When we were little, my sister and I would exchange stationery with our neighbors. Since we were never allowed to go outside of the house (to play, run or ride a bike), we contented ourselves with exchanging beautiful papers. It took a while before we can actually use our stationery to write letters, because we thought they are just too beautiful to use.
I think this is also the reason why I got hooked to making scrapbooks, I still love using beautiful papers. It also took me a while before I got used to “destroying” (cutting, distressing, etc) these papers.
Now that I have my own daughter, I can’t help but smile when she actually use those stationery that we buy or she gets as gifts. At least, she doesn’t get too caught up admiring the papers (like I did when I was little).
Just last weekend, she received a letter from her friend. The Tuxedo Sam stationery and Zashikibuta sticker brought back sweet childhood memories.
And she immediately, wrote a reply.
…which she hasn’t sent yet. Haha. I’m adding this to my to-do list: deliver this mail to her friend this coming weekend.