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?


Anonymous said...


Janne said...

Leuk om te zien!

Loli said...

Love this post!! Great idea! I love to see how other people organized their mail and writing stuff :)

Tereza {Drastic Plastic} said...

Until I went to the University I used to send and get letters every two weeks, from friends all over that country that I got to meet in my vacations, I miss that :).

You have a really cool blog here. Do you want to follow each other, I would love that.

Unknown said...

Wow, you organize your stuff so nicely. I should do that, too. And I love how you use washi tapes on the envelopes. :)

Kelsey Chen said...

Wow, you're so organized! I usually write back immediately and I also like adding little goodies.

I would appreciate it if you would send a card to my cousin who has cancer. More info here http://forum.postcrossing.com/viewthread.php?tid=71786.

Manon said...

Wow! Wat een geweldige post!
Ik heb meteen zelf zin om brieven te gaan schrijven!

Unknown said...

Wat een top tip van postzegelsmetkorting.nl!

Pakketjes zien er weer inspirerend uit :D

Liefs, Sharon