Monday, January 20, 2014

Legal Tender Sender

$2 letter

I recently went to a party hosted by a new friend, who mentioned he's into letter writing and mail art. So of course I sent him a pretty fancy thank-you for the evening's fun (and I'm kicking myself that I didn't photograph it, because it was my first fine piece of my own mail art in 2014, but oh well), and he wrote back immediately with this creative offering. It's a letter on a two-dollar bill! I got one heck of a kick out of that fun idea. I've received a lot of letters on lots of different items, but this is my first time getting a letter written on currency. Cool.

fiction envelope

He decorated the envelope quite nicely as well, with random little cut-out quotes. This was a literary sort of party, you see...

rainbow balloons postcard

... and he included this lovely postcard. It looks to be original artwork, hand-drawn and painted, and I wonder if he did it himself. I'll have to ask him, in my response.

5 comments:

  1. To answer your question, that illustration was not done by me, but by one of my penpals, who sent me several to use! My letter writing has laid dormant for a while, but now I'm all excited to start again. See you at P&P on Sunday!

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    1. Oh wow, how lovely that your pen pal sends you hand-illustrated works. Yay for excitement over restarting letter writing, and yay for seeing you at P&P Sunday!

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  2. Snail mail is definitely funner than an email. I actually just bought bags of party favours to make up birthday party packages for three of my cousins birthdays this month.

    Lauren
    http://tasteslikelove.blogspot.com

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  3. If you want more fun, head over to http://lettermo.com for the Month of Letters challenge.
    Aahh, to have gotten an invitation to that party! That is my kind of party! : )

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