Correspondence Club: November 2012

November-Correspondence-Club-Collage

All participants- AlexCarrieDebbieKaitlynKatMikeSaraTracyChrisRehanaEmilyNatasha,
StephanieCarmilaImogenAmberAshlieMikaElizabeth, Anne, Suki, Aly, Kirstin, me, Kaitlyn H.MariaAnastasiaJessica, Polly, Blair, JoChristineAshleyCatie, Lisa W., Ashlie, Emily C., DreaBethsaida, Chiara, Kaitlyn P., Sauni-Rae, Kate, Marian, Laura F., Lysa

Well, November just flew right by! This month’s theme was Thankful for the Little Things. I asked people to take a minute and think about the little things that make them happy. After recovering from Hurricane Sandy at the end of October, I was thankful for things like electricity, good books to keep me from going crazy when we didn’t have power, and warm meals. This month Marian also wrote about the Correspondence Club, so be sure to check out her post too!

I’m really excited for next month because this is my favorite time of year! I’ll be asking everyone to put together an extra special package for their partner and I can’t wait to see what everyone will come up with.

Do you want to join the Correspondence Club for December?  We’d love to have you!  If you would like to participate in December, please use the link above to sign up by midnight on Saturday (December 1st at 11:59pm EST).

Correspondence Club: October 2012

October-Correspondence-Club-Collage

All participants- AlexCarrieDebbieKaitlynKatMikeSaraTracyChrisRehanaEmilyNatasha,
StephanieCarmilaImogenAmberAshlieMikaElizabeth, Anne, Suki, Aly, Kirstin, me, Kaitlyn H.MariaAnastasiaJessica, Polly, Erica, Blair, JoChristineAshleyCatie, Lisa W., Ashlie, Emily C., DreaBethsaida, Chiara, Kaitlyn P.

I think that October might have been my favorite month of the Correspondence Club yet! The theme this month was very timely- Fall Favorites. I asked the members of the club to write about some of their favorite fall activities and what they like most about this season. You could also coordinate your gift to follow the theme, so you’ll see lots of fall-related and halloween goodies in the pictures above!

I had lots of fun putting together a gift for my partner Aly, and I had to include candy corn (my favorite Halloween candy). In return, Aly sent me the funniest letter and a little present related to one of her favorite fall drinks- a pumpkin spice latte. I’m also still writing to my partner from the last cycle, Tracy, who’s just the sweetest. She sent me an awesome glittery mask, which I’ve already worn as part of a cat burglar Halloween costume! Two other members of the club, Christine and Anastasia, also wrote about CClub this month, so you should definitely check out their posts to see what they sent and received!

Do you want to join the Correspondence Club for November?  We’d love to have you!  If you would like to participate in November, please send me your information by midnight on Wednesday (October 31st at 11:59pm EST).

Correspondence Club: September 2012

September-CClub-Collage

All participants- AlexCarrieDebbieKaitlynKatMikeSaraTracyChrisRehanaHopeEmilyNatasha,
StephanieCarmilaImogenAmberAshlieMikaElizabeth, Anne, Suki, Aly, Wambura, Kirstin, me, Kaitlyn H.MariaAnastasiaJessica, Polly, Erica, Blair, JoChristineAshleyCatie, Lisa W., AshlieAngie, Emily C., Drea, Bethsaida

Wow, I can’t believe that September has already come and gone! This month was a blur, particularly the beginning of the month when I was prepping for and then attending Fashion Week events- which lead me to choose fashion week as September’s theme. Although I sent out my letter a few days late, once all the madness had died down a bit, it was nice to have a moment to sit down and write about my first fashion week experience for my penpal.

Both Christine and Catie wrote about the Correspondence Club this month, so I highly encourage you to check out their posts! Also, if you’re currently a member of the club, you’ve already heard about the special perk that I’ve organized with Kaitlyn of isavirtue (if you didn’t hear about it, shoot me an email to get more information)!

We’re starting a new round this month (you’ll have the same partner for October, November, and December) so if you’ve been waiting to join the Correspondence Club, now is certainly the time!  Do you want to join the Correspondence Club for October?  We’d love to have you!  If you would like to participate in October, please send me your information by midnight on Sunday (September 30th at 11:59pm EST).

Correspondence Club: August 2012

August CClub Collage 1

Large: Rehana // Smaller, starting from top: Kat, Ashlie, Kirstin, Tracy, Angie

Large: Suki // Smaller, starting from top: Anastasia, Drea, Mike, Christine, Nnenna

Starting with top left, then around: Jessica, Drea, Lisa W., Tracy

Large: Ashley // Smaller, starting from top: Michelle, Aly, Kaitlyn O., Hope, Lisa W.

 Large: Carmila // Smaller, starting from top: Emily, Anne, Elizabeth, Catie, Erica

All participants- AlexCarrieDebbieKaitlynKatMikeSaraTracyChrisRehanaHopeEmilyNatasha,
StephanieCarmilaImogenAmberAshlieMikaElizabeth, Anne, Suki, Aly, Wambura, Kirstin, me, MichelleKaitlyn H.MariaAnastasiaJessica, Polly, Erica, Blair, JoChristineAshleyCatie, Lisa W., AshlieAngie, Emily C., Drea

For the month of August, I decided to shake things up a bit. I sent out a survey to the Correspondence Club members and based on their feedback, made a few changes to the structure of the club. This month, we had a theme, which was Hometown Pride. With all of the Olympics coverage going on, I thought it would be a fitting topic for each of us to talk about our favorite aspects of our home cities. Not only could you talk about your hometown pride in your letter, but the idea was that your little gift would also match the theme and represent some part of your home city.

If you also wrote about the Correspondence Club, feel free to link up to your post below!

 

Do you want to join the Correspondence Club for September?  We’d love to have you!  If you would like to participate in September, please send me your information by midnight tomorrow (September 1st at 11:59pm EST).