Sunday, October 31, 2010

Best. Halloween Card. Ever.

Happy Halloween: anything can happen

I don't usually blog about mail before I respond to it, but this one must be an exception. This lovely Halloween card came on Friday, and I squee'd and squee'd and squee'd. Like a stuck little pig. This is the most amazing Halloween card ever! It's got everything: a bat, some wine, little silver dots, the bat is wearing a bowler hat...

spooky sleepy hollow stamps

..AND the envelope had a glow-in-the-dark spider secured in the corner! There was transparent tape over it which I removed for photographic, but I am amazed and delighted that the spider made its journey intact and unmangled. And how much do I love those Legend of Sleepy Hollow stamps? They are pretty amazing. The sender of this fantastic card, one of the amazing gals behind The Letter Writers Alliance, even wrote a great blog entry about these stamps; if you're itching to know more about them, this is the place to start.

washi + running moon

The back of the envelope is graced with some pretty silver-tinged washi tape and a marvelous paper sticker of a running moon-man pumpkin-head man. You can see the legs of the spider on the front poking out from the corner there.

The letterpress on this card is particularly well-done; it comes from Greenwich Letterpress in NYC, a shop that I've actually visited in person on one of my Big City ventures, and I can attest that all of their work I've seen is really fine. I am sore tempted to order a set of cards now.

Anyway, I wish a Happy Halloween to those who celebrate this spooky holiday! Remember: anything can happen.

(Don't let a bat steal your wine.)


  1. !! What a to-die for card! And stamps! And so orange and black!

    If anything really can happen, then I guess I'll keep my fingers crossed that I'll get enough done to go out and have fun tonight. :) Happy Halloween!

  2. I'm glad you posted this. I think it's the most beautiful and interesting Halloween card I've ever seen.

  3. Awesome! Love the moon-man. Happy Halloween to you too!

  4. What a fun Oct. postcard! I love it!
    Thank you for the wonderful "thank you" card. I love the Via Air Mail address label and the Edward Gory theme.
    You have beautiful writing and I love the pen ink that you used. I'm so looking forward to ordering that one.
    Happy Autumn to you too! Cheers!

  5. That's a great card
    Ilona, is that a "moon-man" running or a "pumpkin-head"? I've never heard of a moon-man, nor has google images. Am I missing some north american reference?

  6. Jonathan - sometimes I just make things up. You're right, though, I looked closer, and he's more squash than lunar.

  7. This blog is perhaps the best I have seen on the art of snail mail and envelope decoration. I am always inspired after visiting! Thank you!