Hail the Snail 2.24

4 Jan

This should have been posted backĀ on the 30th– my bad.

December 15th: We got the first Christmas card of this mail call, and I got a letter from Jody as well.

December 16th: Along with a little happy mail from Sarah was a little package from my dad and another Christmas card, too.

December 17th: Two more cards came plus our Figi’s order and other Christmas-friendly packages from Nicole, my mom, and my brother Doug and his wife.

December 19th: Another thing from Figi’s came thanks to my dad, and yet another two Christmas cards.

December 20th: Manolo had a letter from Justine, and Pablo had a batch of Little Cards.

December 21st: Now Manolo had LulaRoe leggings, Pablo had ATCs from a couple of trades, and UPS delivered some goodies my mom ordered from Amazon. But wait, there’s more! I banged out Harry Potter and the Cursed Child after starting it two days before šŸ˜€

December 22nd: I received Christmas cards from two of my pen pals, as well as Little Cards from one of ’em.

December 23rd: I heard from Jody for the second time this mail call.

December 24th: Kayla’s Christmas card made it just in time.

December 25th: There was no mail, but the boys and I all received many a goody.


December 27th: A coupleĀ more Christmas cards trickled in.

December 28th: Thanks to my dad, this holiday season got a bit more merrier. Getting the stories back from Sarah was justĀ frosting on the sugar cookies šŸ˜€

December 29th: There was happy mail from KƤra,Ā double from Sarah,Ā andĀ there was anĀ Amazon order, too.

December 30th: I got two orders today– stamps and LulaRoe!

December 31st: 2016 ended with a letter from Kristy and a postcard from Kayla.

January 3rd: The first letters of the year are from Jody, Kari, and Kayla, and the first package was from Hot Topic šŸ˜›

January 4th: And the first mail I got from Pablo was a letter from Whitney and a few ATC trades– these cards in particular were my favorites:


I hope your Christmas was a merry one, and that your New YearĀ has been merry, too. Ours has been interesting so far– hence the late post! Thanks for your patience šŸ™‚

Sincerely, Kate ~!~


Postcards from Wonderland #12

21 Dec

I’ve been meaning to post this post for a large portion of the month, but better late than never, eh? Besides, there are already eleven of these posts where, in each one,Ā I show you at least five postcards relevant to Alice in Wonderland— that’s over 50 of the things! I’m grateful to everyone who has helped such a descent down the rabbit hole. The first threeĀ postcards you’re about to seeĀ were originally sent to me blankĀ by my dad and then filled out by Justine, and Sarah is responsible for the other two, though Ashley sent me the last one blank first as well.






I said it before and I’ll say it again: I have the most wonderful enablers!

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Hail the Snail 2.23

15 Dec

November 30th: November ended with a letter from Jody and a surprise package from Barnes & Noble, courtesy of my mom.

December 1st: December started with our first Christmas card of the season, as well as the last batch of November’s Little Cards and some happy mail from Sarah.

December 2nd: Another surprise from my mom– a Daytimer refill– came today, and a letter from Justine, too.

December 3rd: Along with a letter from Kari and a Christmas card from Sarah, more orders came, but I’m responsible for these ones šŸ˜€

December 4th: I paid Pablo a visit and was rewarded with ATCs from two private trades.

December 5th: Manolo had a letter from Nicole, a letter and a postcard from Kayla, and a story and the following goodies from Sarah:


December 6th: Today’s offering was a Christmas card from Justine, a postcard from Sarah that Ashley originally sent me, and an Etsy order that sadly was not worth the wait.

December 7th: Manolo ran out of stuff for a bit, but Pablo had a letter from Whitney.

December 9th: We now have the license plate for this beauty we’re leasing:


December 10th: Last week ended with a letter from Ashley and Little Cards from Arlene.

December 13th: Along with a Christmas card from my brother Tom’s family, I got three envelopes worth of happy mail from Sarah.

December 14th: Another two envelopes from Sarah came, plus two from Jenn and Jody– Jenn’s had her North Pole Little Cards, and Jody’s the letter that went missing over a month ago.

And that’s all folks! At least for now šŸ™‚
Sincerely, Kate ~!~


Little Cards: November

7 Dec

After making ATCs per Little Cards from one October to the next, Jenn and I decided we’dĀ mix it up a littleĀ last month since our fellow adventurers deserved a break. We hadĀ a sole anniversary theme where everyone who wanted to participate could revisit any theme we’ve done in the past.

