It's that time of year again when egg press and Hello!Lucky team up to put on the #write_on thirty-day snail mail challenge. It is a mail challenge to write a letter a day during April each year, National Letterwriting Month.
I recently joined the Pretty Postal tropical snail mail swap and decided to make snail mail envelopes from colourful tropical scrapbook papers. It is an easy and fun project for the beginner to intermediate crafter. I was able to make six in about an hour's time so this can be an afternoon craft. You can further decorate the envelopes as you'd like with doodles or drawings, labels, stickers and washi tape.
I started with square 12 inch by 12 inch pieces of scrapbook paper. The paper I used had only one side printed, but if you use paper that has coordinating printed colours or patterns on
This year, I have decided to try to send more mail to friends and strangers around the world. Which evolved into sending a letter a week in a 52 letters mail challenge.
It is no secret that I love traditional hand written letters. There is nothing quite like getting a brightly coloured envelope in your mailbox from a loved one or friend. And when you open and read their handwriting it feels like you have just sat down and had a long friendly chat.
In such a busy and digital world, we often feel alone and miss the personal connections with other humans.
I challenged myself to send more mail in 2017. So I have been preparing colourful and inspiring decorated happy snail mail envelopes that are ready to send in the mail. I use colourful paper to make envelopes. or use existing envelope designs I love and then add matching washi tape. When I am ready to send out some mail, they only need a stamp and an address.
Want more inspiration? Visit my mail art Pinterest board or follow my Insta feed!
Posted Pets is my snail mail challenge I decided to take on as part of April being National Letter writing Month. It has everything to do with mail, communicating and connecting with one another with a dash of my illustrated pet personalities.
My original goal was to send out 30 pieces of mail featuring my illustrations. I am overwhelmed that my goal of 30 signups quickly became an actual 61 recipients from all over the world. It is a huge confidence boost and I can’t wait for you all to get your postcards and note cards in the mail.
The first few envelopes
What is it?
My snail mail challenge stems from a love of paper, stationary and everything related to corresponding through the mail. I am inspired by the Write_On campaign started by Ohh Deer and Egg Press.
“Write_On is a campaign to promote joy, creativity, expression and connection through hand-written correspondence.” – quoted from their website
In our technical world we Tweet, like, share and post instead of putting pen to paper. April is National Card and Letter Writing month and I plan to celebrate and contribute to the Write_On initiative by sending one piece of mail every day during the month of April 2016. I’ll be tweeting, Instagramming, and blogging my