My cousin Joanna lives way, way, way, too far away in Boston with her sweetheart of a husband, Nate, and their adorable baby, Audrey. To say I miss her a lot is an understatement. To help stay in touch, we surprise each other with an occasional letter & care package. Last Thursday, I was having a rough day and found this lovely surprise in my mailbox.
Talk about perfect timing! There were so many sweet goodies inside, but my favorite thing has to be the oversized book of vintage souvenir matches from the Alligator & Parrot Jungle in Miami, Florida. Aren’t they so cool?
My other fav? The announcement of the arrival of baby Audrey Hilda, accompanied by a cute lil’ mix CD honoring the wee one, featuring my favorite Bob Dylan song (“Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right”), Janis Joplin & Mahalia Jackson (“His Eye is on the Sparrow”).
Listening to it definitely made me want to make a mix…maybe one to even share with you, sweet readers!
Anyway, now that it’s my turn, I have to start saving up fun stuff to send her way. I hope my package will arrive on a day when she’s needing some extra love, as hers did last Thursday.
Do you all have pen pals? Have you gotten anything via snail mail that’s made your day brighter?
Love the printed matches. Friedrich has a collection of them that he can’t bear to strike!
aren’t packages the best?? i need to start sending more packages. winter goal.