Yay! It's finally the D-day, I can read all these letters that were waiting for me for so long! Surprisingly, I've been stronger than I thought I would be, as it's wasn't so hard in the end not to read letters for a whole month. I hid letters in a grocery bag, and this bag was also hidden under my shelf, so I hadn't the letters all the time under my eyes, and besides I've been busy lately, with Christmas, January exams, and catching up with the pending letters (those I received before I start saving letters for my birthday) So I haven't been too much tempted to open all these envelopes right away. And the waiting really was worth it, because I had the best birthday in my whole life! Look at this nice pile of mail I had to fill the 7304th day of my life ;)
First, a letter from Bree in Malaysia:
Along with a Christmas card, because she sent it in December, when it was still time for Christmas stuff :)
Then a package from Sara in Italy. She sent a handmade Christmas card, as well as some peach tea :)
Then comes a letter from Ramona, very Christmas themed. She even wrote it on Christmas day!
There was a German sentence printed on the paper. I assume it means: "if you knew how long I needed for this you would never throw it away", though I may be mistaking as my German is quite rusty now :( Could a German speaker help me?
When I received this thick envelope from Maiju in Finland I wondered how many pages she wrote, because it was really, really fat... now I have the answer: 16 A4 pages! :D
From Nora in Norway :) I usually don't use face masks, but as she sent me one, I think I'll use it anyway.
Christmas/winter themed letter from Simona in Lithuania:
I really love the card she sent! *-*
Teresa in the USA sent me a package with sooooo many stamps on it! :O
Inside there was:
Christmas/birthday present: a pack of beautiful, vintage envelopes! Thank you so much, Teresa, I love them!
The letter was in a beautiful handmade envelope:
And finally, the letter, with the few items she included (a flyer from a bookshop, a birthday card and a sample of US Christmas stamps)
Another package comes next, this time from Andra in Romania:
The wrapping paper contains two letters sets, for a private swap we agreed on:
A postcard featuring the Bran castle (with snow, awww *-*)
And the letter, + a birthday card:
Letter from Ingrid in the Netherlands:
Finally, a package from Tanja in Germany! Her last letter to me got lost (it has never arrived to me before that a letter from Germany got lost! :( ), but hopefully this one made it here!
She sent me some letter paper as a Christmas/birthday present
and wrote her letter on beautiful winter themed paper!
Last but not least, a birthday card from my mother arrived today in the mail!
I had to smile when I saw the stamp on the envie... I used to be a huge rabbit fan when I was a child ;)
Wow! That definitely was a wonderful birthday! So I'm officially no longer a teenager now! I don't feel especially different because of that, however. But it's still a nice thought because it's been a long time since I didn't feel I was a teenager.