Introducing MegMail

17 February 2016

Sending and receiving handwritten letters is one of my 'things' in life. It makes me really happy to put pen to paper, card in envelope and warm fuzzies in postbox - it's something you see less of these days but for me, there's nothing quite like opening a note as opposed to opening a text. Maybe it's because a little more care and attention has been paid, or maybe it's simply that it's heartwarming to physically hold something that was once in the hands of another in this busy, digital world.

My love for letters combined with my love for the people who watch my videos brought a new idea into existence that I've called MegMail. It began during Vlogmas as I sent ten viewers cards, giving them the choice between Christmas or thank-you, and I found it so enjoyable and downright cute that I've decided to make it a regular thing. Reading and replying to comments is one of my favourite things to do and I really feel like I've gotten to know a lot of you as individuals - it's at the point where someone could say your name to me and I could reel off facts about your life, pretty much!

So, it was truly lovely to sit down and write cards to people who I've gotten to know as friends and I can't tell you how exciting it was to march into the Post Office with a stack of cards to send off all over the UK as well as around the world - Belgium, Sri Lanka, USA, Sweden, Japan etc! - knowing that you'd be able to open them and have a piece of me with you. It felt so much more personal and meaningful, and I knew I wanted to carry on spreading the happiness.

Meg says, "enter!"
All you need to do to enter is comment on any of my YouTube videos - I pinky promise that I see every single one of them! - and that's it. I wanted to keep this simple and I know that the majority of you comment anyway, so as this is an ongoing 'giveaway' if you like, this seems like the easiest way to do it. You don't need to mention MegMail in your comment, just leave one as you normally would and that way it's no extra fuss for you or for me.

Meg says, "win!"
On the first of every month I'll go through the comments and choose one winner. Then, I'll contact you by sending a message to your YouTube inbox (click Creator Studio then Community then Messages) and you can let me know your address so I can get writing and posting. Please be sure to check your inbox around the 1st of each month if you've entered, as I won't have any other way of contacting you privately and I'll have to choose a runner-up if I don't hear back from you.

DISCLAIMER: I do have one small request regarding MegMail which is that if you receive one, please keep its contents to yourself - and by 'contents', I mean what I've personally written inside. I've absolutely loved seeing people post the outside of their cards on social media, we've been using the hashtag #MegMail and it really has made my day to know that it got to you safely so feel free to snap a photo of the front. I hope this makes sense, and thank you in advance to MegMail winners for respecting my privacy.

And that's it! If you have any questions about MegMail please leave them in the comments section below and I'll do my very best to get back to you. I'm really excited about this new tradition and hope it's something we can continue doing for years to come!

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