Remember when we used to write letters?
Actual letters on pretty stationary. With stamps and stickers and personal touches. Remember when someone actually took the time to sit down and write a personal note in their own handwriting? And it took three to five days to get to where it was going?
I miss that.
I have a friend, a very dear friend, that moved way too far away and I wanted to send her something special. Whenever I need inspiration I go to Pinterest and I was not disappointed. After watching several “Happy Mail How To” videos, I had all sorts of ideas buzzing around in my head. My daughter helped me and we came up with our own little fun bits and pieces that we turned into “Happy Mail” for my dear friend.
Happy Mail Ideas
If you are looking for some creative snail mail ideas here’s a list of the things I put together for my friend:
- tea bag
- sticky note pad
- silver confetti stars
- a variety of stickers
- some of my favorite washi tape wrapped around a cardboard tag
- Bible verse coloring cards – you can get them HERE
- encouraging quote cards (from Project Life)
- a personal note
- heart shaped paper clips
- pad of lined paper
I tried to choose things that were flat and not too bumpy, so that it would go through the mail easily. That said, it was pretty thick so I did put it in a padded manila envelope.
Wrapping it All Up
I had a lot of fun wrapping everything together in a cute and attractive way.
First, I arranged everything from largest to smallest. I used some washi tape to hold it all in place and keep it from shifting in the mail
Next, I took a piece of pinked edge fabric and folded it along the side of my stack of goodies with a paper doily over it. I used baker’s twine to hold it in place by wrapping it several times over the entire stack. I knotted the bakers twine and covered the knot with a pink paper flower and a mini clothespin.
I didn’t take a picture of the front of the envelope but I wrote my friend’s address on a paper doily and affixed it to the front. I covered it in clear packing tape to keep it from being damaged in the mail.
And what Acts 20:35 says is true, “And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'” As much fun as I’m sure it is to receive goodies like this in the mail, it gave me so much more joy to put it all together.
Happy snail mailing!