My dear friend Pam is a photographer living in Portland, Oregon. She was one of the many unfortunate people displaced from her beloved New Orleans by indiscriminate and unforgiving Hurricane Katrina. For years, we have been exchanging packets through the mail. I do this with my friend Marcia as well. I strongly recommend that you and a friend or family member start this practice! You cannot imagine the thrill of getting real mail--the kind where someone you actually know is at the other end of it--not the bank, not the cable company, not a credit card company. Anyway, here is my most recent packet from Pam:
Inside the envelope, the first packet
...filled with bits and pieces about Portland
And this packet
...with a little bundle of Pam's beautiful photography
Here is the packet I sent in return. Since I recently visited Florida, I decided to give it a beach theme.
Shells I found on the beach.
Pelican Stamp Note
Try it! You'll like it!