October 15, 2012 § 6 Comments
A year? A year! Yes, it’s true. One year ago today I launched Scribbling Glue into public view stating that my mission was “To start a revolution and inspire people to connect with each other through the simple act of scribbling.” Little did I know that, in fact, I was joining a movement that was already going strong.
In case you haven’t yet discovered it for yourself, here’s the inside scoop: the internet is full of letter-writers, post card projects, handwriting enthusiasts, postal initiatives, and individuals and alliances that pour energy into supporting and encouraging these undertakings. It’s truly delightful.
In celebration of my first blogiversary, I’ve put together some goodies to giveaway in the hopes of further encouraging those who enjoy a bit of postal, handwritten, or scribbled fun. In the style of Scribbling Glue, what’s included is a bit of a hodgepodge.
The lucky winner will receive:
- 1 green-hued, one-of-a-kind, handmade greeting card with which to declare your stamp of approval for someone
- 1 lovely-dovey gift enclosure with yellow envelope
- 2 reproduction Soapine trade card postcards featuring children who, presumably, are wearing very clean clothes
- 5 mini-flats from House Mouse Designs; no envelopes, but perfect for sticking in lunchboxes or suitcases, on gifts or vases, and under covers when you need to leave a tiny note
To enter yourself for a chance to have this lovely bundle delivered to your mailbox, either leave a comment or use the Connect! page to send me a private message by midnight on Friday, October 19th. I will select a winner at random and will be in touch about the necessary mailing details.
I hope you’re as excited about this as I am!
October 15, 2011 § 6 Comments
It is because of my sister that I am a letter-writer. I was in third grade when she went off to college and I missed her like crazy. I started my first letter to her almost as soon as she pulled out of the driveway.
When I came up with the idea of Scribbling Glue as a 30 Day Challenge project, I hauled out a box of letters from long ago and tried to find the first letter I remember receiving. No luck. What I did find from my early days of scribbling were the letters my sister had sent me when she was in college.
Almost every single letter included thanks for recent mail I had sent to her and some variation on the request “Write to me!”
So, I did. And that’s how I became a letter writer.
When I shared my idea about starting Scribbling Glue, my friend and fellow 30DCer Elloa messaged me, “There is an art to letter writing that is fast being lost in today’s emailcentric world, and you are one of the pioneers reinvigorating it!“
This not only made my day, it helped me define my mission: To start a revolution and inspire people to connect with each other through the simple act of scribbling.
I’m very fortunate to have a number of scribbling friends, but there are people out there who have forgotten the thrill of a friendly letter in the mailbox, the delight of a love-filled line or two scrawled on a piece of scrap paper, the excitement of a note folded just so and passed across a classroom. I’m dedicated to bringing back that thrill, delight and excitement. And I’m daring you to join me! That’s right, I want YOU to write letters, too. Does that feel scary? Old-fashioned? Too much like school? Slow? Not your thing? Hang on, hold tight, and stick with me, because we’re going to throw out the rules and make it fun!