Pinterest and Penfriends

I recently discovered Pinterest and find it a never-ending supply of ideas and inspiration. One of the things that I discovered is that there are many people still very interested in "Snail Mail" and Penpals. I had my first penfriend when I was about 15 years old. I still write to friends in several countries. It always pays to check what is allowed to be posted to other countries, as there are strict rules around this. I also write letters to my grandchildren. I'm sure that it's as much fun to find a letter in the mail box now as it was when I was a child. I still have handwritten letters from my Grandparents that I have treasured for many years. My Grandfather had the most elegant handwriting of anyone I have ever known. Even if he was writing a shopping list it never changed. If he had sent me an email I doubt that I would still have it!

So never underestimate how happy it makes people to receive mail in the post box. Even a note, saying "I'm thinking of you". 

And as it is the month of May, I hope that many people will take the opportunity to write a letter, especially to their mother, or grandmother, or other significant person in their life if they are not able to visit them. The photo below is my Mum, who is no longer with me except in my heart. Happy Mother's Day!  


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