Good morning! I’m so excited about today’s post 🙂 I was recently introduced to the a new concept of a snail mail called Pocket Letters.
In a nutshell, Pocket Letters are a new way to send a note/letter to a new friend or penpal. You take a trading card sleeve (you know the sleeves that your kids keep their hockey/baseball cards in) and fill it with lots of goodies, pretty it up a little and in one of the pockets you include a letter to your Pocket Letter Pal. Isn’t that awesome!
So to start I asked my Pocket Pal a few questions to find out a little more about her and what she likes and then customized my Pocket Letter to her. I used some patterned paper or cardstock for the back of each pocket. In each pocket is something different – a sampling of some washi tape, some wood pieces, a die cut butterfly, some candy dots, some little travel themed die cuts, sequins etc. Then I made a coordinating envelope to clip to the top pocket with my letter. This was sooo fun! And I cannot wait to make more.
Once you are done, you fold it up and slip it into a regular business size envelope! Love it. Of course I had to pretty mine up a little before sending it off. I wrapped it in some tissue paper, added a doily and then tucked it into the envelope.
The Pocket Letter concept was started by Janette Lane, she’s got a great website with a couple videos that detail what a Pocket Letter is all about. I absolutely love this idea – it’s kind of a combination of scrapbooking and letter writing. So fun!
Have a creative day!