This post may be a day late and a postage stamp short, but like a letter delivered sixty four years after it was written, its better late than never. Last week was Universal Letter Writing Week (thanks Lori for the heads up). Coincidentally, I mailed my first letter of the new year last week, before I even knew there was a week devoted to writing letters.
I used my new stationary, made from not so new materials, which I received from my friend Angie for Christmas. She made the cards and envelopes from pages from magazines, calendars, used books and her students' artwork. I adore my new stationary, but there is not enough room inside the card to write more than a simple sentiment. So I made the cards into little books, using a few sheets of binder paper (graph or blank paper would work well also) cut to size and this simple technique.
1. Cut the pages for your book an 1/8 inch smaller than the inside dimension of your note card (when open).
2. Fold the pages in half and stack them on top of the open note card.
3. With a needle and thread (or floss) sew the book together using the pamphlet stitch.
There is nothing worse than running out of room when writing a letter, so make sure your book has enough pages, but not so many that you feel compelled to keep writing when it is time to wrap it up with "Sincerely Yours,".
I find it amazing that you can deliver happiness for just 41 cents. Though in 1935, when this song was written, it only cost 3 cents.
So grab some stationary, or make a little book out of your favorite blank card, and write someone a letter. Sweep them off their feet with your words oh so sweet. Go ahead, make someones day.
And if your kids love getting mail as much as mine do, sign up for the Valentine Swap for children of bloggers (you know, those poor, neglected kids) over at Still Life In Yarn. The amazingly talented Sarah is organizing the swap and has all the details. We can't wait to see what comes in the mail next month!