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What I'm Reading Wednesday: Snail Mail by Michelle Mackintosh

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Happy Wednesday, My Lovelies!  Today I'm reading Snail Mail by Michelle Mackintosh.

I love snail mail, don't you?

Snail Mail is the coolest.  Book.  Ever....

Michelle Mackintosh has written a book full of creative and {mostly} simple ideas for how to create and send adorable snail mail letters and packages.  I love every idea in this book!  Michelle also has a little section on etiquette that I love very much, too.

There are several ideas about why and when one should send snail mail.  Being the romantic that I am, I enjoyed the love letters section very much.  Plus, with Valentine's Day right around the corner, I found this section very timely.  Mackintosh even includes letters written by famous people, like Robert Browning and Oscar Wilde.  

If you want to make your own envelopes, there are many ideas for how to create them.  I like that Michelle included the packaging and not just the contents of the envelope in the book because I can just imagine how happy it would make the recipient feel when he or she opens the mailbox to fun and whimsical packaging.

At the back of the book, there are templates for making envelopes and other neat things, plus there are tons of stickers to embellish your mail.

Below are a few of my favorite ideas from the book.  

I love washi tape, and on these pages there are several cute ideas for how to embellish plain envelopes using washi tape.

These are up-cycled envelopes made from things like maps and clothing patterns.  

This isn't a craft idea from the book, but I enjoyed seeing photos of old letters.  This one was written by Robert Browning to his future wife Elizabeth Barrett.  Many of the letters I couldn't read, but Michelle Mackintosh provides the content of these letters in print so that readers can read them.

Below is a trailer for the book:

If you enjoy sending snail mail, you will appreciate the ideas in this cute book!  
Come back tomorrow and see a DIY letter craft inspired by Snail Mail.

Until next time...

Happy Reading!
Ricki Jill


  1. Thanks, Ricki! Another cool book to add to my list. xo Diana

  2. This one looks exquisite -- truly a beautiful book, both physically and in terms of what it conveys. I love snail mail and we see it less and less. And the idea of making it special is perfection. I found an old envelope my younger cousin sent to me when I was in college with wonderful scenes drawn on the envelope. I had to keep it, even though it is in tatters now, and plan to scan it sometime soon as part of the family history project. This post brought back memories along with wonderful ideas!

  3. what an awesome book! I really want this one.
    Thanks for sharing:)

  4. This book is certainly right up your alley! I can see why you love it, so adorable!!


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