Hello! Before we get into this blog post, I just wanted to share some exciting news, that I'm on one of my favourite podcasts - Tea and Tattle - this week! We are talking all about letter-writing and slow-living and all kinds of other lovely things. It would make me feel so good if you popped on over and had a listen. I'd love to know your thoughts on the interview and I'm sure Miranda and Sophie, who host this podcast, would very much appreciate your visit. Here's a link to where you can listen, and read over all the extras in the show notes: https://www.teaandtattlepodcast.com/home/56.
Still on the subject of letter-writing, I thought today I'd share some more of my illustrations from my Mail Art Colouring Book. I hope you like them! If you haven't come across this before, it's a downloadable colouring book with 62 illustrations on envelope templates, so you can colour them, personalise them, and post them. Creating all these illustrations was a genuine labour of love for me, and I've been so thrilled to see people using them, all over the world. It gives me goosebumps!
The colouring book makes a great Christmas present for anyone interested in mail, craft, or colouring, as well as for children, to inspire them to learn about snail-mail (my five-year-old daughter has coloured in almost every design, and posted several of them to friends). Because it's downloadable, it works at the last-minute, or as a little something extra to send to somebody overseas.
But a few people have told me that while they love the idea of a mail-art colouring book, they are not sure who they would write to, or what they would write about. To help answer their questions (and in case you have the same questions as you sit down to write your holiday letters, with or without mail-art), I've put together a list of 62 things you can write about or enclose in a mail-art envelope - that's one for every envelope-illustration in the book.
Just click the button below to download all the letter-inclusion tips.
Onwards to the mail art!
I'd love to know your ideas. What do you love to send in the mail?
ps. Until Christmas day, when you purchase the Mail Art Colouring Book, you'll also receive a downloadable set of eight hand-painted botanical gift-tags (and the same set as line-drawings in case you want to colour them yourself) for free . The tags are in the picture at the top of this blog-post, and can buy the colouring book here