Creative Letter Series: The Shipping Tag Letter

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I believe there are hundreds of different ways to send a letter. Consider used envelopes, outdated flyers, free ad cards, magazine and calendar pages. You get the idea.

In this missive Annie used manila shipping tags to write her letter. In addition, she used rubber stamps to write Dear Jackie and Your Friend, Annie. She also included an airmail sticker and a British used postage stamp. Did you know that Great Britain is the only country in the world that does not note its country of origin on its postage? I believe it’s because they invented the penny post and others later followed suit so they had to designate their country.

mini mailbox with tag letter

The tags measure 4 3/4″ X 2 3/8″.

The Kelvin Chen ceramic mailbox featured in the photo was purchased last year in California. I did find some Kelvin Chen ceramic stamp holders on Amazon, but no mailboxes like this one.

Annie wrote in her letter that she was inspired to create this letter booklet by something she had seen on Etsy, a great place for shopping and ideas.

For some reason, I hadn’t saved the envelope this letter came in and I no longer have details of who Annie is. She did reference the book, Good Mail Day, available at bookstores and Amazon.

Good Mail Day book cover

by Jennie Hinchcliff and Carolee Gilligan Wheeler

I love the stamped letters as they really add a texture and style to the letter that it wouldn’t have had otherwise. It is reminiscent of old typesetters or letterpress ink.

Thank you, Annie, for such a unique and creatively inspiring letter!

I have other letters that I plan to include in this Creative Letter Series; some that I have made (or will make) and some I have received.

I would love to hear about unique and creative letters that inspire you!

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