Tuesday, 23 October 2012

My first letter to California!

This is my first letter to Bailey! I haven't bought any paper yet, so I just designed it myself. I hope she likes it! The envelope I'm using is the last one like that I have left, I've had that Winnie the Pooh set since I was like 5.

¡Hola mis amigos!

I'm Courtney, and I'm a new author here! I just wanted to take the opportunity to introduce myself to you all. I'm 16 years old and I love Disney more than anything in the world ever! I live in England and I've only just started penpalling, I have 2 penpals, Melanie from Scotland and Bailey from California. They're both Disney enthusiasts like me, so I'm here to add a little magic into your penpal universe! Hopefully, I'll be able to share my Disney-fied letters and gifts with you once I get going! If you're interested in my other Disney shenanigans, check out my blog: thatdisneyprincess.tumblr.com

See you real soon, and have a magical day!
-Courtney x


Another new author!

Welcome Courtney!


Me and Courtney have been friends for ages and ages and now she has started snail mailing too! She is a very talented artist and I'm sure her letters wont disappoint.
(There's a better photo than the one above ;) )



Thursday, 18 October 2012

The Facebook page is ready!

http://www.facebook.com/MessagesFromBottles

Now you can be more involved with messages from bottles than ever!

Here you can post any of your own snail mail photos, view other peoples or simply just keep up to date with what's going on in the website :)

You can also contact both me and Chloe there as well, so if you have any suggestions for what you would like to see or hear about then please don't hesitate to ask!

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

New letters!

I'm going to make a post in the next few weeks about my birthday cards and things so don't be worried if it looks like your birthday card has gone missing from your letter! 


This first letters from Grace in Germany. She sent back my contact card yay! I wasn't sure if anyone would actually bother to fill them in for me. I like the German stamps, so pretty.


This letter is from Hyeji in Korea. She sent me tea and photos and my little card for a message in a bottle (Which I will do... I'm just not sure when...) She also sent me a little Korea lesson.


I'm not sure I'll be fluent in Koran any time soon but eh! It doesn't hurt to try!


Finally, this letter is from Serine in Norway. I love Serine's letters they are always so cute. I especially love the seal and I cant wait to try the chocolate! 

Thank you everyone <3


Monday, 15 October 2012

I'm back!



I had a really good birthday! I even met Sid from ice-age! What more can one ask for! I realised I maybe use exclamation marks way too often... Oh well.


Thank you pen pals for all your cards and things that you sent, I will be posting them on here soon enough along with, hopefully, a Halloween card type thing... that's if I actually remember to make it ;D

Happy the bit in-between Halloween and my birthday everyone!

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Apologies...

I have been so so busy recently so I haven't really been able to post anything on here :'(

I just started college studying Law, Economics, Psychology, Modern History and German so as you can imagine I am pretty busy nowadays!

However this weekend its my birthday! (13th October) So even though I'm going away for the weekend I will surely make a post about what cards and what not I have received. I have already received some cards early and I didn't realise how much effort people would put into them! They are so lovely <3 Thank you all!


This is a clue to my... mysterious weekend away. I'll be sure to make some thrilling post cards when I return ;D

I forgot to say...

We also have Formspring: http://www.formspring.me/BottledMessage

So if you have any questions you want to ask but don't understand Tumblr then you can always ask through there :)

3008 Views!

We have hit yet another milestone! Wahoo!

Due to the failure of the last message in a bottle attempt, I will save your messages (However little there were) until we hit a more dramatic milestone.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind people that they can contact both me and Chloe (or both of us together) through various ways:

Tumblr:

Jessica's personal Tumblr: http://jessicaisalice.tumblr.com/
Chloe's persona Tumblr: http://ohsochloe.tumblr.com/
Messages from Bottles official Tumblr: http://messagesfrombottles.tumblr.com/

E-mail: messagesfrombottles@gmail.com (If you have a specific message for either me or Chloe then you can always state it in your E-mail)

Twitter: @abottlesmessage

And, as always, you can comment on anyone of our posts and we will try our hardest to reply A.S.A.P!

The question of the moment, which will be added to the poll, is... Do you think messages from bottles should have a Facebook page?

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Hello!

Hi everyone! Like Jessica mentioned in her previous post, my name is Chloe, and I am the new author on this blog, hooray! Now this will just be a short post but hopefully it'll work at introducing myself to you all!

So, yes, I'm Chloe. I'm seventeen and I live in England, UK. I'm at college where I study English language, modern history, sociology and media studies. I'm a really positive person and love love LOVE spending time with my friends and family and just being a generally smiley girl! :-)

Jess first introduced me to pen-palling several months ago, and I'm so glad she did. While I don't have quite as many snail-mail friends as she does at the moment, I have already been introduced to some different cultures and learnt about people from all over the world, all through picking up a pen and writing letters! In a later blog post I will be writing about what I have personally found beneficial about getting involved in snail-mail - I hope to post quite a lot, alongside Jessica of course, to keep Messages In Bottles constant and fabulous! If you have any post ideas for us please comment and say what you'd like us to write about!

Oh, I also run a personal blog chloechiddle.blogspot.com if you're interested in having a quick look at that too.
Ooh, and before I forget, I'm still looking for potential new snail-mail penpals! If you want cute handwritten letters and little gifts then send me a comment or a message and I'll get back to you on that!

Speak later, my lovely Snail Mail friends!

Chloe xxx

Welcome Chloé!

We have a new author! yay!


I introduced Chloé to Snail Mail a while ago and I haven't got time to post all the time at the moment, so I kinda forced her to help me with the blog! Hopefully now there will be plenty of interesting things to read on here from two Snail Mail enthusiasts... and that's never a bad thing!


(Proof I do know Chloé (; )

Me and Chloé were at school together and used to share many...imaginative conversations together. Somehow we managed to go from singing Lady Gaga to hey! have you ever heard of Snail Mail? and I thought there was no better person to share their Snail Mail experiences with you than her. 

I hope you're all as excited as me to hear what Chloé has to say in the future :)

Jessica <3