5.11.2010

The Snail Mail Project




Not long ago, I posted a Random Acts of Kindness post about sending cards. I talked about how so many people don't use snail mail much any more, but a card or letter can really brighten someone's day.
Many of my readers commented that they actually send cards and letters quite often, and I was thinking, I need to get on their mailing lists, because I don't get nearly enough fun mail!
So, that got the little wheels in my little brain turning. I think it would be fun to do a Snail Mail Project!
I'm sure there are others out there, but I want to start my own, thankyouverymuch!
And I'm really hoping my awesome bloggy friends will join in with me.
All you have to do is leave a comment telling us a little bit about yourself: things you like or collect, favorite color, etc. Be sure you leave your email address! I will then match you up with your Snail Mail partner. It will be like a blog swap, only smaller and ongoing.
Also, when I get an official button made up, I will ask you to put in on the sidebar of your blog. The one on this post is a temporary.
Now, please, if you sign up for this, make sure you're going to participate. Please be willing to send at least one thing per month: nothing elaborate, just a letter or card. But please do not sign up if you don't feel that you'll be able to be a good, reliable Snail Mail partner. This should be fun for both partners! (that's what she said!) And this is one of the few inexpensive ways to have fun that we have left!
I'm going to leave the first comment myself, because I'm going to participate too; I don't want to be left out of the fun! I really hope you join in.
*ETA* If you would like to email me directly, you are welcome to do so. My email address is puttingthefunindysfunctional(at)gmail(dot)com .

Consider it your birthday gift to me! I am 37 today! =)

43 comments:

DysFUNctional Mom said...

As most of you know, my name is Cyndy and I live in Florida. I love the color purple, dogs, cats, owls, turtles, books, vintage/retro stuff, simple living, earth-friendly living, and thrifting. I collect magnets and my fridge is covered with them! And I love mail.

Karen in Texas said...

Happy Birthday Cyndy! Sounds like a fun thing going on here. You always come up with some good stuff.

~ M ~ said...

Happy Birthday, Cindy! Wishing you many happy returns.

This is a brilliant idea. I would love to join but I live in Indonesia, if that's alright with you let me know I miss getting real mail :D

OHmommy said...

Happy happy happy birthday Cyndy!

Tara R. said...

This sounds like great fun! I would love to participate... for any potential snail mail pals... I love books, and drink lots of tea. My hobbies are photography, crocheting and jewelry making. I live on the Gulf Coast of Florida and grew up in the mountains of Tennessee.

Happy Birthday Cyndy, I hope you have a great one!!

April said...

What a wonderful idea! I would love to participate, but with our house on the market right now, life is pretty crazy and I'm afraid I'd forget to send my card each month. :( I do wish you lots of success with it...should be fun for everyone! Happy Happy Birthday to you!

Manic Mother said...

doh! Sorry I forgot to respond to your email about the button! I am so in a fog right now. If you can find me an image of a snail you like I can see what I can do :) Happy Bday!

Aunt of 14 said...

Have a wonderful birthday, Cyndy!!!

My Mercurial Nature said...

Happy Birthday to you! And I think this is another good reminder to send cards in the mail. I'm gonna go pick up a bunch.

4 Lettre Words said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! That giveaway reminder came at the perfect time, huh!?! :o)

By the way...I'm Dina and I will be 37 on June 10th. I (110%) adore all three men in my home, which is in GA. Oh...and I'm a BIG Christian!

Tammie said...

ooh what fun. id love to participate.

my name is tammie, im 33. i love to read, bake, and sometimes sew. although im not that great. i love animals. i recently moved from florida to oregon and ive had a huge gigantic crush on alec baldwin for at least a decade.

ooh...this is going to be so much fun. thanks so much for this opportunity cyndy. Happy birthday!

Kmama said...

I'm visiting after you stopped by to make my SITS day so special last week.

Happy Birthday! What a cool idea.

