Snail Mail

3 Jun

Any snail mailers out there?  Turns out it’s becoming the hip thing to do.  My instagram feed is full of photos from serious snail mailers from around the world and their elaborately decorated letters that look like little works of art.  Ever since I was a little girl I’ve loved sending letters and packages to friends and family all over the world – it’s such a nice feeling knowing that someone will open their mailbox to find a sweet little surprise (and will maybe send one back in return!).

So when Giova of the lovely blog One Bunting Away asked me to do a guest post I jumped at the idea to participate in her snail mailing Flat Project (these accordion envelopes are my favourite).  Any project that involves ideas to pretty up your snail mail is a project for me.   I had a lot of fun making up these little fabric embellished note cards with my daughters (we had actually made similar cards for their birthday invitations a few years ag0).  Take a look here.IMG_8468


2 Responses to “Snail Mail”

  1. grammao June 5, 2013 at 17:01 #

    I love snail mail – ragged or beautiful. There is nothing so exciting and yet comforting to open a mailbox and find a letter, note, card, postcard, a wee parcel…(anything that is not a bill or advertising), clutch it to your heart to savour it or rip it open in anticipation and find that someone has taken time and effort to write to write and post their words – something you can touch and keep.


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    […] I’m a huge fan of snail-mailing and pen-pals (see some of my snail mail projects here and here).  It’s something I’ve been doing since I was a little girl and something that I got […]

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