Found The Letter Project

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

The Letter Project FoundSomePaper

 

When was the last time you wrote a letter? I bet you can’t remember. I understand it’s quite a hassle to write a letter, maybe even to make it pretty and then to send it to a friend compared to an email, a Snapchat, or a Whatsapp message.

I’m not saying I’ll make it less a hassle for you but I want to motivate you to get back to it, with The Letter Project. I already mentioned a few projects around writing letters at the very early days of my blog. Since then I have not stopped thinking about it and even sent two letters to my lovely friends in Germany. It’s not enough though. I really want to send more letters. I think it makes the receiver happy and it gives me the opportunity to be creative.

So here’s the plan:

  • Comment below with your email address or send me a message to foundsomepaper@gmail.com
  • I’m going to collect all the details of the participants
  • You have till 20th September 2015 to join us
  • Everyone (you don’t have to be a blogger by the way) will get a pen pal. YAY!
  • Send your letter by the 20th October 2015
  • Don’t forget to show us a picture when you receive/send your letter

I actually found an inspiration for The Letter Project. Gude from The Paperdashery got in touch with me and she just started her stationery brand. Part of her dreamy business is to create and send beautiful letters and packages. Whatever you need to ‘make’ your own letter you can find it in her shop. You probably noticed by now that I talk a lot about creating a letter. For me it’s not only about writing a few lines and sending it to someone, it’s an art itself. If I send a letter to a friend I want it to be special. When they open the letter they’re going to have an experience, a moment of happiness.

I found The Paperdashery’s Pinterest boards very inspirational so make sure you check them out. Gude will be also here (in the comments section) if you need any inspiration or have any questions about creating your letter. In order to get to know her a little better here are some questions for Gude.

  1. Why did you start The Paperdashery?
    I am a total stationery addict and also a keen snail-mailer with loads of fantastic pen pals, so this seemed the perfect way to combine my love of paper goods with happy mail (it also means I never run out of washi tape)!
  2. What makes your business unique?
    I truly believe in the positive power of happy mail.  We can make the world a better place by sending love to each other.  I’ve set up the #MamaMail project (happy mail for new mums) at The Paperdashery to do just that.  It’s a free service and all mamas who sign up get a discount code as a thank you for taking part.
  3. How do you stay creative?
    I like to be creative with the little things in life – making an origami card for a friend’s birthday, taking a photo of something I find beautiful in nature, I even find an absurd amount of pleasure in wrapping gifts (and orders)! I am inspired every day by my amazing Instagram feed – there is SO much talent out there from bloggers and crafters to artists and photographers.  And my boys (aged 3 & 4) love sticking, cutting, painting and constructing as much as I do.  They are fearless in their creative projects and are always keen to try out new materials and ideas, which means I feel free to experiment too without judgement or criticism.

I hope we get a few people together from all over the world. Gude and I are already two. Let’s do it!

Are you participating in The Letter Project?

x

PS: If you want to get anything from The Paperdashery shop you can use the code foundsomepaper to get 20% off till the end of September. Happy creating!

*This is not a sponsored post but a collaboration with a fellow blogger. I love supporting new businesses and I’m happy to promote these if they’re relevant for my blog.

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  • I’m so excited to be a part of this project Uli! x

    • Uli

      I’m very excited, too! I already received quite a few emails 😀 x

  • Ines Hristova

    Ah, ideas like this make me inspired to craft like crazy! 😀 xx

    • Yay Ines! I LOVE your happy mail FB posts – so creative & beautiful x

      • Uli

        Yessss, I’m glad I discovered Ines’ Facebook project To The Lovely & I can’t wait for her to join us! x

  • This is so exciting! I need to get back into this again. I’ll send you a message on twitter? 🙂 x

    • Uli

      Yay! Thanks for sending through your details! It’s gonna be great connecting with others through letters 🙂 x

  • I’d love to join in with this (and I promise I won’t bail last minute!!), if you’ll have me? teachaholicblog@gmail.com xxxx

    • Uli

      Of course, Sarah! It was such a shame you couldn’t come to the bloggers picnic at the end. It’s fantastic that you join The Letter Project though 🙂 Can you also send me an email with your full name & address? Thanks, hun! x

      • I’ll do it right now! 🙂 xxxx

  • vanessaquijano

    I want in! Can you sign me up through here? 🙂 xoxo

    • yay! another happy mailer 🙂

    • Uli

      Fantastic, Vanessa! I hoped you would join us! 😀 Send me your address in an email & we’ll take it from there. Have a lovely day! x

  • Oooh this is awesome! vanisha@pure-ly.com :))

    • Uli

      Thanks for joining us, Vanisha! Could you send me your address & full name to foundsomepaper@gmail.com & I add you to the list? That would be fabulous!! 🙂 x

  • Oh I love this. How have I only found out about this today? ohkori@gmail.com 🙂 xx

    • Uli

      Catarina, I don’t think you read my blog often enough hahaha Glad you’re joining us!! x

      • I haven’t read any blogs in such a long time, not even mine. My anxiety has kept me from all of that. 😮 xx

        • Uli

          Oh hun, sorry to hear that! I hope The Letter Project can be a nice distraction 🙂 x

  • xteenagedirtbag

    Ooh what a brilliant idea! My email is samantha.georgeson@ntlworld.com

    • Uli

      Can’t wait to get started! 🙂 x

  • AlbaLnz α

    Uh! I would love to participate here! albalanuza@gmail.com =)

    • Uli

      Awesomeness! Pen pal to follow soon 😉 x

  • Laura Elisabeth-Mary Steel

    Am I too late? laura.steel17@gmail.com

    • Uli

      If you quickly send me your full name & address to foundsomepaper@gmail.com I can add you. Everyone gets their pen pal tonight! x

  • Jenny Lowe

    I’m late…if you do this again, would love to be in.

    • Uli

      Hi Jenny! There is actually another participant who was a little late. If you can send me your address to foundsomepaper@gmail.com I can put you guys together 🙂 x

  • I wrote a little bit about happy mail – might be useful for those taking part… Would you be happy for me to share the link Uli? x

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