Last night I put letters & goodies in envelopes, taped them up and addressed them to be sent on their way. I've been pretty terrible at responding quickly to the letters I receive. I bring stationery to work so I can catch up on replies but I don't end up sending them out until a week or two after they are finished. Sometimes the delay is due to not having any collaged envelopes (or the inspiration to collage). When that is the case, I frantically put letters in plain envelopes and feel bad for sending them out.
I ran out of postage in September and, as a result, ran out of inspiration to write letters. I was inspired to make envelopes, which put me in a good place when I finally had stamps. 15 envelopes and 1 postcard later, I only have a few letters to reply to.
For all the years I have put in to writing letters, sending mail and making envelopes, I have yet to find any routine that works for me. It's difficult to keep up and keep inspired. I want to send out quality mail; mail that I would be ecstatic to receive. The only way to achieve that goal is to keep up on collaging envelopes (and postage!).
How do you keep up with mail?