This week over on Kelly‘s blog, it’s time once again for ‘Show Us Your Life’. And this week the theme is collections.

When I was younger I used to collect things quite passionately – badges, I recall, and ‘shiny things’ for a couple of years. That one really drove my family nuts, I think. But I’ve always been a magpie by nature!

Now, I tend to collect less (unless we count the usual grown up things such as DVDs, books, and CDs), but as I looked around my house there was only one thing I could now genuinely say I collect.

Mail. Or post. Depending where you are!

I have boxes stuffed full of postcards and notes, letters, invitations. Thank yous for gifts, congratulations card, new home cards. Hundreds of Christmas cards and birthday cards. Silly things that friends have seed and sent to me. One day I’d love to sort them all into folders (I’ve made a start on this, but it’s a biiiiiiiiiiiiiig project), but for now they are stashed hither and thither, in bright flowered boxes*. And on quiet weekends, there’s nothing I enjoy like pulling out one of my ‘memory boxes’ and going through it, often smiling and sometimes crying at memories of sweet times gone by.

I also love to send mail, so my home is likewise full of cards and gifts and trinkets I’m preparing to mail off!

So I collect mail. Post. Memories. Friendship. Love. 🙂

I also seem to have started a collection of badger things in the last couple of years….but that’s another story.

Have a great Friday, my dears!

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* I will pop back to add photos – but it’s 6.30a.m. right now and I need to get to school! 🙂

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  1. Shoot Son Dang Girl Alissa
    26th February 2010 / 7:04 am

    Badgers! Need to see a picture of these!!!! haha

  2. Lesli
    26th February 2010 / 2:29 pm

    What a cute post! Love it!! Your blog is so adorable!! Hope you have a great weekend!Lesli

  3. Susan
    26th February 2010 / 3:41 pm

    Hi,So nice to meet you.I'll look forward to your pictures.Have a blessed day!

  4. Kelly
    26th February 2010 / 4:41 pm

    That's a fun thing to collect. I never would have thought of that, but the mail is one thing that is a forgotten art!Thanks for checking out my blog! Hope you have a blessed week.Kelly

  5. Miss Ash
    26th February 2010 / 6:55 pm

    I'm actually trying to do the opposite at this point. I started watching that show Hoarders and I'm trying to get rid of everything 🙂

  6. Riot Kitty
    26th February 2010 / 11:09 pm

    I collect superhero action figures. Really!

  7. Little Mama
    27th February 2010 / 1:44 am

    Real mail is so special! I love that you said you collect memories, friendship and love! Cute blog!

  8. Embellished Bayou
    27th February 2010 / 4:59 am

    That seems like a wonderful thing to collect! I keep special cards & letters in those archival photo boxes. They stack neatly for storage.

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