Last month, I bought this Leanin' Tree card rack at a mostly antique sale with a little flea market thrown in. The rack looks old, and it could be, since the Leanin' Tree Company has been "an American tradition since 1949", according to their web site. Cards and envelopes come in so many bright and cheerful colors that they are too pretty to tuck away in a box or drawer. Displayed in this fashion on a twirling rack, their highly visible presence also serves as a reminder to do my part to keep the art of old-fashioned letter writing alive. Email is wonderful and I use it everyday, but there is nothing like retrieving a hand-written letter out of my mailbox that sits at the end of my 1/2 mile long dirt driveway.
This is one of my favorite envelopes displayed on my rack. It is from a Martha Stewart Crafts "tiny party in a box" kit. The inside of the envelope is even cuter than the outside, if that's possible.
The tiny envelope tucked inside is meant to hold the party's invitation. How fun for a grandaughter/son to receive it in the mail just because... no party required! The items enclosed in the adorable kit will be showing up here and there as I repurpose them.
Feb. 27, 2009
Today's mileage: just normal here-to-there movement
Total monthly mileage: 64.5 miles (same as yesterday)
Bible reading? Yep.