Remember your fourth grade penpal from the USSR that wrote you one letter politely inquiring about your school and then never responded to your urgent questions like Do they have Alf in the Soviet Union or what? Last week when I was searching for items to feature in the emails I write, I flew headlong into flyinghousewife: a cute new shop with one innovative idea: selling handmade, handwritten letters. Now you can choose from six flavors, ahem, topics of correspondance and in a few short days a totally engaging letter will appear in your unloved and underused mailbox. Voila, instant penpal!
I chose the one that promised to include a recipe for delicious-sounding lemon bars, and my letter from Joon arrived quickly, with the promised recipe and a ultra sweet letter that was written to me (not some canned paragraphs that could apply to anyone out there). In fact, flyinghousewife’s letter made me immediately want to get out my stationary and write her back. And that is penpal magic, friends.
I’ll let you know how the lemon bars turn out!
Have you seen a new shop with potential? Leave it in the comments! Also, check out previous Fresh Shops for more good stuff.