Fact: I love everything about letter writing, even the non-love-lettering kinds. I joke that I spend a third of my income on postage, and it’s probably not that big of an exaggeration. There’s something so wonderful about writing about something, anything, really – I often write about the characters in my novel, or about the coffee I’m drinking, or about the weather, or swimming, or the book I’m reading – then popping it in a postbox only to have it whisked away to a far off (or not-so-far-off) mailbox. Magic, I tell you.
But even more magical is getting a letter in the mail! A game-changer. An entire week changer! Last week, I got a letter in the mail from my grandpa with a poem he had read in the paper and clipped out for me. My heart just about burst.
So when The Paper Place asked Jaime from Send More Mail and me to be a part of their Letter Writing Summer Social, I jumped at the chance. There was free reign on all of their incredible paper and crafty supplies. And Toronto First Post Office had a pop-up shop. There was a lineup when I arrived to set up. Like, full-on-rockstar-concert-lineup. Ah-mazing. And then we wrote love letters to Toronto and ate cookies.
Best. Wednesday. Night. Of. The. Summer.