Because I am trying to be more regular with postal correspondence, I thought I might share a picture here every week or two to show what I have mailed or am about to mail.
I love seeing pictures of mail and also like having a record of what I have sent . . . since I probably won't see it again (hey, I put a lot of work into those envelopes, so humor me). :)
I really like how people post pictures to the Letter Writers Alliance Flickr group of their incoming and outgoing mail. I also love the project 52 Weeks of Mail on Facebook and am tempted to join!
For those of you who commented on this post, I just wanted to let you know I have started to send letters out (see pic above). Don't expect any killer calligraphy, though. I realized that focusing on the handwriting practice was going to keep me from actually getting anything sent out, so I decided to start by sending mail with or without calligraphy (it varies from note to note) and later send out some awesome envelopes once I am a little better at addressing them. Baby steps. But hey, I am on a roll, friends, so keep an eye on your mailbox. And it's never to late to leave a comment on the calligraphy post or on this one to get your very own letter. I love sending mail.
In case you are interested, clockwise from top left . . .
envelope made from a vintage wall paper scrap; hand stamped hello postcard; envelope made from an Anthropologie catalogue page; hand stamped postcard with my very own grandpa's famous (in my family) saying--I may write more about this someday because it is priceless; envelope made from my calligraphy practice paper; envelope made from a flowery magazine page; watercolor postcard that I painted and attempted to write calligraphy on but just turned it into quirky cursive instead; hand stamped bear+heart postcard; envelope made from a J. Crew catalogue page
*Gina, somehow your postcard is missing from this pic! I will send you another and be sure to take a pic next time. :)
And I will leave you with another view--showing some of them stamped and ready to go (if anyone comes across some non-flowery postcard stamps, I would really like to know). That top letter is for my baby sixteen-year-old sister Libby, who I sometimes affectionately address as Ellie May. I am told she reads this blog, but she has yet to show her face, er, comment. This is a test to see if she might come out of hiding . . .
P. S. If you would like some envelope making info, I wrote a little bit about my favorite tools for making them right here.
P. P. S. Write back soon. xo