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Chiocciola Posta Holiday Cards

BY jane, ON Tuesday, December 6, 2011

In case you are new to Chiocciola Posta you will have to catch up in the old posts listed in the Categories over there.  In a nutshell, I coined the phrase as a fun way to say Snail Mail, but in Italian, because it just rolls off the tongue so nicely.  I listed 10 reasons to send Chiocciola Posta Holiday Cards on our Facebook page.  I discovered my first Holiday Card in my mail slot yesterday and it made me smile.  I always appreciate any greeting, no matter the method of sending, but when I see a person’s handwriting on the envelope, it just gives my heart a little glow.  No one has captured the joy of sending Snail Mail on film better than Jamie Beck of From Me to You.  Here are some of her images:

Can you eek out an afternoon, with cocoa nearby, to pen just one personal line in each greeting? “It was lovely to see you last week!”  or “I hope you are making those fabulous toffee bars this year!” or “Enjoy your first Christmas together!”

Come on! Putting on the stamps is fun! Plus, we have to do our part to keep the postal system afloat!

Just paint your nails red and off to the post office you go!

There’s plenty more images to see over at Jamie’s blog including the best one of slipping the cards in the post office box. I can just hear that celebratory CLANG! as the lid snaps shut! It is as satisfying as a piece of extra dark chocolate at four in the afternoon.

Photos: Copyrighted by Jamie Beck.

And the Winners Are!

BY jane, ON

If you think you saw the winners listed here one day, and then the next they were gone along with another posting,  you are correct! We had a little glitch on the website and the only way to resolve it was to restore to a back up from a few days ago.  So here we go again!

Little did we know that the evening we decided to choose winners, it was Winter’s Eve in the Lincoln Center area just near our studio.  How serendipitous to make our drawing seem even more festive.  We closed up shop and partook of the festivities.  There were strolling bands, food tastings from all the nearby fine restaurants,  stilt walkers,  ice carvers, and music events at every school, even in bank lobbies.  The local PBS station opened the studio for tours,  the museums had free admission and opera music filled Lincoln Square.  Then at 9 pm sharp (We waited until then so the west coast would have a full day to enter) we dipped three separate times into a glass jar, where we had penned each entry.  Drum roll….the winner of the thank you notes is Don M!  The winner of the crystal box is Kumi! The winner of the custom quote….well there were two stuck together, so there are two winners, Shirley Chan and Amy O.W!  Email us over at the website to claim your prize and give us your shipping address.  Prizes must be claimed by December 31, 2011.

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