Make: Happy Mail #2

More happy mail! There’s time yet for summer correspondence before the hurly burly of the school year begins. To spice up your post, I’ve drawn up some non-governmental, very unofficial stamps to get your letters to their destination. Just print out this Happy Stamps link and start coloring. Then glue stick ’em to your envelopes–with proper postage, of course.

 

Make: Happy Mail #1

 

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In honor of the easy hours and unhurried days of summer, I’m sending a slow hello–by U.S. mail. This is the first post of several that celebrates pen-on-paper communication. Who doesn’t want to get a letter in the mail?

For my first batch of happy mail, I painted strawberries, popsicles, sunglasses and striped bathing suits with acrylic paint on a batch of colorful envelopes (purchased individually at my local craft store). I’m not sure how long it took me–maybe no more than an ambling hour spent with paint and brush, sipping afternoon coffee and listening to the radio. That seems to be the point of this project: it’s a simple one, paced at a stroll rather than a sprint.