You are totally getting excited about #52hellos ! I am so glad! Imagine if nobody sent me a letter. I would have looked like such a goose. Probably I would have asked my friends to write to me, but luckily there was no need because YOU ARE WRITING TO ME! Gosh.
It’s the new way to comment, don’t you know? Just send a letter!
Of course, 52 Hellos is not just about ME getting letters. It’s a pledge to try to send 52 letters (hellos!) over a set period of time. For me, it’s 52 letters/hellos in 52 weeks. You can see the first letter I sent here (it was to my Nan!) You can find out how to send me a letter or more about the project here.
This week we’ve got a few hellos to get excited about. They are all ace and special for their own reasons.
Here is a postcard from Alyson (from NSW, obviously!) I have met Alyson before and I can tell you she is really gorgeous AND she knows how to stop the cockatoos from eating the chook food. Also she knows all about chooks. Thanks for the beautiful cocky and hearty chortle, Al!
This lovely New Year’s card packed full of generous sentiment is from Rin. It’s not MY Rin, but it’s an interesting and talented New South Wales Rin nonetheless. Here’s what Rin sent… (I really love this Neil Gaiman quote and could an envelope be anymore festive? I think not! Also – the fish! My fish curled right up, so that makes total sense!) Thanks Rin! It was the best fun opening your hello!
And I really love this letter from Carla (who is living in Germany), not only because it’s written over a couple of pages, but also because it really gets to the heart of what writing letters is all about. Thanks heaps for writing Carla. I totally agree that the letter-writing is for US and that we should concentrate on the lovely ritual of it (whether we get a reply, or not).
Life’s like that too. Maybe you don’t always get the feedback or response you want, but it’s so important to keep doing the things that keep us connected anyway.
if you click on these images you can enlarge them (hopefully!)
W . I . N !
What do you like about these letters?
Leave a comment telling me (or their writers) below and my FAVOURITE comment of the week will win a cute lil #52hellos themed prize!
(Closes midnight Tuesday 20 January, Melbourne time)
I’ll be back to show you more of the hellos that have found their way to me NEXT Wednesday! (Maybe you spy yours in the box above already?!)
More about #52hellos
YAY!!! The winner of last week’s #52hellos giveaway is Megan B. Please send me an email and I will send you a prize!