Friday, November 18, 2011

Getting Snail Mail Makes Me Happy

I love getting things via snail mail!
Not to be confused with getting snails in the mail.
That might get smelly.

Yesterday I mentioned that one of my favorite blog friends
did something very thoughtful for me.

It was incredibly touching
to know that someone who I've not even met yet, outside of blogging,
took some time out of their busy day to think of me.

Let me explain.

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A couple of days ago, there was a parcel notice in our mailbox.

We drove over to the apartment complex office,
and my husband went inside to claim the mystery parcel.

My husband told me that the package was for him,
until I could pry it from his fingers.
That trickster!

Imagine my excitement when I saw my name on the box
and a familiar name in the return address label!

My very sweet blog friend, Alisha, had put together a
package of goodies assembled just for me.

Inside the mystery package, Alisha included a hand-written note
explaining her thought process behind each item.

She had read in one of my previous blog posts how much I love collecting shells,
so she collected a few from a beach in Texas and sent them my way.
I absolutely love them!

She also included a Christmas ornament for our first Florida Christmas.
It very appropriately reads "Merry Christmas Y'all" seeing how she's from Texas.
The even more perfect part is how Alisha remembered reading in a blog comment
that I love the word "y'all". I really wish it sounded natural when I said that word.

Apparently I had a pretty sweet Texan accent when I was three. Ask my parents.
We only lived in Texas until I was three years old, but I still want to use the word y'all.

She also included some other items.... including Sour Patch Kids.
Those were opened immediately after opening the included letter.

At times I really can't stand the Internet and social media.
I even recently deleted my Facebook account.

Obviously social media and blogging isn't all bad.
Especially when you get more snail mail because of it.

Thank you Alisha for your thoughtfulness and gifts!
If you haven't met this sweet girl yet, go visit her blog and get to know her.

Go on now:
{ Alisha and Brandon }


  1. Alisha is so so sweet! What a nice package!! Love snail mail :) Love you BOTH!

  2. That's so sweet of her to do. Very thoughtful.

    I have a huge glass vase in my bathroom that I like to add shells too from places I visit around the world. It looks so pretty.

    I want to eat the starburst! Yummy.

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING x

  3. What a great package! Alisha is so very sweet. :)

  4. How sweet of Alisha! That's so cute of her!

  5. That's sweet of her!! Snail mail is the best!

  6. Aww, thanks for your wonderfully sweet words Ash!! SO happy you loved the package!!! :) :) Hope you have a great weekend!!

    LOVE You!!!!!

  7. That is just the sweetest thing!! I love Alisha!!!

  8. Ok this is SO sweet! It's amazing how we can build such close friendships with bloggers we've never met :)

  9. So sweet... literally :) Gotta love real mail surprises!