the snail mail collective

Le Classique:  of letters and mails

I’ve always loved the idea of receiving handwritten letters. And I still love the classic way of how it can connect people. It just gives me a different feel, something text messages cannot do.

I remember when I was a kid, I used to get greeting cards and letters from my dad when he was in the US. It feels so amazing whenever the mailman rings the doorbell and hands our parcel. Those were the times where mails used to be so exciting. There was an endless possibility of happiness.

In today’s digital age, people have stopped sending mails as they used to because emails tend to work faster and consume less time. Snail mailing’s existence has been effaced from most people’s memory and that made me sad.

Despite of how much it got unnoticed, it made me came up with a personal project I want to share with everyone soon. I’ve just started getting pen pals from different countries. This is personally one of the bullets in my bucket list and this is probably a long term thing. Also, shoutout to my friend who have pushed me to start sending mails.

Here are the stuff I got this month:

The total postcards I got this month. Most of them came in a parcel. Got a few stamps, vintage papers, stickers, washi samples, coins from their country, pressed leaves and some other stuff.

The very first postcard that came. From Manila, Philippines. And yep this postcard still traveled even though Nina can personally hand this to me lol.

I just love it when someone describes to me something about a particular place. It just makes me curious and gives me an urge to explore.

Blank postcards from Nebraska. Thank you for this!

Those are just a few of the stuff I got. And it feels really nice to get these after a very long time. Long enough for most people to forget how meaningful and exciting it is to wait for mails to get to you. But it still feels good to know that there are still people who never stopped sending mails, and that’s nice to know.

I will always admire the effort of sharing your thoughts and connecting with people through letters. This idea will forever give me the sparkles and I’ll always prefer this kind of distant interaction.

It’s always better than emails, just imagine how nostalgic it can get to read old mails. For me, I’d always prefer physical copies for safekeeping. Also it’s amazing to think what your mail went through on its journey on the way just to get to you, and for me that’s enough reason to prove that they’re better than emails that can only be typed and sent in a blink (btw, thank you for the constant innovation of technology). But they’re two different things, but let’s not forget about how wonderful mails are.

Let’s start by sending simple letters or postcards to our friends, give greeting cards a rebirth or to just even write a note to someone and see how handwritten letters can make someone feel. Try to live the classic way, they’re still the best *puts the thumbs up emoji here and winks*

Your ever wandrous soul,

MARY

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These beautiful Hubble imagery stamps of nebulæ make a fine addition to the space section of my collection. I’m in love with the art and gentle colors of the constellation stamps. <3 

ID #30211

Name: Talissia
Age: 28
Country: USA

Hello Everyone. My first name is Talissia (ta-lee-see-ya) but please feel free to call me Lisa. I’m a 28 year old wiccan and I’m looking for someone to instant message on AOL,AIM,Facebook or thru sms (textmessaging). I like to play the sims 3 and am in the mist of finishing up my witchcraft book collection. Now that I’ve achieved every type possible (from Witch by Lisa Lister to The Grandmother of Time by Z Budapest to The Green Wiccan Herbal by Silja to Teen Witch by Silver Ravenwolf to The Goodly Spellbook) I’m starting in on my herb collection.

Preferences: N/A 

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I’ve been looking for the right notebook to keep a snailmail log in, and I think I hit the jackpot! I ordered this awesome six-squared, gridded notebook from MochiThings last week and covered it in some of my favorite papers: wrapping paper from a bookstore in Paris. 

ID #56414

Name: Ed
Age: 16
Country: USA

Hi, I’m awful at introductions but i’ll try my best.

I’m ed and I’m currently a junior in high school (soon to be senior) and i have tons of interests. My main passions are art, music, and gaming. If I don’t end up killing myself before college, I’d like to study animation or game design.
I’m an infj. I’m generally extremely shy, awkward, and a bit depressing as a warning, but I can be pretty funny, a good listener, and open minded. I definitely will never judge you unless you’re a really awful person. I’m also a supporter of LGBT rights, feminism, anti-fascism, and BLM.
Some shows I’m watching at the moment are It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Freaks and Geeks, Gossip Girl, and Yu Yu Hakusho.
My music taste varies… widely. I love rap, hip hop, r&b, indie, grunge, folk, and alternative first and foremost. I’m always up for hearing new things.
I’m a pretty big gamer. A few of my favorites are Fallout, Metal Gear Solid, and Dragon Age. I also play Overwatch and League of Legends on occasion.
I also enjoy reading every once in a while. I live a block away from a library so I basically have access to any book I’d like whenever I want. The book I’m currently reading is A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara and I recently finished reading whiskey words & a shovel vol II by R.H. Sin.
Most of all, I love art. I’d love share some doodles and such through snail mail. I should mention that I love collecting stationery as well, so expect colorful letters/packages from me. :~)

It would be amazing to find someone like me but I’m honestly up to talk talk about anything with anyone. I’d love to get to know you! Oh, and my preferred method of communication is either snail mail or email.

Preferences: preferably 16-21 and in the u.s. but i can make exceptions.

dust-asterisms  asked:

when you get this, please post 10 facts about yourself and then pass it along to 10 followers!

1. i’m a night owl, don’t be surprised to catch me here at 3am
2. i was invited to watch some fashion shows at PortugalFashion this weekend
3. i enjoy morning walks
4. i reorganized my fabrics (and i have more than i remembered??)
5. i haven’t left the country in 3 years
6. i love italian food
7. i donated blood yesterday
8. i’m really excited about the book of dust release in a few days!!
9. i love snail mail
10. i collect pocket watches

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My new stamps came in the mail today, so I can finally send out my letter to Mary and some Postcrossing cards to Belarus, Portugal, Finland and the Netherlands. <3