Monday, February 24, 2014

Handmade and small gifts for pen pals

"Spring is approaching," is my new mantra. I repeat this in my head all day long. In fact I've been thinking about it since the beginning of January which makes me a bit, how do I say this? Annoyed? I'm supposed to be in the present, the now, enjoying what I got right at this second and I'm dreaming of a beach, a hammock and lots of sun. Oh! I've just realized that it is summer what I'm dreaming about.

Anyway, here are some ideas to cheer someone up via snail mail. The most important thing is that it's flat! I haven't had the chance to complain here about the raise of postal prices (boy are they ridiculous!).  The fact that a simple package is starting at 9 euros makes me think twice before I send anything out.

So in January (I know...) I came up with some little boxes to send. This one is filled with airmail labels that I printed here. But some stores like this one, sell vintage ones.

You can also make little pouches to fill with your favorite seeds, carve a stamp, make a label and close with your favorite washi-tape. Spring is approaching, spring is approaching...

Send them in a small tin box. Don't forget to include the instructions for planting.

Why not carve a few tiny rubber stamps to fill a pill box? As you can see I was still in heart and Valentine's mode.

Send to friends, pen pals, any one really. Snail mail has the ability of cheering everyone up, and with this winter going on, wouldn't it be nice to open a package that has been sent with lots of love? I think it would!

The things you could fit in a small box are a lot. Just give it a try. Did I mention cheer someone up?

Happy monday. I hope it is a good one!


  1. I like the seed pouches! These are great ideas; thanks for sharing!

    1. Me too! And the best part is that they don't take a lot of time to make. Only the part where you have to go and buy the seeds ;)

  2. Uf!!! cada cosita es mas divina que la otra. Un sin fin de detalles. Bello de mas!

  3. Love this...I'm just in the process of sending off so many gifts and I needed some inspiration :)

    1. I'm so happy you found some inspiration here!

  4. Yep, all working now..... just to say this is GORGEOUS....:-)

  5. Well, these are amazing and beautiful handmade gifts. All designs are pretty. Thanks for sharing with us. For similar collection of handmade gifts visit


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