26 May 2011

something special

I think I have mentioned this before somewhere but my dad and I write each letters every week.  It's a special little tradition that we have and I seriously LIVE to check the mail everyday :)
The letter writing started when my dad got into journaling (after last year's journal challenge), which lead to fountain pens, which led to vintage paper, which led to letter writing.
We constantly write each other letters.  
They are always written with fountain pens.
and they are always on vintage paper or stationary.
It's my favorite :)

I should have taken a photo of all of our pens and inks :)
I keep all of my letters in this sweet little vintage toolbox that I got from an estate sale for $1.

I counted them after I took these photos and there are 85 of them so far :)
85 special mementos.

85 treasures.
85 love letters from my dad.

Absolutely priceless :)
Thanks dad!!



  1. this is the sweetest thing i've ever seen.
    i hope to one day do this with my dad, when i move away. so so special.
    loveyou janellybean!

  2. Wow, this is amazing! I, too, love letter writing! I love those pens! I think I'm going to have to get my hands on one (or two) of them! <3 love your blog!

  3. this is adorable. i love this.
    you're very lucky to have an awesome dad. <3

  4. that is so sweet. i'm gonna see if my dad will start doing this.

  5. This is SO COOL - I have always loved writing and letters and mail against all the technology today.
    I applaud and admire you for this! Love it :)

  6. What an amazing idea! I wish my dad and I could've done something like this before he passed. So sweet! And what a wonderful treasury of letters! =)

  7. that really is precious, janel!

  8. What I wouldn't give to have just one letter from my dad! These truly are treasures beyond value. I absolutely love this idea! Thanks for sharing!! Loves you!

  9. Wow. I'm in awe of this. Totally inspiring!

  10. aweeee! i love this! it's so cute!!

    allister bee blog

  11. I'm in love with this! How amazing and sweet!

  12. Janel,
    This is SO neat!!! My mom writes the most wonderful, heartfelt letters, and I believe it is her gift. People's hearts are warmed when she writes to them, and it's always exciting to get one of her notes in the mail with her handwriting on the envelope, and her special stationery inside!
    This post touched me! It reminds me of my mom (who I will be sending this link!) She will be doing a guest post on my blog soon about the art of the handwritten letter! I hope you'll read it :)
    I can't wait for the Sketchbook Challenge, and hope that my mom would participate as well! :D


  13. janel!

    these are lovely, absolutely wonderful. i wish i had letters from my mother. save them always!

    (and now the worry-wart grown-up in me thinks it might be a good thing to "smudge" out your addresses in the photos. you never know who might cotton on to them. ;))

  14. honestly I just teared up a little. I would love for my partner and my daughter to get into this habit. this is so, so lovely. <3

  15. oh my gosh.
    i need to start this with my dad.
    he would love it!
    and so would i!

  16. janel,
    i LOVE this! do you guys live near one another, or no? i guess what i'm curious about is if you see each other regularly...
    regardless, it's such a beautiful idea and what a treasure for you and your kid(s) in years to come!


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