response, among all of the junk mail and bills that usually arrives in the mailbox. And something tells me that you guys love it, too.
In fact, I love letters and cards so much that I keep a little shoebox filled with old notes that I've received over the years. My favorite letters that I have kept are the ones from my grandmother, who wrote to me faithfully until Alzheimer's took over her ability to know how to write. Do you have any letters or cards that you especially treasure?
Also, upon searching through the box to take these photos, I noticed that my parents have given me the exact same valentine for three years in a row. Hilarious.
Can't wait to hear from those of you who are interested in the "Dear Darlings" project, and get ready for a whole lotta stationery awesomeness over here, throughout the month of August!