#SendALetterDay – Writing Letters is Self-Care

#SendALetterDaySadly, it’s the last day of National Stationery Week today. However, I have an amazing guest post today from a dear friend of mine. I have often spoken about writing letters and the benefits to me, or reasons to write. However,  For #SendALetterDay, Laura talks about how writing letters is a form of self-care for her. I absolutely adore this post and honestly, think it needs no introduction. All I can say is that if self-isolation is getting to you and you’re feeling particularly lonely in these trying times, read this post and hopefully be inspired to connect to people through the art of letter writing.

Find out more about the #SendALetterDay campaign by searching the hashtag on social media. However, without further ado, let’s hear from Laura and why writing letters is important to her.

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Christmas Stamps – Royal Mail 2019 Stamps

Every year, the Royal Mail bring out the new Christmas stamps. They alternative between a religious themed set and a secular set. 2019’s Christmas stamps take a religious approach, bringing the nativity story alive. I quite like the style of this year’s collection. There are eight different stamps in the collection. It is very colourful, featuring beautiful paper-cut art and illustrations. You may have already seen these around but I wanted to share them with you, in case you hadn’t. 

Christmas Stamps 2019

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DIY Advent Calendar – Using Letters

This year, I decided to get a little crafty whilst making some gifts for people. I really enjoy writing letters to people – even if they are super short. Often, it takes more time and effort than buying a gift and it’s really the thought that counts for me. So, I came up with a way to combine my love for letterwriting with Christmas. I decided to make one of my friends a DIY Advent Calendar this year. This could easily be changed up for occasion – or just as a random gift – though, in all honesty. 

DIY Advent Calendar for Blogmas

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Letter to Santa – last chance to get free replies from Santa!

As a child, I never really got to write a letter to Santa. It just was not something that I did – or believed in. Over the years, however, I have seen so much excitement of believing in Santa. It is very sweet how excited children can get. They are even more excited when they receive a letter from Santa in reply.

Blogmas - Letter to Santa

Now I don’t think Christmas is about receiving gifts – not at all. In fact, we started doing Secret Santa at work, I usually didn’t get anything. Christmas for me is about giving. That could be giving a gift, helping others or just giving your time to your loved ones. But I really do love seeing how excited children get for Christmas and I love the fact that writing a letter to Santa actually encourages children to write more letters.

Letterwriting is a great habit to get into and if writing letters to Santa is the way to get people into it then I am all for that. 

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World Calligraphy Day 2019

WCD LogoThe past few months have been a bit of struggle. A lot of trying to find my feet in the world and getting back to where I want to be. In order to improve my physical wellbeing, I started to focus a bit more on my health. Attempting to eat a little healthier, take the stairs more or walk a bit. But my physical health is also very intertwined with my mental health. To look after the latter, self-care became a priority. For me, this was finding a way to relax as well as express myself. Self-care means something different to everyone, unique to people’s hobbies and interests. For me, stationery is one of the biggest ways for me to look after mental wellbeing. After all, I did list the top Stationery Self-Care methods I recommend, which I still use to this day. And so, World Calligraphy Day could not have come at a more appropriate time. And I am super excited to be involved with it. Continue reading “World Calligraphy Day 2019”