Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Snail Mail

I love snail mail! I love checking the mailbox and finding something there besides just advertisements and junk. I also love paper, especially beautiful writing paper and envelopes (and, of course, scrapbooking paper, but we'll save that subject for another time). The other day I saw some envelopes made with old maps. I knew I had an old road atlas somewhere in the attic, so I dug it out of a box, and my daughter and I spent an afternoon making the envelopes and stationery pictured above. They were quick and fun to make and I wanted to make a LOT more, but I thought maybe I should use these first and write some letters. So, if I have your snail mail address, don't be surprised if someday soon (or...not so soon) you get a little something in the mail from me! And if I don't have your address and you like mail as much as I do, give me your info and I'll be glad to write to you. I've been writing a lot more letters in the past few months. I've been inspired by my new pen-friend Julie, and her blog The Letter Writing Revolution "Revitalizing a lost art one letter at a time". I am also intrigued by the idea of "mailart". Elle at Art of a Letter sent me some of her "stampart" in the mail. It's so intricate, and very beautiful. My daughters and I also recently joined Postcrossing. We send and receive postcards all around the world. Here are some of the postcards I have received so far:

It's so much fun to get a brightly colored card from a person in some random place around the world! Does mail make you happy, too? Write a letter or send a card to brighten someone's day, and maybe you'll get one back!
P.S. If you send one to me, you will definitely get one back!


  1. oooohhh, we love postcrossing. =)
    This is a great topic; my girlfriend from has been approaching the art of writing also. The importance of letters, words, connection...
    Dear cousin, write to me anytime =)
    e-mail me your address will you?

  2. Thanks!

    Sheri, you always leave such lovely comments :) An e-mail is coming your way.

  3. Your post on the promotions page caught my eye. Just wanted to say hello and to drop by. ;-)

    Follow you, follow me, best of luck there may be.

  4. How fun! Lovely creations! Just wanted to let you know that I featured your shop and recent blog post in my blog. Check it out! :-)

  5. Thanks Andrea! You shared some great information in that post, too!

  6. Snail mails are legend in terms of long distance communication. It is still widely used today because of it's efficiency and professionalism.