If you didn't know already, currently my main interest in stamps comes through via snail mail - using them (the nice ones) to send letters, and seeing them on letters written to me. I write to penfriends and correspondents around the world.
This month, February, there are some letter writing projects where people try to commit to writing one usually handwritten missive every day to send through the postal system. There's a huge list of addresses on one site (subtitled a handwritten letter every day) available until the end of the month, and then some addresses will stay up until late into the year. I'm on there! In previous years, I received quite a bit of post from the US!
I write my letters mostly with a fountain pen. I love how the ink (if it and the pen behaves) flows across the page. I was astonished though that proper joined up handwriting was no longer being taught in many areas of the world in favour of block/print writing and typing.Those who collect or appreciate the old covers from the beginning of the last century would notice the beautiful penmanship of the address.
I'm even more passionate about letter writing than I was 10 years ago. I use wax seals to close up many an envelope.
I know some people complain at the lack of used modern stamps... Well, people need to send more nice mail with nice stamps on (Mr Grumpy is included). Go on, give it a try! Just think of all the nice stamps you can use (except, in Kacyd's case, those bells).
Out of curiosity, does anyone want to guess how much mail will come my way this month and into the middle of March? How many global forevers of one type or another, how many forevers, hats, penguins, butterflies... from the US... and from how many countries I'll receive mail from (dare I allow England as a separate country to Wales for this!?)? Last year, I received around 65 nice pieces of mail in the 6 weeks.
I am a letter writer, snailmail addict. I send therefore I receive. I also manage a letter writing/correspondence forum called A World of Snail Mail and have a blog (link is in my profile). I sometimes post pictures on Instagram (username morgaine_does_snail_mail) Stamp themes - science, nature, postal history, maps, nice stamps.
FairyFoot, I am not a letter writer. I had pen pals growing up and I just could never sit down and write a half way decent letter. My poor ex-husband received 1 letter every couple of months when he was stationed overseas. I have always preferred to pick up the phone and speak to the person.
Most of the schools here in the states don't teach cursive anymore. I prefer cursive to printing. When I do my postcrossing cards I do use print to make it easier for the recipient to read but most of what I write is done cursively. My mother used a fountain pen for many years and I can remember her using an old fashioned blotter after she would finish a line of writing.
I would venture to guess that you will receive about 80 pieces of mail. US will account for 47 of those: Global forevers -22 Yes I would allow England as a separate country.
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