Talk about a wide-open theme for interpretation.
Letters can cover a whole heap of different things, so it will be interesting to see how people look at things. For me? I kind of went toward a mixture of things, but it was with the idea of the written letter.
When I was younger, I used to love writing letters. I’ve recently discovered a whole new and modern world of pen pals. That is cool because with technology, it’s nice that people still like to take the time to write.
A lot of the newer people who pen pal are uber creative, too. It’s not just writing a letter but so many things that make it a personal and very cool experience. The accounts on Instagram are aplenty if you want to look.
So far, my experience with pen pals is mixed. I have one I made earlier this year and I’m up on the next round of writing. I have an idea on what I want to do and am getting everything together. I also am supposed to start one other person, and I’ve been working slowly on it. It’s a fun and creative process. I’ve sent one other and I hope it’s arrived as I sent it more than two months ago. Maybe it wasn’t what they were expecting. Not sure. Hopefully it went through and all was good. A couple of others were going to start one with me, so I await those in hopes they come through.
Letters overall are fun. They make up a lot of things and as I was working on this, I tended to notice so many items and the letters that go with them.
Below is my take. I hope you enjoyed this month’s challenge!
I also hope, during this time, you are taking care of yourselves, staying healthy, and being safe. Without anything further, here are my five for the month!
If you are going to send good old snail mail, you need stamps These are four stamps I won in an Instagram contest. How cool are these? Most news stamps, at least that I see in the US, are sticky back etc. They are essentially stickers. The old-school stamps like this are very cool to find. These are definitely older and not sure what I will do with them as I almost don’t want to use them.
I’m trying to get more consistent with a bullet journal. My way of doing things, though, is using it as a journal. I want to get track of things. Be creative. Have fun. I don’t want it to be a planner, though I do have calendars and stuff in it to mark down important things. I’m still trying to find my style, though.
3. Snail mail
This was the first pen pal letter I received this year. I’ve since sent and then received another. I am working on the next response. Love the wax seal and this inspired me to get some of these as well!
4. Washi tape
As I find my own style with journaling and writing letters, I am trying to get creative. And I’ve discovered washi tape, which is awesome to have. It’s very useful. These are ones I recently received, and I like how those words (letters!) are in English and Chinese.
5. Hand-written signs
For those who know me, you might know I do love signs. And I really like hand-written ones because I feel it’s a slice of Americana. This is one that’s been hanging in my town for a while. I pass it a bunch when I am walking.
And there are my five for the month!
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And for those of you who participated, make sure you try and get to other people’s blogs and comment (here, too!).
Let’s continue to grow this challenge and have a strong community. Come back and check out the others who link later on, too! NOTE: We have a Facebook group for those who participate in the challenge and are interested. I’ll post any announcements there and hopefully it can be a place where things are discussed and some interaction etc. You can access it here.
Make sure, too, to come back tomorrow to see August’s theme!
Photo Blogging Challenge: August 2020 results