(Sorry about the greyness of the photos, blame the weather!)
I love paper. Stickers. Ribbons. Tape. Pens. If you buy me cute stationary of any kind, I'll love you forever. It's definitely my weak spot. I could spend millions in Paperchase if my budget would allow. I've recently started writing to my friend who lives in London, after we lost touch when she moved there for university last year, and my love for handwritten letters has returned. The other day I found a wonderful quote on the internet but I forgot to save it ): It was saying how a handwritten letter tells you so much more than an email, it shows the hesitation of your pen on the opening line, the deliberation of each word and shake of each letter.
It's so much more personal, but you don't see it much anymore. Texting, emailing, facebook chatting is all replacing the now 'old-fashioned' idea of letter writing. It is easier, faster and cheaper. I understand that, I used those methods all the time don't get me wrong. But what happened to actually sitting down and spending time to write a letter, with your favourite pen and a fresh piece of paper?
I made my first Etsy purchase the other day from a little shop called 'Cute Creations'. (Super fast delivery, cute packaging and extra goodies!) I bought a pack of japanese memo sheets and ohhh I am hooked. There aren't many other stationary items in that shop which is a huge shame because it is based in England and is pretty cheap. Does anyone know where else I can buy Japanese stationary for a good price?
I can't stop staring at all these lovely pieces of paper. I am actually getting to the point where I think they are too pretty to write on! But of course, thats silly. They're quite small, so not great for writing letters on, but I plan to pop some in my next letter with a little note on :)
As much as I enjoy writing letters, I only have the one penpal at the moment, who I know in real life. I haven't plucked up the courage to ask anyone I don't know yet, but I'd really like to! I think, possibly, when I'm feeling brave I'll ask some fellow bloggers if they fancy sending some letters too :)