For so long now I’ve wanted to start a snail mail project. Ever since I started my online business and all kinds of cute Japanese and Korean stationery started landing in my mail box I’ve drooled over the possibilities of all that loveliness. Stickers, washi tape, cute letter sets, buttons, bits and bobs all ready for my lovely customers but I’ve never seemed to find the time to use any of it for myself.
That was until NOW. I’ve started to send off a few little snail mail pieces to some of my loyal readers and online bloggy friends and dressing up some of the little packages of my handmade stuff I send to customers. I’ve been following the wonderful Ishtar Olivera and her happy mail project and am so inspired by all that she does.
So what I’d like to do now is gather interest from those of you who’d like to join in.
I’m going to keep it really simple. Firstly, fill out the contact form below and express your interest in joining this group. I will then get back to you with a welcoming letter and a link to our master list. You will get all of the instructions from that point.
It’s then up to you – you can send a little something to everyone on the list or just one person. It’s up to you. You can include a letter (similar to a pen pal) and some little bits and pieces. Small enough to fit in a standard letter to keep the cost down. Ideas are : tea bags, stationery, stickers, notebooks, stamps, paper clips, confetti, little handmade things, the list is endless. It’s a great way to build your creative muscle.
Get creative with your envelopes as well. Mail art/envelope art is a thing. Check out the Pinterest boards. People are so talented. I’ve started a Snail Mail Pinterest Board that you can follow to find some inspiration as well. And if you’re looking for some great little bits to send, you can head over to my online shop. Also if you post your images on Instagram, use the tag #sewcraftysnailmail so we can see what everyone’s up to. I’ve also started a Facebook group for us to chat. Details for that will be in the welcoming letter.
I think this will be lots of fun for a lot of reasons – you get to be creative, you can make other’s happy, it gets you off the computer, you can involve the kids in the letter writing process, it helps to keep Australia Post in business, and there’s no nicer feeling than spreading a little bit of happiness just because.
So I look forward to hearing from many of you and if you have any questions just let me know.