Are you guys as excited about Christmas cards as I am? I think that they are one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. I love to see pictures of family that we don’t get to see often enough. I love seeing hand written addresses. Or lets face it, just getting mail that isn’t junk or bills is just wildly refreshing. I am currently putting our card list together and was dreading addressing them because my handwriting is well, interesting. I have worked hard on it. I have taken calligraphy classes, practiced penmanship with elementary school resources as an adult, but I have faced the facts; my handwriting is just not pretty. I was pursuing diy calligraphy ideas on pinterst and came across the most genius idea ever. Printing out the address on the envelope in a pretty font and tracing it. Awesome, no?
That got me thinking about sprucing up the entire envelope. Which lead me to envelope liners. They are like marvelous wrapping paper for a card, oh and I love myself some marvelous wrapping paper. I found this tutorial for making your own liners.
Just think of the possibilities! I don’t know how it would lay but I am thinking that wrapping paper itself would be the most economical route to line them with. I am thinking of something along the line of one of these:
Even stamps can be envelope jewelry. There are several sites that offer customizable stamps or predesigned ones that are way prettier than the USPS variety. Check out pictureitpostage, stamps.com or zazzle for options. Below are some of my favorites from zazzle.
Are you wanting to decorate your envelopes now too? Because really, an envelope is a good place to put extra time and money during the time of the year when they are most abundant, right?!?