February is often associated with hearts and chocolates and love. However, it's also a month celebrating mail and the handwritten letter. First, I know I am not the only one anxiously looking forward to the Ex Postal Facto mail art event in San Francisco starting Friday, February 14th and going through the weekend. Plus, it's a Month of Letters - a challenge that encourages you to send one letter each day during the month of February. Add in that it's also International Correspondence Writing Month and it's easy to be inspired to set aside a little time to send some letters of your own over the next few weeks.
If you're like me, you might have an overflowing stash of stationery, but there also seems to be space for just one more card or a couple extra stamps, right? I figured there couldn't be a better time than the start of a Month of Letters to share some of my favorite mail supplies right now.
Favorite card goes to this sweet donut card from Paper Source. Fun and colorful, it's the perfect design to simply say hello to a friend.
Patton Prints wins for favorite personalized card with their long distance love design. Simply let them know where you and your love reside and the red hearts will be put in the right spots. Pretty enough for the recipient to keep as an art print after reading your message.
I haven't loved some of the newest USPS stamp releases, but am looking forward to getting my hands on these brand new fern stamps - my choice for favorite postage stamps. These stamps are nice on their own, but I think they'll be even prettier mixed in with some vintage stamps.
These bird stamps might have won favorite postage stamps, but they haven't been released yet so I'll give them favorite future postage stamps. These will surely adorn some upcoming spring mail of mine.
These designs (Vintage Email, Better Than An Email) from Wit & Whistle share the award for favorite rubber stamp to decorate outgoing mail. Like all of Amanda's work, the designs are clean and simple with a good dose of cleverness.
Favorite tool has to go to this super creative Cat Template from Margaret of Paper Pastries. Simply trace, cut and fold to create a notecard that can be also be sealed with some washi tape and used as an envelope. Have more to say? It is designed to hold a 4 bar card perfectly inside. So smart, right?
Have any letter writing favorites of your own? I'd love to hear about them and check them out! Share what you're currently loving in the comments.