Outgoing in Spring

Spring has been a fun filled season of snail mail for me as I got to put all the new stationery supplies from my birthday to good use. I discovered some fabulous new-to-me stationery designers (links at the end of this post), sent mail out from London and finally entered the Top 10 ranking of Postcrossers from Guernsey – woo!

Anyway, here are the stats for my outgoing mail during spring: I have sent 56 postcards, 8 letters, 15 cards and 1 parcel to a total of 18 countries.

*(Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Guernsey, India, Latvia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, Taiwan, U.S.A.)

Here are some of the shots:

Outgoing in Spring | The Open Home
Perfectly timed snail mail for the cat loving penpal.
Outgoing in Spring | The Open Home
Catching up with the girls and trying out my new rubber stamps.
Outgoing in Spring | The Open Home
I had lots of fun making this insect themed mail, even included my first piece of typing.
Outgoing in Spring | The Open Home
First birthday parcel.
Outgoing in Spring | The Open Home
Better late than never, Easter cards for all my lovely penpals!
Outgoing in Spring | The Open Home
A quick “congrats” in the mail.
Outgoing in Spring | The Open Home
The sweetest 4th birthday invitations.
Outgoing in Spring | The Open Home
Travel themed mail for my globe trotting penpal.
Outgoing in Spring | The Open Home
I’m really enjoying combining my enthusiasm for poetry, typing and snail mail.
Outgoing in Spring | The Open Home
The insides of my travel themed mail using lots of Cavallini paper goodies.
Outgoing in Spring | The Open Home
At last! A postcard with a map of Guernsey on!
Outgoing in Spring | The Open Home
Loving my Katie Leamon stationery set. Sent this lovely typewriter set to 3 penpals so far.
Outgoing in Spring 2017 | The Open Home
A 1995 postage paid airmail letter on it’s way to the southern hemisphere.
Outgoing in Spring 2017 | The Open Home
A minty piece of mail complete with mint tea on it’s way to Hawaii.
Outgoing in Spring 2017 | The Open Home
My new discovery: Dandelion Stationery.
Outgoing in Spring 2017 | The Open Home
Outgoing mail from London!
Outgoing in Spring 2017 | The Open Home
London Baby!

 

Have you sent any happy mail lately?

 


 

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Outgoing in Winter

So Spring has pretty much sprung here in Guernsey and it’s time to share with you my outgoing mail over the winter months.

I had lots of fun using all the new craft materials I got for Christmas and even tried out some new booklet style pieces of mail, see what you think.

Here are the stats for my outgoing mail during winter: I have sent 27 postcards, 4 letters and 6 cards to a total of 15 countries.

*(Belarus, Canada, China, England, Finland, France, Germany, Guernsey, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Taiwan, U.S.A.)

Here are some of the shots:

Outgoing in Winter 2017 | The Open Home
Some simple rubber stamp art on it’s way to Canada.
Outgoing in Winter 2017 | The Open Home
Some Christmas thank yous using the ladybird book cover postcards I got for Christmas.
Outgoing in Winter 2017 | The Open Home
More Christmas thank yous from my girls.
Outgoing in Winter 2017 | The Open Home
Belated birthday mail on it’s way to my friend in New Zealand.
Outgoing in Winter 2017 | The Open Home
The inside on my mail to New Zealand, my first attempt at a booklet style piece of mail.
Outgoing in Winter 2017 | The Open Home
The first of my flower fairy postcard, sent to my one and only postcard penpal in Latvia.
Outgoing in Winter 2017 | The Open Home
Can’t go wrong with these floral Guernsey stamps.
Outgoing in Winter 2017 | The Open Home
The Box Tree Fairy on it’s way to Germany.
Outgoing in Winter 2017 | The Open Home
Making use of my new stationery goodies for this piece of mail on it’s way to Germany.
Outgoing in Winter 2017 | The Open Home
A sweet Valentines for a sweet little boy.
Outgoing in Winter 2017 | The Open Home
Another attempt at a booklet piece of mail on it’s way to the U.S.A just in time for Valentines Day.
Outgoing in Winter 2017 | The Open Home
The inside of my rainbow heart mail, making use of my new rubber stamps all the way from New Zealand.

Have you sent any happy mail lately?

Outgoing in Autumn

It’s officially the last few days of Autumn with Winter taking over on the seasonal reigns on December 21st.

I sure love my snail mail but admit I have scaled things down a little this autumn, partly because of new weekly rhythms and partly because I’ve intentionally scaled back on my Postcrossing so as to save some time, energy and pennies for other things.

So rather than post my outgoing mail shots on a monthly basis, I think I’ll share these with you more seasonally.

Here are my stats from my outgoing mail during autumn: I have sent 47 postcards, 3 letters, 14 cards and 1 parcel to a total of 21 countries.

*(Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, England, Finland, Germany, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, Ukraine, U.S.A.)

