It would be nice to see Anna's idea...
As a recap of that post, Anna Lorton, author of The Lettering, sent me an adorable letter (of package status because of all the goodies inside). This inspired me to spread a different kind of mail love, namely that of little presents catered to the interests of the people I am corresponding with. I invested in some Etsy artisan creations, and will move along to supplies of my own in a bit.
Some quick, horrible quality images of the goodies I just bought from Etsians this past week!
A variety of custom stickers in many shapes, designs, and sizes.
Itty bitty paper baggies for storing goodies!
More incredibly cute stickers in a wide selection of designs, colors, prints, sizes, and shapes.
I know they're adorable, and that's why I will be going back and ordering from the Etsy shops in the future.
The next part has no photos because I have yet to design something. I mentioned in a previous post that I collect information about my pen pals and store said information (addresses, names, e-mail addresses, usernames from writing sites, etc.) in a binder.
The step that will make this revamping of snail mail love successful is the part where I print out fancy cards to send with each letter. These cards will contain specific questions that will help me keep track of all the interesting things my pen pals love. I expect my pen pals to fill out one of the cards, which I will send them, and return it with their next letter. I will also send a card catered to my interests for them to keep. This way I can use the cards to pick up quick little gifts for them if I am out shopping, or I can make quick little gifts if I find myself reorganizing my craft room (and believe me, this happens more often than necessary).
I am so excited to start sending out more mail love!