This post is a little late in coming, but I had to pull it together in time to share something amazing I saw today on the LWA blog . . .
See the envelopes above? They are mailable Moleskine cashier notebooks!! Moleskine calls them "Postal Notebooks." I can't believe my eyes--it's the marriage of two of my most favorite things--Moleskines and envelopes! Once again, the LWA keeps me up-to-date on all that's wonderful in the postal world. Check out their post here and watch the cutest video (in French!) about the notebooks. These are SUCH a great idea!!
I think the Note Cards (at the bottom of the photo above) are equally exciting. They come with envelopes like regular greeting cards, but they have 4 inner pages for writing your message--a great design for long-winded types like me.
I can't wait to send Moleskines through the mail! I am so excited.
On to the mail I actually have sent . . .
This was for my friend Kelley. I got her a greeting card at Paper Source that said "Freak Out and Throw Stuff" (a parody of the popular "Keep Calm and Carry On"). Kelley has had a crazy year and has handled it with much grace, but I thought the card was funny and kind of fitting.
I attempted to address the envelope with calligraphy, but I messed up. So I just had to make her an envelope. This was funny because she kind of makes fun of me for my obsession with envelope making (even though she would totally be a sucker for it if she gave in).
This happy mail was for my sister Libby. Several weeks ago, I joined her in her teenage obsession with The Hunger Games, and we have kept a running commentary about it ever since. When I first texted her to ask if she had read the books, her reply was, "Are you kidding? I AM KATNISS!" so I thought it fitting to address this letter to "The Mockingjay." :)
I also sent a card to Jeff's grandma this past week in honor of her oldest son's birthday. He died of cancer in 2010, and I wanted her to know we were remembering him on his birthday and thinking of her. I want to do this type of thing more often, especially for the older members of our family. If you think about it, our grandparents carry a lot of burdens almost entirely alone. I want mine and Jeff's to know that we care about the people and things that are special to them.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend. I am spending mine with my family, and I think there will be envelope making and letter writing involved. See you next week!