Here are some of the shots:

Outgoing in October 2016 | The Open Home
Mail with a soft vintage vibe off to my college friend in the UK.
Outgoing in Autumn 2016 | The Open Home
A gorgeous vintage postcard sent to my one and only postcard penpal in Latvia.
Outgoing in Autumn | The Open Home
Festive Belle & Boo postcards for my 8 penpals around the globe.
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Some simple hand lettering to welcome the new baby.
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The stash of Christmas cards going all over the globe.
Outgoing in Autumn | The Open Home
Christmas care package going south.
Outgoing in Autumn | The Open Home
One final piece of snail mail for the year before I take a break over Christmas.

 

Have you received any happy mail lately?

Outgoing in September

I thought September was going to be a slower month on the snail mail front due to The Husby and I going on a short city break and having some staycation time on island, however I actually squeezed in a surprising amount of letter writing before heading off to Latvia.

So here are this months stats; I have sent 30 postcards, 2 letters, 2 cards and 1 parcel to a total of 16 countries.

*(Australia, Canada, China, England, Finland, Germany, Guernsey, Japan, Latvia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Taiwan, Ukraine, U.S.A.)

Here are some of the shots:

Outgoing Mail September 2016 | The Open Home
Full snail mail complete with mail tag and fun autumn ideas on it’s way to New Hampshire.
Outgoing Mail September 2016 | The Open Home
Making use of these postage paid airmail letters from 1995!
Outgoing Mail September 2016 | The Open Home
A parcel of goodies for the birthday girls in New Zealand.
Outgoing Mail September 2016 | The Open Home
Making use of the new “Happy Postcrossing” stamps on my many postcards.
Outgoing in September 2016 | The Open Home
Still loving these floral Guernsey stamps.
Outgoing Mail in September 2016 | The Open Home
I just couldn’t resist sending a few postcards whilst in Latvia!
Outgoing Mail in September 2016 | The Open Home
I couldn’t afford the real thing so a postcard of the sweet Latvian doll had to do!

 

Did you manage to send some happy mail this month?

Outgoing in August

August has been a fun month of snail mailing for me, full of bright colours and lots of flowers and summertime inspiration. I finally started dabbling with brush lettering this month so incorporated this into a few pieces of mail art and I again joined in the More Love Letters initiative and hope to make this a regular thing.

So here are this months stats: I have sent 23 postcards, 3 letters and 2 cards to a total of 13 countries.

*(Belarus, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, Ukraine, U.S.A.)

Here are some of the shots:

Outgoing Mail August 2016 | The Open Home
A floral piece of snail mail inspired by the beautiful colours of freesias.
Outgoing Mail August 2016 | The Open Home
Words of encouragement for some lovely ladies across the Atlantic c/o More Love Letters.
Outgoing Mail August 2016 | The Open Home
Some words of affirmation for a brave young man, also c/o More Love Letters.
Outgoing in August 2016 | The Open Home
A selection of panorama postcards that I regularly send out via Postcrossing
Outgoing in August 2016 | The Open Home
A pretty postcard on it’s way to my lovely postcard penpal in Latvia.
Outgoing Mail in August | The Open Home
Pretty pastel washi tape and my first piece of mail on it’s way to Hawaii!
Outgoing in August 2016 | The Open Home
Pretty floral stamps make even the simplest mail art incredibly striking.

 

Did you manage to send some happy mail this month?

Outgoing in July

July has been a productive month of snail mail for me and another month of firsts. If you remember last month I had my first piece of mail go missing? Well this month I had my first piece of mail returned (the piece that went missing last month!) and it just goes to show it really is worth putting a return address on the envelope!

I also sent postcards to Israel and Sri Lanka for the first time, received my first mail from a new penpal in Hawaii and finally got round to penning a few words of encouragement as part of the More Love Letters initiative.

So here are this months stats: 26 postcards, 6 cards, 3 parcels and 2 letters to a total of 20 different countries.

*(Belarus, Canada, China, Czech Republic, England, Finland, Germany, Israel, Jersey, Latvia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, U.S.A.)

Outgoing in July 2016 | The Open Home
A sweet bunny parcel for my friend’s newest addition.
Outgoing in July 2016 | The Open Home
A quick thank you card for a generous penpal.
Outgoing in July 2016 | The Open Home
Some new envelope art for the returned mail and out it goes again!
Outgoing in July 2016 | The Open Home
These Paperchase cards make for perfect love letters.
Outgoing in July 2016 | The Open Home
Sending a little love via More Love Letters.
Outgoing in July 2016 | The Open Home
More love letters on their way.
Outgoing Mail July 2016 | The Open Home
Some dreamy mail for my penpal in the U.S. -hoping this one gets to her safely this time!
Outgoing Mail July 2016 | The Open Home
Another baby parcel on it’s way complete with colour changing stamp! That’s right, rub the writing on the stamp and the letters turn from peach to yellow!

Did you manage to send some happy mail this month?