Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bulldog in a bumblebee costume

I love giveaways... especially when I win!

Jess over at Avant-Garde Living had a giveaway every day of her blog birthday week and on the Thursday, she had cards from Natty Michelle up for grabs. When I won, I got to check out the shop and pick my favourite ones, so of course I chose the above bulldog in a bumblebee costume. Is he not the cutest? I cannot wait to send one of these cards to my friend Leah in Kelowna, B.C. She and I have recently become pen pals, since we don't get to see each other often.

As I've mention many times before, I adore getting real mail, so it's been great fun exchanging letters. I try to spice mine up a bit every time. I've sent a couple of homemade cards and once I sent a vintage-looking Wizard of Oz postcard. Leah tends to stick to lined paper, but on her first letter she drew me a fantastic gnome. (I don't know if she even knows this, but one of my high school friends nicknamed me Gnomey, so the drawing was quite fitting.) She has also typed up a letter on her old typewriter. I think that one was my favourite. It's her turn to write me, so I've been checking my mailbox everyday to see what will come next. (I'm also waiting on a couple online shopping orders for Ian's birthday. Shh.. don't tell! I'll spill the details later. I'm sad to say I won't be topping last year's birthday surprise. But even so, I'm confident he'll be both surprised and pleased with my selections.)

Do you have any pen pals? What do you like to send them?


  1. How fun! Getting mail is always awesome especially a cool handwritten letter! I recently won a blog giveaway too, can't wait to receive my gifts! That bulldog card is really cute :)

  2. Oh my goodness that is the cutest thing ever! I love it!