I really love this time of year. Not only are the colors outside gorgeous and the weather favorable, Halloween is such a fun holiday. Going to pumpkin patches? Love it. Watching movies like Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas? Love ’em. Finding morbid yet cute decorations? As you can see, I love that. Finding a way to mix this favorite holiday with my favorite hobby? Yeah, I love that, too. I decided that this month would be the perfect time to try out an idea of mine. I wanted to give my pen pals a theme, so over the month whenever they send me a letter– provided they want to, of course– they could make &/or decorate an envelope built around said theme. I plan to take pictures of any and all mail art I receive, post it here on Sincerely Kate towards the end of the month, and let you all vote for the piece you like the most.
But wait, there’s more! I decided to open this up to ANYONE who has my address already. If you want to design an envelope or even a postcard with a Halloween theme, I want to see it! Please make sure I have your masterpieces before the 30th so I can post the pictures on here so favorites can be chosen. I will announce the winner the following Monday. It doesn’t matter whether you’re very handy with a pair of scissors or can barely draw a straight line, I promise. I, for one, am far from a professional– here are a few envelopes of mine that prove that:
I’d just like to say that I’m sorry not *everyone* can participate, but I’m just not comfortable sharing my address publicly. If you want to make your own festive mail, I suggest doing so and sending it to someone you think could use the treat! I’d be happy to answer any and all questions in the comments below, but the most important thing is to just have fun!
Sincerely, Kate ~!~