What’s In My Mailbox? Starry, Starry Night

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It’s been a while since my last regular snail mail post – so here is an extra-resplendent pen pal roundup to compensate for lost time!

Over the past few weeks, a weird chronic pain issue has kept me from my usual bad-posture-requisite activities like blogging and making envelopes. You might have noticed that my posts are terser than usual: there’s only so much time I can spend typing until I get better!

Still, mail carries on, and I have some beautiful lettersΒ to which I can reply as soon as I become a little more limber again.

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Will the day ever come when Stephanie and I stop sending each other ocean-life letters? Probably not! Though it’s not quite aquatic, that particular van Gogh painting is one of my favorites, and I’m delighted to have a handheld copy in envelope form.

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As well as a mini striped dolphin that I can pin on my bulletin board at the museum!

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Traveling in from magical Ireland is an equally enchanting letter from Emma!

(Yes, you’re going to see a lot of this recently-acquired golden nautilus for address censorship purposes…)

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Check out this glorious assortment of washi tape!

(I was too enamored of this envelope to even open her letter yet – perhaps you’ll spot the contents in a future post!)

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I could really use a little sunshine in my snowy New England life right now, and it was an utter delight to bask in the glow of this cheerful yellow letter from Nevada.

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My dear sister transformed a tourist map of the Kona side of the Big Island into a very cute envelope! Notice the square featuring Mauna Kea Beach that she cut out just for me – and the hand-drawn solar system.

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Continuing on this cheerful, springtime theme: I love the soft watercolor hues of this floral letter from Pennsylvania! (My friend also kindly supplied me with more of those snowglobe cut-outs, which you might recognize from a previous mail roundup. I’m an official addict!)

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February is almost over, and spring awaits! Let’s hope that spring gets back into my step soon.

5 thoughts on “What’s In My Mailbox? Starry, Starry Night

  1. Yay, it arrived! I always have trouble decorating bubble envelopes for some reason – the padding seems to hinder my mail art but I tried my best to create a magical garden for that fairy πŸ™‚
    And you and Stephanie’s mail art are definitely meant for each other xD

    • It was SUCH a magical garden! I loved it!! And I also loved the top-secret contents of your envelope, which I have now enjoyed πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for the escape into the land of serpents and pearls! I have never actually read any Marco Polo and can’t wait!

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