Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I sent off my big fat stuffed envelope today! All decorated and ready to go... I hope she likes it!

I can not wait to get mine in the mail!

If you like getting mail you should sign up on!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"When you write to your friends, make your letters so beautiful in form and text that they will be read, re-read, and cherished a long time after as a fond memory." - Book of Etiquette, 1922

mail swap.

I signed up for my first mail swap on I am excited to send it off in the mail and hope that I get a fun package in return. I am going to go home tonight and see what I can find that my swapper likes to stuff her envelope with! It is fun to get a big fat envelope stuffed with goodies in the mail!

I have some letters I need to write and get sent off. They are on my to do list, so I should probably get busy!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

postal door mat.

I am in the process of moving soon, and I think this mat fits everything I love into one! What a way to be greeted at the front door! This might be on my wish list of things to buy for the new place!

Monday, March 21, 2011

postal dress.

I can not seem to find this for purchase anywhere online... so now I have a mission to make one myself!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

handmade stationery.

"hey cupcake" stationery set
6 notecards and envelopes

travelopes stationery set
6 notecards and handmade envelopes
with 12 mailing labels

I love to make my own stationery! Whenever I go anywhere on vacation I try to grab some extra maps to make envelopes out of! I also love anything and everything to do with cupcakes, so who wouldn't love a beautiful notecard with cupcakes on it! check out my etsy shop to pick up your own handmade stationery by elbowmacaroni (that's me!) Use the coupon code: THANKS10 to save 10% off of your order!

good mail day book.

If you want to make letters that pop and stand out, check out this great book! I recently bought it and will be posting things from it soon!

a great mail day.

I can not even begin to tell you how excited I get when I see a letter or something fun in the mail. When I got home yesterday, I had a package and two letters waiting for me! I received a letter from my twin in it with a thoughtful and oh so adorable hand made coffee cup holder in it and I also received a letter from my penpal in GA!

I guess it is time I get busy and start writing some letters in return!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all of my fellow letter writers and readers!

Enjoy the Irish spirit today and have a good Irish meal with a side of green beer!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

5x5 postage print.

Check out this great print found on etsy today by virginiakraljevic


Look at these great stamps! What a great way to add some fun to a birthday card or any other card you send in the mail! These will be issued March 25, 2011! 

mail prices are going up.

Did you know that on April 17, 2011 postal prices are going up?

domestic letter rates.

first class letters.
1oz.  44¢
2oz.  64¢
3oz.  84¢



I am new to this whole blogger thing but I am very excited about starting this new project!

I have always had a love for writing letters and anything related to it. I love great stamps. Great paper. Great envelopes. And just receiving mail in general. I think it is a great, easy, cheap way to make someone's day! Who doesn't love finding a card or letter from someone they care about mixed in with all the junk mail and bills you receive on a daily basis!

I am going to use this blog to post anything mail related. Ideas for great letters, great finds and purchases, stamps and craft projects. If there is anything you want to see please feel free to let me know!

Thank you for following me on this exciting journey!