There’s nothing pen-pal-people dread quite so much as a “no mail week,” as it’s often called on instagram tags. The horrid fate of opening up your mailbox in the fading winter sunlight every day to find nothing but flyers and bills…what could be worse in the mail world?
After suffering through weeks without mail recently, I was happy to find my letterbox restocked over the past few days with an impeccably gorgeous selection of incoming letters from Canada, Nevada, Germany, Ohio, North Carolina, and Utah. Better late than never, right?
In an example of astounding snail mail coincidence, Stephanie of marinegirlsadventures posted a preview of this incredible envelope on the very day that I happened to receive it! Its rustic, woodsy feel inspired me to photograph it out on my porch: I’m sure the little animals enjoyed being closer to nature.
I feel a strange affinity with this rust-colored creature featured so prominently in the design, too–we redheads have to stick together!
Also documented in the great outdoors was my first letter from Haley in Canada, featuring a fun red-and-vintage theme! (Or at least that’s my curatorial interpretation of this mailing’s contents.)
(I understand you believe that “cash is for amateurs,” Vintage Lady, but what other options did you have available in pseudo-1960? What is your non-amateurish legal tender of choice? Truly a koan for the ages.)
Speaking of fairly new pen pals, Dana from North Carolina always sends me the cutest assortment of floral cards and cheerful little designs. Who doesn’t love anthropomorphised donuts and maritime history?
(In real life, though, I’d prefer my pastries didn’t wink at me.)
How do you get through no-mail-weeks, my fellow letter-writers? I hope your mailboxes stay full for the foreseeable future!