As of last week, here is what I had!

Apparently Junk Food was a popular theme because not only did two people revisit it, there’s even a square with french friesĀ on my ATC in the bottom left corner. And yes, that Water card is actually index size, but that mermaid is awesome enough I’m letting it slide this time, hehe.

Looking forward to seeing the 7 North Pole ATCs and the 6 Christmas Carols ones December will have in store for us, and sharing them with you here.

Sincerely, Kate ~!~



Hail the Snail 2.22

30 Nov

November 18th: After several days with no mail, I was ecstatic to not only get Sarah’s Little Cards, but my Wonderful Owlcrate!


November 19th: And after even more time passed with no mail specifically from Jody, she sent the rewrite I got today.

November 20th: Rose’s letter was waiting for me when I stopped and saw Pablo.

November 21st: The stories Sarah and I have been writing together came back into my possession.

November 22nd: Also now in my possession? Some more presents I ordered via Amazon and these awesome new leggings!


November 23rd: Prior to getting some Little Cards and Whitney’s letter from Pablo, I finished reading Heartless by Marissa Meyer. I am so grateful to Owlcrate for acquiring it because I just loved reading how the Queen of Hearts came to be.

November 24th: There might not have been any mail, but I’m pleased to report our Thanksgiving was stillĀ a happy one.

November 25th: The Christmas-friendly address labels I ordered from Vistaprint arrived today. It was the definition of perfect timing.

November 26th: Last week ended with a letter (and fun extras) from Ashley.

November 28th: Manolo had a Family Fun magazine for me, while Pablo had some not-so-little Little Cards.

November 29th: Last but not least, I got a letter from Sarah.

Hope November was kind to you, and that no matter how cold December gets, that there’s people who give you reasons to feel warm and fuzzy.

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Hail the Snail 2.21

17 Nov

Not that anyone besides me probably minds, but this should have been posted on the 15th. I was so under the weather earlier this week that I never made the connection that Tuesday was the date it was, let alone that I was forgetting to post my latest mail call. It wasn’t until I was writing up yesterday’s blog post that I realized I skipped anything– whoops!

October 31st: It was on Halloween that I received the Disney Villains set of Little Cards, and my little ninjaĀ got all of this– minus the remote:


November 3rd: With some help from my mother-in-law, Logan sent me a letter ā¤

November 4th: Today’s happy mail was my latest LaPapierre order.

November 5th: It was on Saturday that I got my first “official” letter of the week thanks to the lovely Justine.

November 7th: I got both of the Sarah stories, and the Loganator got a bunch of pictures from his Papa Halvorson.

November 8th: Not only did one of my Amazon orders arrive, so did my first ever LulaRoe one!



November 9th: Pablo had two ATCs from a private trade for me.

November 10th: More goodies came via Amazon today, along with several goodies from Sarah.

November 12th: There were four more packages today! Logan got two– one from each of my parents, and the other two were addressed to me. One may have had more LulaRoe leggings, haha.

November 14th: One of my best friends from high school sent me a letter; her name is Ashley, but to me she will always be Nichia, and will therefore be called that whenever she’s mentioned in one of these mail calls šŸ˜€

And speaking of these mail calls, this one is an overdueĀ wrap!

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Postcard Posse Sign Ups

16 Nov

Do you live in the US and like receiving postcards? Well then this blog post is for you! This actually isn’t my first post like this. I started the Postcard Posse last summer, and now I’d like to open it up to more people, as I have vacancies to fill.

First of all, I just want to say that if you decide to sign up, that is literally all you have to do. I do not expect to receive any postcards in return, since in my mind you’re already doing me a favor by helping me downsize my massive stash.

And it’s because of how many postcards I have to give, there will be no rhyme or reason when it comes to what you’ll get and when you’ll get it. In the past, I’d send miscellaneous postcards to people in the order I wrote their information down on the days I didn’t have any other outgoing mail. This will likely be what I continue to do.

So if you want to get sporadic postcards from me, send your address to me at sincerelykate@hotmail.com with “Postcard Posse” in the subject line between now and November 30th.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. And don’t hesitate to send those emails either šŸ˜‰

Sincerely, Kate ~!~