Outgoing in April

Another busy month of snail mailing for me as I upped my Postcrossing game and took part in a few direct swaps with fellow Postcrossers who are trying to collect postcards from around the world. I have also been delighted to acquire 4 new pen pals this month, based in Canada, Germany, Latvia & Poland.

I’ve sent a couple of themed pieces of snail mail, started to collect vintage travel postcards and even begun to get a bit picky about my stamps! I’ve also been pleased to see my cursive handwriting improving.

So onto the stats; this past month I have sent 32 postcards, 4 letters and 3 invitations to a total of 25* different countries. Wow!

*(Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, England, Finland, Germany, Guernsey, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, U.S.A)  

Here are some of the images…

Outgoing Mail in April 2016 | The Open Home
A spring theme for this letter and mail tag on it’s way to New Hampshire, USA. (Although I wrote the letter in March, I didn’t get to finish and send it off until April!)
Outgoing Mail in April 2016 | The Open Home
Proof that mail art can simply be pretty stamps and fancy writing.
Outgoing Mail in April 2016 | The Open Home
Freesias are one of my favourites so I sent this postcard to a flower loving postcrosser in Japan.
Outgoing Mail in April 2016 | The Open Home
Loving these postcards by local artist, Gina Andrews. Sent via Postcrossing to Belgium, Czech Republic & Netherlands.
Outgoing Mail in April 2016 | The Open Home
Sent out a stash of invitations to family members for Blossom’s birthday tea party.
Outgoing Mail in April 2016 | The Open Home
A postcard of a vintage travel poster sent via Postcrossing to Beijing.
Outgoing Mail in April 2016 | The Open Home
Using up my old scrapbooking supplies to make a paper crafted envelope for my friend in the UK.
Outgoing Mail in April 2016 | The Open Home
A beautifully bright set of postcards on their way to three different continents! South America (Peru), Asia (China) & Europe (Ukraine) all via Postcrossing.
Outgoing Mail in April 2016 | The Open Home
Some vintage Guernsey postcards sent on island to Guernsey friends.
Outgoing Mail in April 2016 | The Open Home
A fun and colourful Guernsey themed piece of snail mail for my fun and colourful friend who will be celebrating Guernsey’s Liberation Day from a far.
Outgoing Mail in April 2016 | The Open Home
Particularly pleased with this set of cow themed snail mail for my pen pal in the US.

Have you managed to send some happy mail this month?

2 thoughts on “Outgoing in April

  1. Idle Emma April 30, 2016 / 00:27

    So pretty! I absolutely love the blue and black theme envelope, and how nice your handwriting is! Jealous of your skills there, my lettering skills could really use some practice xD

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    • theopenhome April 30, 2016 / 10:10

      Thanks Emma. 🙂 I’ve been determined to improve my lettering skills and have discovered it’s not just about the practice but being brave enough to share your work in progress!

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