A huge part of my craft making has been dedicated to the art and love of snail mail. I even wrote and designed a zine about it last year called Happy Mail Days.
Given my love for handmade correspondence, I was thrilled to see the love for snail mail being further spread around the globe with the new book release, Snail Mail by Michelle Mackintosh, published by Hardie Grant.
I'm also very excited to say and extremely honoured to have been included in this amazing publication profiled on the 'Pen Pal' pages and also having some of my mail featured on a few pages throughout the book - talk about a dream come true!
|My profile page talking about my lovely pen pal Ishtar|
|Michelle's cat Bronte makes an appearance too! - so kawaii!|
Throughout the book, Michelle opens her heart to the reader sharing her personal experiences with snail mail and how handmade correspondence has played a significant role in her life.
Snail mail is about spreading love through handmade surprises sent by post and Michelle has embraced this concept by setting up a PO BOX that allowed people to submit their mail art to be featured in the book. Snail mail brings a special sense of community through manual correspondence and this feeling has been captured page by page.
|My mail featured in Snail Mail top left corner (Purple one with sprinkles)|
|My pink polka dot envelope features fourth from bottom right corner.|
A celebration of all things mail and handmade Snail Mail teaches you about the art of handwritten etiquette, samples of famous letters written in time, envelope decorating ideas, templates and the cutest set of stickers to decorated your own mail.
Big thanks to Michelle for featuring me and my mail in your inspiring book - I was also very touched to be mentioned in your thank you letter.
Here are a few more snaps of the book and the lovely decorated package Michelle sent the book to me in.
|List of people who sent mail to Michelle's PO BOX|
|Love, love, love!! Cat Mail!!|
|Beautiful package decorated by Michelle|
|Lovely designed card sent by Michelle|
|My thank you card was sent in the most sweetest stamped envelope. Learn how to make these stamps in the book!|
Happy Mail Days to you all!