#87 Vanessa (package swap)

From: Vanessa, Belgium - December 2012

I received another letter with some really cool letter goodies which spell my name. Maybe I can make a garland of it. I'm not some kind of narcistic person, but I just really like them haha.
Vanessa, who sent me this beautiful package, included lots of other lovely things. I always love these collections of random but special things. Thanks Vanessa!


DIY: decorate your envelope

A little while ago someone asked for some inspiration on how to decorate your envelopes. Well, I hope these pictures give an idea of decorating your envelopes! I mostly use washi tape and stamps to decorate my envelopes, but in fact you can just stick everything you like on your envelope. Be creative :-)


1 year anniversary give away #2

Last month my letter writing project turned 1 and to celebrate that I'm hosting a couple of giveaways on my personal/lifestyle blog. This time you can win a €15 voucher of vlindersinjebuik.eu! Go to lastdaysofspringblog.com to enter the giveaway!


#86 Mariza (package swap)

From: Mariza, The Netherlands - November 2012

When I came home last week, this lovely decorated envelope was waiting for me. Mariza filled it with lovely vintage paper ephermera. I love the teeny tiny monopoly money haha! And I really like the little cardboard letters, I'm definitely going to use them to personalize something (I'm not sure what, maybe my diary or I'll stick them to my wall?).


1 year anniversary giveaway

Last month my letter writing project turned 1 and to celebrate that I'm hosting a couple of giveaways on my personal/lifestyle blog. This time you can win a €10 voucher and a postcard set of postpapierenzo.nl. Go to lastdaysofspringblog.com to enter the giveaway!


#85 Anouck

From: Anouck, The Netherlands - November 2012

Last week I received on of the first letters mailed to my dorm room. It was a lovely letter filled with handmade goodies from Anouck! All these things were wrapped but I already opened it when I took the pictures.. oops! ;-)
I absolutely love the picture on the envelope, so Anouck, if you're reading this could you tell me where it's from?


Mention in Flow Magazine

Ik vertelde het al een tijdje terug: ik was geinterviewd door Flow Magazine! En nu is het dan eindelijk zo ver,  er staan twee volle pagina's over mijn brieven project in het winterboek van Flow. Helaas klopt de tekst niet helemaal, mijn project is niet ontstaan uit briefwisselingen met vakantievriendjes (??), maar ik schreef vroeger wel veel met vrienden die ik had ontmoet op vakantie ;-). Desalniettemin ben ik ontzettend blij en trots op deze vermelding, en om dat én het 1 jarig bestaan van mijn blog te vieren komen er binnenkort leuke winacties aan!
Het winterboek is vanaf vandaag te koop voor €12,95, je kunt hem ook hier online bestellen. Voor alle nieuwe lezers die mijn blog ontdekten door Flow: welkom! Kijk eens in de archieven naar oude letters, en laat vooral van je horen. Ik ben benieuwd hoeveel mensen van Flow komen :-).

Translation: Woo! I've been featured in a Dutch magazine. Isn't that awesome?


Sent mail #10

It's been a while since I last showed you pictures of my sent mail. I always like it to receive pictures of the mail I sent to you, so please don't forget to take pictures! :-)
I'm currently really busy so if you haven't got any mail back, don't worry - I haven't forgotten about it, I'm just really busy.

Sent to Sally

 Sent to Caro

Sent to Esther

Sent to Danique

#84 Esther

From: Esther, Belgium - October 2012

At first when I opened this letter from Esther, I wondered why I couldn't get the letter out of the envelope. Then I read the little note written on the yellow paper.. The letter was a little booklet! I had to cut open the envelope to read the letter. How amazing is this? Definitely one of the most special and original letters I've gotten so far.

#83 Sally

From: Sally, China - October 2012

A very quick reply from Sally! She always uses the most cute stationery (and her handwriting is also tiny and cute haha). It's always good to hear about her life in China, how a lot of things are actually just the same as here in Holland.



At the moment I'm so busy with school, which resulted in a lack of updates on this blog. Apologies for that! I'll keep updating this blog but it might take me a little longer to respond to all your (e)mail. In the meantime, you might want to check out my personal/lifestyle blog: Lastdaysofspringblog.com.
My personal blog is filled with inspiration for your home, your daily meals, everything creative and a lot more. It's written in Dutch but it has short English summaries (and it's mostly pictures anyway).
Below some pictures from my personal blog, let me know what you think about lastdaysofspringblog.com!

#82 Jaimie

From: Jaimie, The Netherlands - October 2012

When I opened this letter, a lovely smell filled my room. At first I thought it came from the lavender, but Jaimie actually included some selfmade bathsalt/soap pieces! Such a nice idea. I loved the letter, thanks a lot Jaimie!

#81 Nicole (package swap)

From: Nicole, The Netherlands - October 2012

Last week I got this amazing vintage package from Nicole. It was filled with goodies, she even made her own little bags to put everything in. I'm most curious at those flower seeds, which flowers will grow from those seeds?

#81 Caro

From: Caro, The Netherlands - September 2012

A little while ago I received this cute letter from Caro. I love the vintage image on the back of the letter, that's why I'm not showing you the letter ;-). It's still nice to find little treasures in my mailbox every week.


Free printable: paper


I discovered a really cool website where you can download almost any kind of paper. Whether you're looking for yahtzee score sheets, music paper, graph paper or just regular lined paper: you'll find it all on Printable Paper.
I think these templates are also really useful for writing letters. I really like the geometric templates, you could definitely use these to write your letters on!


How I write letters

Inspired by this post of Marlou (from Hei Marlou Writes), I wanted to show you how I write my letters! A little look behind the scenes!

Usually I don't write back immediately, so I have to reread the letter and see what that person sent to me. My reply usually depends on what I received: if someone sends a beautiful postcard, I try to find a nice one too. And if someone sends me a whole package, I'll send a package back! 
Here you can see a beginning of a letter.

I'd like to add little treasures (mostly stationery) to my letters, so I go through my boxes full of lovely things, to find something special.

My letter is almost finnished, I've found some things to include (I'd like to send vintage ephemera such as vintage stamps and old papers, tea bags (in this picture: tropical fruits, my favorite!), air mail themed things and.. well anything suitable that I find in my boxes).

I love wrapping and beautiful packages so I put all the extra goodies in a cute polkadot bag. 

When my letter is completed I put it on a scale (I bought this little letter scale in a thrift store) to see which amount of stamps is needed.

I used old stamps (from 1980-2000, they are still allowed - you just have to put enough stamps on your letter to get the right amount of postage), it doesn't only look better, it's also cheaper! I get mine at postzegelsmetkorting.nl.

And when my letter is finally completely finnished, I put it on a pile of letters waiting to get posted (I usually post a couple of letters at one time).

How do you write your letters?


#80 Celine (package swap)

From: Celine, The Netherlands - August 2012

Last month I got a little but thick package in the mail. It came from Celine, who included a little cushion which I can use while tracing patterns, a nail polish in one of my favorite colors (mint!) and vintage paper ephemera! I really liked this package, especially the handmade cushion. Thank you Celine! I'll write you back soon.

#79 Mariza

From: Mariza, The Netherlands - August 2012

Last month I got this vintage themed letter from Mariza. I really liked it, especially the little monopoly money! I already wrote something back so my mail must arrive to your mailbox soon Mariza.

#78 Maya (package swap)

From: Maya, Indonesia - August 2012

Another letter that came in last month (and I hadn't time to show you earlier), all the way from Indonesia! I love Indonesia and I hope one day I can visit that beautiful country. Maya sent me a lovely air mail package filled with goodies. I really like the envelopes! Thank you maya.