Who gets letters often? Hands up! Not me! Lately, the only letters that have my name on them are work-related and they’re not any fun. The convenience of texts, emails, and social media has pushed letters at the back burner as a mode of communication. Greeting cards used to be a medium for “thinking of you on this special day” and all that mushy stuff we cannot say in person. Now, we only have to post a status on Facebook and tag that person to make them feel special on their birthday. But letters make you feel giddy and extra special knowing that someone special (or not!) put extra effort in letting you know how special you are. Now that’s a lot of “special” in one sentence!
Anyway, special letters (personal ones, the type that doesn’t spell work and give you deadlines) can come in special envelopes too. You can buy envelopes in cute looking colors at a local supplies store or you can make your own such as the ones I made here:
I used an envelope punch board to make these envelopes using an 8inch x 8inch paper. You’d be surprised at how easy these are to make.
Like I said, if you don’t have this punch board yet, you can buy plain envelopes at a local supplies store. This is the more fun part—decorating! I found this part very relaxing.
To make this:
These are the other envelopes I made (What can I say, I had a stressful week!):
Now, I’ve got to work on the cards!