If you’re using letters and mail to keep in touch right now… first of all, YAY FOR YOU. I can tell you, getting a letter in the mail will mean so much more to your friends and family than getting another email or text.
Secondly, if you want to take your letters to the next level, try decorating the envelope for extra fun. There’s all SORTS of ideas you can find, from simple patterns that literally anyone can do to beautiful illustrations if you like art.
So anyway, today I wanted to show you some of my envelope art in case you’re in need of inspiration. 😉 I hope you enjoy!
My, it’s been a while since my last pen pal or art post, hasn’t it? I think it’s time for some more decorated envelope inspiration today. 🙂 Enjoy browsing through my recent pen pal art, accompanied by tips for fun extra things to include in your letters as well as how to create a themed letter/extras/envelope combo.
Also, check out the end of this post to see the newest envelope collection I released on my shop! Let’s get started!
I’ve already done a couple of pen pal posts (for instance, here and here), but today I thought it would be fun to do a spring-themed one! I’ll be showing you ideas for seasonal goodies to include in your letter, as well as some springy watercolor envelope art inspiration.
Sound good? Let’s get started!
EEEP, I’M HOSTING A GIVEAWAY! ABOUT BUNNIES! To celebrate that this blog has reached over 5,000 followers! Wow. I can hardly wrap my mind around that. You guys are the best. ❤
We shall take a very brief look at some stats (because how could I not?), and then I’ll show you what I’m giving away! I think you’re going to love the prizes! 😀 And if you don’t live in the U. S., don’t worry – I have some alternate prizes for international participants too!
My last pen pal post, “The Ultimate List of Pen Pal Ideas,” was super popular, so here I am with more ideas! Apparently that list wasn’t ultimate after all. 😛
Today I’m going to give you suggestions for how to take your letters from a one-page weather report to the highlight of your pen pal’s day. 🙂 We’ll go through tips for improving your letters and envelopes, as well as a big list of fun extras to send and creative activities to do with your pen pal. Excited? I am! 😀
Let’s get started.
Today I am super excited to bring you the most requested post from my poll: a post of pen pal ideas! 😀 We’re going to look at gifts that you can send your pen pal in an envelope, fun things to include in your letters, envelope art inspiration, and more!
In this day and age (wow, I sound so old XD), a little handmade goes a long way. Emails are wonderful (and let’s admit, a lot faster), but you can’t beat the feeling of receiving a personalized package that a friend put time and effort into, just for you. I get so excited every single time I get a letter. ♥
Any letter from a pen pal is a treasure, but I love to think of ways to make each thoughtful little package even more special. Hopefully you enjoy reading through these ideas and maybe you and your pen pal will be inspired to use some of these ideas in your next letter!
I absolutely adore writing letters to my amazing pen(cil) pal, Charis, and also decorating envelopes to put them in. Today I decided to do a round-up of the envelopes I’ve decorated so far. I hope you enjoy! Also, you should really check out the lovely assortment of decorated envelopes and art Charis has made here! 🙂
I think this is my first envelope. It’s okay, but thankfully they have improved since then. XD
Aww, this is one of my favorites! It’s simple, but so cute.
Sorry, I didn’t mean to startle you there! XD My family wondered what the mail lady thought when she saw this. 😛 It’s not my best eye ever, but it was quite fun to draw, especially the iris. I drew this because Charis has blue eyes, and I love drawing eyes!
As you can tell, this was from Christmas. 😉
The light blue marker stopped working on the sky, but the faded effect turned out kinda neat.
A galaxy envelope from when I first learned how to draw galaxies. 🙂
Eh. This one’s okay but the lines from the other side of the envelope kind of mess it up. (The weird splotches on the leaves are to cover up addresses.)
And last but not least, my most recent and possibly my favorite! I love how this turned out, with the colors and everything! Would anyone like an Art Lab post about the inspiration behind this and a tutorial on how to make it?
Well I hope you enjoyed that, dear readers. Which envelope was your favorite? Do you like decorating envelopes?
Thanks for reading!