Unknown Mami said...

Happy Birthday!

I think this is a wonderful idea. I would love to join in the future. Right now, I am a disorganized mess and I wouldn't want to let anyone down.

Heather said...

Happy Birthday girlie!! :)

Seizing My Day said...

Happy Birthday Cyndy ~ hey I just noticed two y's ... I think I always wrote cyndi... oops!! ugh! I am slow.. and blond. he he!

I love love Frog and Toad! just saying! so I will do it !!

I am Jenn ~ flower and animal loving, coffee drinking, home schoolin crafty, artistic mama, who wants to live on a farm on the beach .. if one exists! ;)

Miel Abeille said...

Happy Birthday!

I would love to join the snail mail project!

Please partner me up! (I'm fine with sending a letter outside of the US)

Amethyst Moon said...

Well Happy belated Birthday, Cyndy!
This is a great idea! Sign me up!

My name is Amethyst I live in the Tampa area. I love edgy things, tattoos, vintage fashion, retro anything, skulls (I'm in a pirate krewe) music of any kind, art, etc.. I'm not offended easily, and I love junk mail!!

shortmama said...

This sounds so fun!

Im Amanda (hi Amanda). I live in the hot desert of AZ. Im married to a cowboy who is only hear on weekends due to work. I have two daughters. I love anything beachy (its my escape from the barren desert), vintage 50s items, tattoos, class rock music, the color blue, dolphins, whales and manatees, reading, cooking and camping...that about covers it I think!

shortmama said...

Oh and happy belated bday!

Melani said...

yes, Happy Birthday late!

I would love to join!

I am Melani, going to be 38 in July. I am the SAHM of 4 children (17, 15, 4.5 and 2.5). I live in Southern CA and love summer.
I love children and animals, too! Purple is my favorite color. I love to garden, hike, swim and play video games with the hubs and family. I also love to blog and get snail mail that is not bills! I have an X husband and a step-daughter, 16 and in Texas. Ok, I think I will stop! LOL

Just Breathe said...

I am Debby, I live in California, grew up in a suburb of Chicago. I have two grown children. My favorite color is yellow, I love watching romantic movies. I love the mountains and the beach. I am a huge fan of pizza. I LOVE giraffe's and my Cairn Terrier Skye is my best friend. Love cooking in my crock pot. I have been really thinking of making a trip to Paris.

The Preschool Teacher said...

I would like to join. I'm from west virginia but live in ohio now. My favorites are butterflies, fairies, and purples. I'm appreciative of handmade items and off thewall things like you find on etsy for example. I like pretty much anything besides vanilla scent and coconut.

Idnt have a chance to write a lot on my blog anymore but I'm trying!

mimbles said...

Happy belated birthday :-)

This is a great idea, I won't sign up though as I'm terrible at keeping this kind of commitment. I do have very fond memories of exchanging letters with international penpals back in pre-internet days though.

ElizabethSheryl said...

I'd love to do this!

I'm Elizabeth, I'm 24, getting divorced, had WLS almost 2 years ago. My favorite color is purple. I love astrology and all that fun new-agey stuff. I love to sing, watch funny comedies from the BBC, embroider/scrapbook and I live in las vegas where I grew up..only escaped to Oregon for a few years. :)

ElizabethSheryl said...

**oh and I love polka-dots, florals, paisley that kind of thing..not so much with the animal print. lol

Mrs4444 said...

I think this is a terrific idea. Unfortunately, I am sick and not feeling very motivated, so I'll just say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! You're SIWIKERL (Someone I Wish I Knew In Real Life.)

Kirby3131 said...

I didn't read all of the comments, but I thought I'd let you know that I'd totally be willing to mail cards to Indonesia.

I do love cards, letters, fortune cookie fortunes, pages from a magazine that were interesting - small stuff like that.

