I cannot describe the excitement I get when I receive a good old fashioned, hand written letter! Snail mail is THE BEST! Equally as exciting is replying with an 11 page – yes, you heard me – an 11 page response! Typically, for a long letter I use wide ruled filler paper, colorful pens, rubber stamp images, cute stickers, washi tape and make my own “stationary”. I decorate as I write. It is fun, whimsical and creative. I also try and decorate the envelopes as well. My friend Michele and I typically write long letters to each other. We have used super cute cards and stationary however, we prefer to use “our” stationary when we write.
Months ago I purchased a 12 x 12 paper pad online by KI Memories called “Funky Paper Pad II”. I had no idea what I would do with many of the patterned papers in this pad so I decided to use some pages to create envelopes for my outgoing letters – including this one.
I have also included a couple of vintage stamps on the front of the envelope. Since the letter is going to Virginia from Texas, I decided to use a couple of stamps from the 1982 State Birds and Flowers stamp sheet. Don’t worry, once this is weighed at the post office I will add more vintage postage!