I’ve been having a fun time designing matching envelopes and stationery this month. I’ve been sending out at least one letter a day in a hand decorated envelope in honor of April being National Letter Writing Month. These are the envelopes I sent out last week.
This letter and envelope went to Lilli for day 19 of National Letter Writing Month.
I sent Lilli a paste paper envelope last year, so I wanted to send her a different type of envelope this year.
This letter and envelope went to Shelly for day 20 of National Letter Writing Month.
Shelly (above) and Leanne (below) are participants in the Letters of Joy Envelope Exchange. I like the way both of these envelopes and matching stationery came out.
This letter and envelope went to Leanne for day 21 of National Letter Writing Month.
It’s been fun to exchange envelopes with others around the country and sometimes around the world. I’ve been in numerous envelope exchanges and they really are lots of fun. I’ve made a number of new pen pals and friends.
This letter and two envelopes went to Diane for day 22 of National Letter Writing Month.
Diane does the most wonderful iris folding using both oriental papers and old kimono fabric. I wanted to send her an envelope that had a Japanese feel to it. So I put her letter into an origami envelope and put the envelope into a translucent envelope so you could see the detail of the paste paper and the folded origami envelope inside. I used colors to go with the wonderful cherry blossoms on the stamp. I really like the way it came together. Sometimes my ideas work the first time around.
This letter and envelope went to Eric, in France, for day 23 of National Letter Writing Month.
I have exchanged a number of pieces of mail art with Eric over the years. He lives in France and has pen pals all over the world. He has a blog: My Mail Art World. Check it out to see lots of creative envelopes and art.
This letter and envelope went to Sharon for day 24 of National Letter Writing Month.
My dear friend, Sharon, used to live just down the street from me. We would get together at least once a week. She moved to Portland nearly 4 years ago and I miss her dearly. We stay in touch via phone and snail mail, and an occasional visit. I sent her letter in this envelope made from one of my paste papers.
This letter and envelope went to Susan for day 25 of National Letter Writing Month.
I have not yet met Susan, even though we’ve been exchanging decorated envelopes and calligraphy for some time. She’s on the East Coast and I’m on the West Coast. Maybe some day we’ll manage to meet in person. Meanwhile, our mail goes back and forth across the country.
To see the envelopes I sent out in other weeks see:
National Letter Writing Month – Week 1
National Letter Writing Month – Week 2
National Letter Writing Month – Week 3
Happy letter writing, Candy