Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The amazing cat pouch letter

Cat pouch envelope back

The fabulous Donovan of the Letter Writers Alliance has outdone herself again with breathtakingly cool mail. She sent one of her latest letters to me in this sweet little cat pouch!

Cat pouch envelope front

I can't believe it arrived so unblemished, postally perfect. Even the postmarks are carefully done.

Cat pouch envelope: sewn zipper

She knows her mailing rules; to avoid any issues with a dangling zipper, she sewed the zipper pull into the zipper itself! It was very easy to open with one snip of the scissors.

Cat pouch envelope: contents before removal

Inside, the letter awaits...

Cat pouch envelope's little letter tied with string

...and even the inner presentation is awesome, with the letter tied up with red and white string.

Lest I focus too much on the packaging, I must say the contents were up to her usual stellar standards, with it being one of the loveliest letters I've received this season. Some people think this blog is only about mail art and the way mail looks, but I just keep the contents of letters private. Our postal conversation is between us, but let's just say Donovan's letters read just as beautifully as they look.

I received this quite a while ago, and I had to follow my own rule of not blogging about the letter until I had responded... but I finally put a long letter of my own in the mail to Donovan, so I'm excited to share this pulchritudinous postal tidbit with you all. Surely this kitty pouch is an honorary member of the Feline Postal Brigade!


  1. That is the cutest little package for a letter! For some reason it reminds me of a story I once heard about someone who sent a banana through the mail, with the address written on the peel. I think it's something about the carefully applied stamps and postmark. How neat!

  2. How wonderful -- that must have been so much fun to receive and open.....lovely.

  3. That is stunning both the package and the letter itself, looks to be on onion skin or tissue paper?

  4. This is such an amazing letter! What a great idea.

  5. How incredibly creative and well-executed! I love your blog for letters like this one--without quite getting the joy of receiving the letter, we can still be intrigued and inspired!

  6. This is wonderful! It really inspires me to be more creative when I send mail!

  7. Where did she buy that super cute cat pouch? I love the idea. ....and I love the thin paper she used for letter writing.