I've been doing good with mail lately, I've actually been able to keep up mailing something every day since A Month of Letter. Not sure why I've been doing so good, but I'm enjoying it!
This is one of the favorite envelopes I've sent in a while. I was inspired by some recent vintage stamps I got. The 10 cent one at the top right as the one that gave me the idea with the pen and inkwell to do a desk with envelope and paper. So, I stamped, addressed, and return addressed the "envelope" and dated the "paper" put the inkwell at the top right, and put a couple "spare" stamps laying on the "desk" to bring the postage up to the current rate.
Okay, this obviously wasn't addressed to "AHLMNORTSW", that's just some of the letters I used to address it, cut and pasted into the center as an example, as I didn't want to put the family member's address up here. I was inspired to do this letter design after seeing an example that was received at envelope 100 and the example shared from Pushing the Envelope. I think it turned out pretty cute and gave it a definite "St Patrick's Day" feel and the stamp matched well.
This was St. Patrick envelope. The stamps were because the family member I sent it to and I are more German American than Irish American, so I thought using the ship stamp marking the "German Immigration Tricentennial" seemed fun, and the Statue of Liberty seemed like a fun way to go with it and fill out the needed postage.
This was a quick card my family sent to the young daughter of some friends of ours who had been in and out of the hospital this week. I love how having vintage stamps can help you quickly dress up and personalize a piece of mail-I thought the Cabbage Patch doll was just too cute!
The name “Smiles Sent Saturday” denotes my hope these things I mailed made the people who got them smile.