National Letter Writing Month 2017 – Week 2

I have been having a lot of fun with making envelopes and writing letters this past week. I have finally found something that works well with traveling. I still don’t quite have things as organized as I’d like, but at least I’m not losing my art supplies as I was on my last trip.

These are two of the letters and envelopes that I sent out this past week.

I love it when April rolls around each year. I seem to be way behind in my correspondence and National Card & Letter Writing Month gives me permission to drop everything else and concentrate on writing letters and making unique decorated envelopes.

I was delighted to find that there was no additional postage for the folded envelopes with the diagonal corners. Yea!

This year, I’ve been making a bunch of folded envelopes that have diagonal corners. I took some of them to the Post Office to ask just how much extra postage they would require. No extra postage. So, I’m making lots more of these envelopes. I’m including another little origami envelope in with my letter. See my blog post DIY Origami Envelope and a link to the instructions.

Two of the letters and envelopes I sent out this past week for National Card & Letter Writing Month.

I feel as though I might actually get caught up on my letter writing. Of course, with being away from home for a month and a half, I’m sure there’ll be a bunch more mail waiting for me.

Two more of the folded envelopes with diagonal corners.

I have lots of pen pals who enjoy folded paper, so I’m sending them the folded envelopes with diagonal corners. I made my envelopes from wrapping paper samples.

Two more letters and envelopes that went out this past week for National Card & Letter Writing Month.

Enjoy, Candy

6 responses to “National Letter Writing Month 2017 – Week 2

  1. Looking forward to hearing from you in the past. Love your blog by the way.

    • Hi Gina. I sent you a letter out last week. I’m so glad you like my blog. I am having a lot of fun writing and photographing for it. Hopefully when things get a little more settled, I’ll get back to posting twice a week.

  2. You have been hard at work. They are lovely. I see you used wrapping paper. After Christmas there were so many wrapping papers on sale that I got carried away and bought way way to many. They make lovely polish stars to give away. I hope to retire in several months and look forward to making paste papers. Thank you for all you wonderful posts, I do so enjoy them.

    • I did use wrapping paper. It came from sample books that I was given. It’s really nice quality and folds nicely. Let me know when you retire and I can send you some samples of some of my paste papers.

      • Thank you, that is very kind of you. I hope to learn how to make paste papers even though I live in a very small apartment. It will be a challenge!

        • Yes it can be a challenge working in a small space, but it is possible. I made a bunch paste papers one year in the winter in a two bedroom condo. I put a large board on my ironing board in my kitchen and made my paste papers there. I dried them on a clothes drying rack in my bathroom. Then as they got dryer, I moved them into other parts of the condo to finish drying while I put the wetter ones on the drying rack in the bathroom. It can be done. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

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