Tuesday, July 31, 2012

pretty penpal letter

During our last visit, my cousin, Jade, and I decided we were going to start writing letters to each other, kind of being each other's "penpal". I hate how writing real letters is going out of style and being replaced by email and text messaging. There's something special about getting a handwritten letter that someone took the time to send you. So Jade and I are going to work on reviving this "ancient" practice of writing letters.

So for my first letter to Jade, I wrote and made a mini collage. I figured it would  be prettier then just some writing on paper (unless of course, you can do beautiful calligrahpy, which would look lovely on a page all of its own).

 I cut up some old magzines, scraps of paper, and washi tape.

Instead of a boring, conventional, white envelope, I decided to make one. I sandwiched the letter between two layers of paper and sewed around the edges. Then I decorated the front, wrote the address on the back, added a stamp, and it's ready to mail! ♥

6 comments :

  1. Great idea! Makes letters totally fun instead of boring!

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  2. Thanks! Yes, and there're so many variations you can do that you'll never run out of cool letters to send!

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  3. Love this - especially the envelope.
    You're right - the art of letter writing must be revived! And with hand-crafted bits included, these are fantastic. Who wouldn't want to make and receive these?

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  4. Thank you! Yes, I think everyone needs to send a few more letters and a few less text messages! Thanks for the lovely comment!

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  5. This is just the happiest little letter! The way you have made the "envelope" makes it seem like a package. :) And cousins are the greatest of pen pals. I just found your blog after clicking over from the omiyage blog--you have a very lovely site here!

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  6. Thanks so much! Yeah, that's what I was aiming for, because it's so much more fun to receive in the mail! Yes, they are the greatest of pen pals! Thank you, I really appreciate it! ♥

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