christmas snail mail creativity sheridan anne 

Add lots of cheer to your Christmas Snail Mail 

 

Thanks so much for having me, ladies!

Did you see Mums Take Five's recent call out for anyone wanting some snail mail this silly season? Bel and Nic are sending Christmas Cards to anyone who wants them. All you need to do is send Mums Take Five a message on Facebook with your postal address. It's all about snail mail revival and giving you something to smile about in your letter box this Christmas! (as opposed to all those bills that seem to come in around this time - what's that all about anyway?!)

Christmas Snail Mail Revival and lots of Cheer

In the spirit of a little snail mail revival, I thought I'd share how I'm perking up my pen pals letter boxes this year with a little Christmas Cheer!

My pen pals are creative souls and love to be organised so I bought them a few little bits and pieces to add to their planner and crafting supplies. Some little things from The Reject Shop, Kmart and even from Coles were really cost effective and super cute.

I hadn't gotten out my Christmas wrapping paper yet, so I was thinking outside the square on what things I would wrap their little pressies in.

FOR THE LETTER:

I created a border around a plain piece of paper with some Christmas washi tape (any red or green washi tape will do, but there are some super cute ones at Kmart right now) and some Christmas themed scrapbooking papers.

I used my Sizzix Big Shot with some Christmas themed scrapbooking paper to cut out the letters of their names and stuck them on with glue.

FOR THE WRAPPING:

I used some of my sons' brown paper lunch bags and decorated them by using some Christmas Stampin' Up stamps and Staz On ink pads.

Once I stamped on the design I wanted to use, I added a little character to each design by using my Zig markers to colour in little details.

Last year I made some bunting to decorate my desk for Christmas time, so I made some for my pen pals too and put that into a separate brown paper bag. I decorated this one by making a border with some Christmas themed packaging tape I found at Kmart.

If you don't have any stamps to ink onto the bags, you could also use your printer! That's right, printers actually take the brown paper bags in them (you might have to fiddle with your settings, depending on the type of printer you have at home). Find a design you like online and print it onto your brown paper bag. It's best if you Google the free kids colouring in pages, because they are just an outline and won't waste your printer ink.

 

I hope my pen pals love their little parcels. But you don't need pen pals or fancy crafting equipment to get in on this Christmas Snail Mail. You only need someone that you love and want to send a little Christmas Cheer to.

Do you still send snail mail?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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+1 # Toni Welch 2014-12-12 21:17
I did the fat mum slim gift exchange this year and it was so exciting picking things out and wrapping them and then posting them off. Was just as exciting to receive something in the mail too! Its always nice to get something other than bills!
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