I'm allergic to all things with a scent, except for unscented LOL, but I do love cats, nearly every color of the rainbow, photography, pottery bowls, pottery in general, IKEA, kitchen gadgets and paper...cards, wrapping, maps, etc.

I would love to be a part of a snail mail, ongoing event. Put my name in the hat and twirl it around :)

Kristin - The Goat

Kel said...

Ok, so I'm a little late (ok a LOT late) posting, but I'm up for it if you're still finding people! :)

I'm Kel and I'm 30. I have two girls and work full time as a 'geek.' I love blue in all shades, have a fondness for the beach and the smell of the ocean. I'm pretty random - baking, crafts, music, anything goes and yes, I'm the person who will try anything once! ;)

Mary Lou said...

Hi and Happy Birthday.
I love snail mail but could be because I'm 61 and that has been the way most of my life. I make greeting cards so this is the perfect thing for me to join.
I love green, knit, sew and make cards. Don't cook much anymore.
Thanks for pairing me with another wonderful blogger.

3LittleMonkeys said...

Hi! I'm stopping by from Jenn's blog, Seizing My Day. She wrote about this snail mail project and I would love to join. I live in Canada though...would that be a problem?

I have 3 little boys, I love to exercise, read books, watch reality TV, and drink lattes.

Shelley T. said...

I just saw this and I would love to join if possible. I have two daughters 4 and 3 months and I work full time outside the home. I am also working towards my Masters degree online. I love to read and go for walks. I have recently found a love for coffee!

Shelley T. said...

e-mail

stownsend81@live.com

Shelley T. said...

e-mail

stownsend81@live.com

Misty Dawn said...

Came over from Seizing My Day. Jenn really promoted this project wonderfully. This is a truly fantastic idea! I'd love to participate.

I'll be 35 in June. Hubs and I moved from Ohio to Missouri in 2007. I work three jobs, attend college online (working on web development certificate), my husband and I farm, and we have three Border Collies. I love photography, nature, dogs (especially Border Collies & wolves-my dad has a wolfdog), books (especially mysteries), blogging and the internet, the color purple, camping, fishing, and outdoor photo walks.
This will be FUN!
pcsbymisty (at) gmail (dot) com

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

This is a nice idea but I know I would not be consistent in sending something every month but will mention about this project in my "Things I Learned This Week" post next Friday with a link back here. (I'm also trying to keep from adding more to my sidebars--they are already full.

Brandy said...

oooh I need to get in on this. My name is brandy and I heart owls and books and blogging and making new friends. I'm an oklahoma girl. and love mail.

Just Lisa said...

I'll play! My name is Lisa. I live in California with my hubby and two kids. I like cats, reading, and making my house pretty (so maybe you could send me a housekeeper, since it's not going get clean by itself!)

Great idea!

Karo said...

I would LOVE to join in! I miss getting handwritten cards and letters in my mailbox. My name is Karen (Karo) and I'm a single mom to two teens. I'll be turning 36 soon and will graduate with my degree in Special Education next May. I'm book-obsessed and have a yarn and fabric stash that is ridiculous. Love spending time crocheting afghans and such for people I love. My favorite color is red. I am so looking forward to participating in this! My email is karo "at" callmekaro "dot" com

Ruth Ann said...

I would love to join in too, if that's possible! I love writing and receiving hand written letters! This sounds like soo much fun!
-Ruth Ann
rshal@zoominternet.net

Mel Fraase said...

I'm all in, this sounds fun!! Also, my daughter Aria will be 9 this fall, and if Elayna still has an opening she'd love to be a pen pal! I will email you the details!!

Shawna said...

I'd love to get in on this. Is it too late? Shall I leave my "favorites" here, or should I e-mail you?

shawna.mygirls@yahoo.com

jacque4u2c said...

Hello! I would love to be a part of this great snail mail project. My daughter is 9 and would love to be a part of this too!

I will email you!

Ms. Diva said...

I am sooooooo late to this party! Is it too late to participate?