I got mail!
Sometime in November, @Dayton_Architecture, one of the many old house appreciating accounts I follow on Instagram, put out the call for the Old House Lovers Holiday Card Exchange.
The idea was to connect people within the old house community and to send an "old-fashioned physical piece of mail". I am totally old fashioned when it comes to the latter and jumped right onboard. I also very much like the idea of humanizing this virtual world, of adding a personal touch that produces something very tangible.
Dayton_architecture collected names and contact info until the beginning of December, used a randomizer to pair people up and encouraged everyone to drop their card in the mail before year's end.
I got mine just in time for Christmas! My letter came from the Murder House in MA! I was so intrigued.
The Murder House is an 1892 Victorian that sits in the middle of town, and was dubbed that because of its very detailed woodwork and the decorating style @rebeccanothingknapp is going for, inspired by the old ladies from "Arsenic and Old Lace." Love it!
My exchange partner Rebecca also included a lovely note sharing a bit more of the homes history, how lucky they were to score such a fabulous historic property just about one year ago and how much fun they've been having picking out wallpaper and period furnishings. You all know that I am just itching to see it, don't you?
I sent off my card sharing the story of how it all began, which I enjoyed just as much as receiving my mail from the Murder House! The Old House Lovers Card Exchange was such a neat idea, it definitely made this Christmas extra special.
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