WHEN it comes to communicating, handwritten letters are where magic lies.
You can keep your texts, emails and tweets. In my opinion, if you really want to make someone’s day, a surprise in the post is the best way to make someone smile.
Unfortunately ‘happy post’ is a bit of a rarity these days. Our letterboxes that years ago brought all kinds of fabulous correspondence into people’s lives, are now inundated with bills, promotional fodder or just plain old junk.
So as someone who loves to write and receive letters, you can imagine my absolute delight when I discovered the incredible #postcircle initiative launched by the lovely craft blogger Miss Beatrix.
After talking about the joys of receiving exciting post on her blog and receiving an enthusiastic reader response, Anna – aka Miss Beatrix – decided to get the ball rolling and help bring more happy post into people’s lives by creating #postcircle.
The idea behind #postcircle is that you join a small group of people, all of whom love to send and receive lovely post. In each group there are six members and after being assigned your first partner (just to get things going), you are then free to post to whoever you chose, within your group.
It’s a bit like pen-friends but a whole lot cooler. And a hell of a lot more creative too.
As a beloved #postcircle member, ( I am in the Red Squirrel group), I cannot tell you enough how wonderful an idea I think it is and how much I love being a part of it. #postcircle has made me excited to receive post again and has also introduced me to some wonderful and talented people whom I would never have discovered.
Here is my first #postcircle surprise. I mean, just look at it! Who wouldn’t want to receive more of this through their letterbox?!
So if you feel like your postbox is lacking some joy too, you have a couple of choices.
You can either start spreading some post love yourself (see my reasons on why we should all write more letters) or join the #postcircle revolution and become a member too!
You can find out all about #postcircle and how it works here. And if you want to have a wee nosey at the kind of post people are sending and receiving, check out the #postcircle hashtag on Twitter and Instagram for some inspiration.
Thank you Anna for bringing so much joy into people’s lives! #postcircle really is the future. I have a feeling it may even go global ;-)
Till the next time, get your pens out and write somebody, something. I beg of you!
P.S I must also sat thank you to my good Twitter and blogger pal Franki for making me aware of #postcircle in the first place. Thanks Franki! x