Make Envelope Letter Set Easy And Quick – Send A Real Mail

 

Envelope letter set series

Note: Before the actual envelope letter projects, you’ll find explanations and little stories which are relevant.  Different projects such as black and white, party style, floral, music and more letter sets will be published (already done) in the next few blog posts.

I just wanted to make it clear beforehand so you’ll read what you want especially if you are in a hurry.  But I hope you’ll stick around and read on.

Click the links below to jump straight to the projects.

Snail mail project #1 – Classic black and white envelope letter set
Snail mail project #2 – 5 tapes to make colorful party-style mail
Snail mail project #3 – Send a warm Christmas themed washi tape letter
Snail mail project #4 – DIY garden themed
Snail mail project #5 – Mysterious purple flowers pattern
Snail mail project #6 – Piano washi tape mail
Snail mail project #7 – Sweet pink washi tape
Snail mail project #8 – Cute smiley faces washi tape
Snail mail project #9 – Travel deco tape
Snail mail project #10 – Turn 1 envelope design into 3 different variations – final project of this series

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As mentioned in the headline above, it’s what I’d like to share with you today.  So instead of using email or instant message, here I am writing about making envelopes and letters and sending them via post.  Does it sound like going backward… like going back to the old days?

But they are easy and quick to make.  All you need is just masking tape and paper.

Make envelope letter set easy and quick

 

The masking tape is not the one that you normally see.  Not only are they beautiful (lots to choose from!) but also practical.

Related Articles:
Different types of washi tape – Part 1
More details about various types of washi tape – Part 2

 

This article (and the next few posts) will show you why, what masking tape to use plus other materials (optional), how to make easily and simply have fun.

Instead of saying envelope letter set, there’s another way to call it… snail mail.

I’m not sure…well, I haven’t checked if I’m the only one unheard of snail mail…sounds like a fancy term to me.

Snail is snail and it’s slow.  So, snail mail means slow mail.  Slow mail means it takes time to deliver to the recipient.  Therefore, it takes time to get ready the paper, write and decorate, go to the post office to buy some stamps and send.  Tedious, huh?

Sending and receiving mails

 

Anyway, I get to know more about snail mail from the inspiring Pinterest.  Click here to view and follow us!

Below is an excerpt about snail mail from Wikipedia:

Snail mail and smail (from snail + mail)—named after the snail with its slow speed—refers to letters and missives carried by conventional postal delivery services. The phrase refers to the lag-time between dispatch of a letter and its receipt, versus the virtually instantaneous dispatch and delivery of its electronic equivalent, e-mail. 

It is also known, more neutrally, as paper mail, postal mail, land mail, or simply mail and post.  Read more here.

 

So, what do you think of our snail mail board on Pinterest?  Lovely, pretty or alluring?  Would you want to be the creator/decorator or the recipient or both?

As you can see, snail mail is just not about envelopes and letters, it can be packages too.  But for this series, let’s focus on snail mail… just paper.

 

Follow me to take a walk down memory lane…

When I was in high school, I used to have a few pen pals which we exchanged real letters back and forth.  We got to know each other from a friendship column in a paper.  Neither of us used any fancy envelopes and letters.  Those papers were just the normal ones and some of them were just torn straight from the examination pads.

It’s not that important though.  The most exciting part was of course receiving the letters.  The envelopes were thin initially but then they were getting thicker and thicker.  Some wrote really long stories and some even included their beautiful photos.

I bet when I asked you if you’d like to be the sender or the recipient, you’d choose to be the recipient, right?

Beautiful red postbox

 

I still keep some of the letters because writing real letters is also part of my journey.  Maybe I will re-read them one fine day.  It’s a joy receiving real envelopes and letters in your mail box rather than those boring mails.  It’s even wonderful when you open the envelope and be able to touch the writing, the paper and read as many times as you want.

Due to this reason, I also used to collect beautiful envelope and letter sets.  Guess what, I just found out a few of them recently and have been keeping as if they are priceless precious stones.  Yes, they still look brand new.

On a side note, I wonder how many “precious stones” I’ve collected.  I’d be wealthy if they were real ones. 🙂

Have you ever received any letters from your parents while you are far away from home or abroad?  My father wrote me some handwritten letters while I was in the States.  He just used his favorite type of paper.  He wrote in Chinese and started the letter from right to left.

There must be some magic sprinkled in his letters.

They always brought me to tears no matter what mood I had.  His handwriting is tidy and nice.  My dad just wrote in a simple way but I could feel his warmth, care and love.  He’s not good in expressing himself in words especially talking but he’s good in writing.

I remember reading my father’s letters again a few years later; I still have the same touching feeling.

This is the power of writing and sending real letters.

You might be wondering since we are living in a fast paced technology driven environment, wouldn’t it be better sending instant messages?  They are fast and not to mention saving trees.

Yes, you are right.  I am not against at all sending letters electronically.  However…

…you can send real letters via post once in while.

Give your loved ones some nice little surprises.  Imagine how delighted they are when they get your mails from the postman!

If you are the lucky one who always receive real letters and packages from your loved ones in the postbox, congratulations!  Why not send them something similar if you haven’t done so?

Please don’t be despair if you have not been receiving any real mails for a long time.  I can feel your disappointment because when you open your mailbox, all you can see is just those boring white envelopes.

Why not start with you first?  Yes, you can make use of the simple snail mail projects here and post to your loved ones.

If you haven’t received any real postal mails, would you like to be the first to start making some envelope and letter sets?  How would you do them? 

Or, what’s your experience in receiving snail mails from someone you care?

 

Thank you so much for following along!  Next, the first project is black and white washi tape envelope letter set.  Stay tuned!

Envelope letter set series

Snail mail project #1 – Classic black and white envelope letter set
Snail mail project #2 – 5 tapes to make colorful party-style mail
Snail mail project #3 – Send a warm Christmas themed washi tape letter
Snail mail project #4 – DIY garden themed
Snail mail project #5 – Mysterious purple flowers pattern
Snail mail project #6 – Piano washi tape mail
Snail mail project #7 – Sweet pink washi tape
Snail mail project #8 – Cute smiley faces washi tape
Snail mail project #9 – Travel deco tape
Snail mail project #10 – Turn 1 envelope design into 3 different variations – final project of this series

 

 

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