Celebrating the makers

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Above: a collection of envelopes using my designs by @sculptedfilms on Instagram 

Can we all please just take a moment to appreciate all the lovely work that people all over the world are putting into these print-and-paint snail-mail templates? 

I have put off writing this blog post because I didn’t know quite how to express how happy it makes me, sending my mail designs into the world, and then seeing how people are using them and making them their own, in order to send creative mail to others. It still sounds trite when I put it like that, but it truly warms my heart to see people actually using and enjoying what I make… and knowing that they in turn are bringing joy to others through the post. 

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Above: transparent envelope by Snailmailcool on Facebook

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Above (clockwise from top-left): coloured envelopes by @murderingtime on Instagram, @lyndsey.thiessen on Instagram, @seniahhandmade on Instagram, @allyt_hobart on Instagram 

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Above left, rainbow hare envelopes by @lyndsey.thiessen on Instagram, top right by @elisef03 on Instagram, bottom right by @allyt_hobart on Instagram 

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Above: strawberry, flower and book envelopes by @murderingtime on Instagram 

If you don’t know what this is all about, I create envelope templates with mail-art designs on them, that people can print off and turn into decorative envelopes to send through the post. They are free, and I send new designs out every month via my newsletter, Snail Mail Toolkit. You can sign up to receive them (as well as a free copy of my e-book, Making Mail: 10 steps to writing letters that become keepsakes, here

10 comments

  • Sandy

    Hi love love your blog and newsletter . Need help I signed up a month ago maybe two and I have yet to receive the snail mail toolkit ? Maybe I’m doing something wrong ? Help! Pretty please!
    Sandy

    • Naomi Bulger

      Hi Sandy! I’ve checked and you are definitely in the system, but it says you only subscribed today. You should have received an email with a link to my e-book so if that didn’t come, check your spam holder. The next newsletter goes out in about a week so there won’t be long to wait!

  • Snailmailcool

    Thank you so much for featuring our translucent envelope! We enjoy using your templates and are grateful you are willing to make them. Snailmailcool makes daily Facebook posts about the wonders of snail mail. Like you, we love hearing from people.

  • Danielle

    Hi Naomi,
    Firstly, I’ve only discovered you today butI love your site – inspirational! I’ve just signed up to your snail mail toolkit, I was wondering if newbies are able to access your previous newsletters? X

    • Naomi Bulger

      Hi Danielle, thank you for your kind words! Yes, if there is a specific newsletter you are wanting, just let me know and I’ll send it to your email address. However, if it’s only the previous templates you are wanting, I will include links to some of the past templates in the next newsletter (out next week).

  • Ally T

    I love seeing these…I can only imagine how heart-swelling it must be for you
    X

  • Sara

    I’m using your templates too on my next letters :) thanks for sharing them. BTW, I just got your postcard, and I’d like to reply, where can I find your address?

  • Cindy Symington

    Hi Naomi,
    In reading through some comments, I can see that I missed your most recent newsletter by 2-3 weeks and am wondering if you could send it along. (I promise not to burden you by asking for all of them.)
    Also want to express my gratitude for your generosity of spirit in sharing templates and ideas for free. Every time i turn around I am getting a solicitation to buy something I don’t want or need (often via instagram!), making the idea of snail mail connection all the more appealing

    • Naomi Bulger

      You’re so welcome, I hope you enjoy the templates! The next newsletter will go out very soon, and I’m pulling together a collection of past templates for people so they can access them no matter when they’ve joined up, so I’ll let you know (in the newsletter) as soon as that is ready.

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