... and carry on? Oh yes, but I had in mind more of a "Keep Calm, Have Some Tea and Write to a Friend" -sort of slogan. Why?

We went to a local supermarket last weekend, and besides getting some groceries I wanted to check the latest on Moomins. In 2014 it's been 100 years since their creator, Tove Jansson (1914 - 2001) was born, and to celebrate this special year there will be special mugs available. Oh my, there were and aren't they pretty! I have no picture of them yet as my mom has them until the March-birthdays, but the mugs be seen here and matching jars here and here. And all sold items will also donate euros to UNICEF, and with purchases your can also have a free Moomin-card(s) which I generously took as I know I have friends who would love to receive one. 

When I got home I made a cup of tea, and started seeking a pretty pen. I found one eventually, but that made me think of a new set I absolutely need think would be both cute&handy - a set of...

... matching coaster&pencil case! 

With happy little birdies carrying love letters and enjoying a hot cuppa too!

If this set doesn't do the trick and get you writing a card or a long letter to a friend, I do not know what does. And as I've told earlier I love both sending and receiving real, handwritten letters, and courage every each of you to give it a try. And don't you worry, I had 25-something years gap between my previous penpals and these lovely ladies I keep writing today, and it's all going great. It's a bit like biking, once you... You know. 

So Keep Calm, Have Some Tea and Write to a Friend, or send him/her a set to kindly remind that they could write to you! These sets can be found in my shop here.

Happy Wednesday!



greenrabbitdesigns said...

Awe, I love your little letter writing sets Mia, a brilliant idea!!
So it's going to be a big year for the Moomins then, such a good idea that UNICEF can raise some funds from it too!
Happy Tuesday my friend,
V xxx

Mia said...

Hello dear Vivienne,

Thank you so much for your comment! I think it's a brilliant idea to donate some funds to UNICEF of these too! They have been sold out in many places and there's a huge demand, and they donate 2euros/1,6£/2,7usd each item so they might raise a quite good sum!

Have a lovely WEDNESDAY, dear ;)


Lucia Sasaki said...

Hi Mia thanks for posting, it is always a joy getting them!
Lovely sets, indeed they are very inspiring.
I need to confess that I only knew that Moomins exist when I started to read your blog... I think that they don't arrived here in Brazil, along with so many things, unfortunately.
A gread and joyful Wednesday to you!

Mia said...

Hello Lucia,

I'm happy to hear that you liked my post - I have been thinking of writing a post for days, but just recently it's been bright enough to take even close to decent pictures.
And how lovely that I've introduced you to Moomins, they just make everyone smile. You can read more of them here: https://www.moomin.com/en/characters

Have a lovely week!


The Wittering Knitter said...

I love your little birds with their mugs and letters :) I remember the Moomins from tv as a child, a happy blast from the past! I will look them up again here in the UK now that you've mentioned it. Lovely post, Mia x

Mia said...

I am happy to bring up the Moomins and childhood memories, makes me smile here too - I think I know what TV-series you mean, it might be these: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5KUOie_rCg - too cute!

Have a lovely week, we're in the middle of January already!


isabella said...

Yes! Keep calm and write to a friend!

Mia said...

Hello Isabella,

That's my new motto for this year!
Happy to have you visiting, I wish to see you here soon again!

Happy mid-January!


mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Sweet Mia, I couldn't resist! Can't wait to Keep Calm, have a hot cup and write a friend!!

Mia said...

Dear sweet Robin,

Thank you so much! I just emailed you too... So Keep Calm, Have Some Tea and Read an email From A Friend!

Many warm thoughts from getting-colder Finland, and Happy New Year!


Jane said...

What a lovely post Mia, how exciting to be celebrating anything to do with Moomins... I so love these creatures and it is thanks to them that we met! Your sets are just perfect and all sold already......wow, you have a winning combination here. Happy nearly Thursday my dear x

jama said...

Love your letter writing sets and new motto! And thanks for the heads up about the Moomin celebration this year.

Susi said...

I loooove love love the Moomin cards Mia!!!! They are so super cute!!!

Anne said...

Thank you Mia!! Everything I love---Moomins, tea and letter writing. Thanks for the reminder about Tove Jansson's big 100th year.
How exciting. Very happy to read UNICEF will be getting some help from the sales.

from snowy America,
Anne and all

Megumi said...

Happy 100 years!
I love your writing sets. So cute. I feel your new year energy in your post. That made me happy.

Mia said...

Hello dear Jane,

I am so happy Moomins brought us together in a first place - they really have a power to bring smiles&happiness everywhere.

Have a lovely weekend, dear friend, and kisses to Daisy&Billy!


Mia said...

Hello dear Jama,

Thank you! I'm so happy to see you here visiting me! It never stops amazing me how loved Moomins are all over the world - and I do my best to spread the word too.

Have a lovely weekend, and warm wishes to Mr. Cornelius&co. too :)


Mia said...

Hello sweet Susi,

I'm happy you like them, and I am so happy So many do all over the world! I'm happily telling everyone about them, too, and keep spreading the word :)

Have a wonderful weekend, and a big kiss to Jamie!


Mia said...

Hello dear Anne,

Happy Saturday from almost-snowy Finland :)

It's lovely to see, how many of you love Moomins, and this is one big thing that has brought some of us together via Etsy. The 100th Tove-year is great, and if helps a important cause too - it really doesn't get better than that

Wishing you a lovely day, stay warm and cozy!


Mia said...

Dear Megumi,

Thank you! Writing is very important to me, thanks to you lovely ladies! It's just a lovely feeling to find an envelope in mailbox - thank you so much for yours!

Have a lovely weekend, and many greetings to you all!


Helen Philipps said...

Lovely little writing sets, Mia! And a lovely idea to write to a friend, I try to write letters to my special friends sometimes as well as phoning or emailing!
Such a special year for the Moomins :)
Happy weekend!
Helen xx

Mia said...

Hello dear Helen,

I am so happy that quite many of us still hand-write to friends, emailing is great (love receiving them too)but a real letter is...just something else.

Have a wonderful weekend, I wish it's sunny and pretty!


Beth of The Linen Cat said...

They are lovely Mia, and I agree and hand written letter or card is a wonderful thing! We like Moomins in this house as well :) Bethx

Mia said...

Hello dear Beth,

Happy to hear that your family enjoys Moomins too! And there will be a Moomin-related giveaway coming up soon too here... Hopefully within a week!

Have a lovely day!


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