I love snail mail. I am an excellent letter writer and there is nothing more that I like than sitting down and writing something, by hand, to someone I know. When my best friend, Anna, moved from Auckland to Wellington when we were about 8 years old, we kept in touch by writing loads of letters. Each one we would decorate the envelopes, put stickers on the paper, do little illustrations, include friendship bracelets or pressed flowers and just natter on about what we were doing. There was no such thing as emails, flights were crazy expensive back then (think at least $600 for a return trip) and toll calls were also really expensive. But letters, we could write letters and a stamp back then only cost about 30c. Our parents didn't keep in touch for us, we did it on our own and we are still friends to this day which is about 20 years later! Letters, can change lives — or at least keep them together.
I was recently inspired by the Meet Me At Mikes competition that Pip ran (go Pip!) and decided to do one for Foxes too!
What you do:
Write me a letter! Or a postcard, you can decorate it as you like. The catch? Your letter must include something that you have made about a Fox; you can draw one, write a poem, write a song, take a photo of one, sew one, crochet one, knit one — get creative. Whoever sends in my favourite, will win the letter writing prize and some of my favourite Foxy things that are sent in. Exciting!
Letters can be sent to:
Jessica at Foxes Ltd
PO Box 35-317
Letters must be post dated before Friday 25th of November with a winner announced at the end of November. Open internationally too.
The remainder of wonderful Fox things will be on display at the Foxes table at the Auckland Art & Craft Fair on December 10th and for those that can't make it, I'll take some photo's for you xx
Share this competition on twitter, facebook or your blog for an extra entry (just tell me you have done so)
A wonderful Foxes letter writing pack that (so far) includes; a Nut & Bee Dust Bunny letterset, a Katy Did gocco print 'Whats New Pussycat' card, 2 pencils, a gift tag that was given to me (which is super sweet) and some of my new twine in lilac, black and red — perfect for wrapping presents. Also, don't forget there will be some wonderful Fox like things too!