Lost Art of Writing Letters

Mistletoe Christmas Cards

Over a month ago I received a letter from my dear friend Clare. I have only met Clare the once when she came to visit me on our farm but this year we have been riding the roller-coaster that is motherhood together. Clare writes the blog ‘The Life of Clare‘ and at the moment they are building their house all with a little one in tow. We have been emailing each other over the past few years and mores so during our pregnancies and then we had newborns.

Recently I had my first real melt-down as a mum and Clare sent me a letter along with some choccies and a tea bag. So I could have some me time! The best thing to come in the post ever. Clare has just taken up the art of letter writing and I think next year I will too. Getting things in your post that are not bills is always exciting. I have been inspired by how it feels to read a letter and then take the time to write one back. I remember writing letters heaps when I was younger, writing post cards while travelling and now I only seem to communicate via email. Where has the lost art of letter writing gone?

In a few of my Christmas Cards I wrote letters to my friends who have helped me out this year and kept me inspired. Big shout out to Kathy from ‘Our Simple Meaningful Life‘.  Motherhood is crazy, I love it and some days I wish I had a tribe of people helping. Isla has grown up and turned into a little human and soon to be walking eek! Then speaking – oh no.

2015 will be the return of letter writing and the simple things. Simple things like getting crafty and making Christmas Cards. I found this idea on Pintrest (if you are on Pintrest let me know I would love to follow you). It was a three person job to make them but  I reckon that they turned out ok. I also made a few ornaments out of them for when Isla gets older to see the size of her wee feet.

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Isla, Roy and I made these cards. Half of them are back to front, some are squidgey others not so great. The main thing was that we got some cute cards to send out in the post for Christmas. This project was definitely a three man job. Roy held Isla, while I stamped her feet into the paint then on to the cards. Working very quickly we managed to do about 20 cards. It was a lot of fun and Isla still has a little bit of paint on her big toe nail that just wont budge.

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2 Comments

  1. The handmade cards were beautiful and a great Christmas tradition for your family. Another cute idea is thumb prints and then you use a pen to make them into reindeers. I did that with my kids last year and they loved it. Raising a baby and having a farm takes a village and as long as you put the word out to the village people will be there with bells on. My favourite part this year has been seeing your instagram pics with Isla in the capsule in the wheel barrow or in her pram eating veggies straight from the garden. What a wonderful life she is going to have. Enjoy your Woodford camping look forward to the photos and stories. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane

  2. Those cards are the cutest. I design and print a Christmas card every year and used to send dozens. I sent cards this year but very few arrived in our letterbox and I, instead, had many well wishes on Facebook. Never quite the same though, and I do love having a personal letter in my mail box. I’ll still always send them. They’re such a treat to receive.