I'm sure when the Internet first took off people all around the world thought that use of our postal services would decline....well I've never visited the Post Office so often in my life as I do now!
Perhaps it's more a case of finding excuses to keep snail mail going - a poorly friend in need of a get well soon card, or sending a housewarming card to a friend's new address. Whatever the excuse, I just love it! I get as much joy out of sending mail as I do receiving it.
Recently a couple of friends have moved house...so I dug out my scrap basket and whiped up some cards.
These are nothing more than pretty scraps sewn into little house shapes! Simple yet so effective.
I sent another friend a get well soon card recently too, this time a cute little cross stitched one.
The pattern is from a past edition of Cross Stitcher magazine - which funnily enough I received in the post from another new online friend - we did a little swap! She sent me a selection of cross stitch magazines and I sent her some other magazines and some fabric scraps.
I was also delighted to receive a little unexpected gift in the post from an Instagram friend, she saw this book, thought I'd like it so she very kindly sent it to me!
I guess these are what's known as random acts of kindness, nothing is needed in return.
I've also been lucky enough to be the recipient of notions such as buttons and wool...just because the senders thought I'd like them!
It's so nice to know that you're being thought of by friends so far away - and friends you've never even met!
So I definitely felt that it was high time I bought myself one of these -