Thursday, 12 March 2015

Pocket Letters - A New Way to send Snail Mail

I recently came across a post by Janette Lane about Pocket Letters (read it here) and immediately I was hooked. This is a great new way to send letters to people and in the process make some new friends. Since Janette did her first post on Instagram the craze has swept the internet, with it's own network and a huge following on both Facebook and Instagram. Anyone who knows me will know that I love letter writing and snail mail projects and this was too good to miss.


Incoming Pocket Letter






The idea is to use plastic sleeves which are generally used to store baseball cards in and to fill the pockets with all sorts of goodies and a short letter to your partner. These can be paper crafting items, tea, sticky notes, etc. Most people enclose some type of extra goodies in their penpal letters and this idea just gives an extra dimension to the letter. The pocket pages received can then be stored in a binder and the goodies can be left in or used for other letters!

Incoming Pocket Letter



As I have a huge stash of paper craft goodies, this seemed an ideal way to use them up and buy some more clear some space in my sewing room!


Outgoing Pocket Letter




So far I have received some lovely pocket letters and made some new friends. I have really enjoyed putting together the outgoing ones and have found some stuff I'd forgotten I had!!

Between my signing up for Instagram craft swaps and now Pocket Letters, it looks like my time is going to be full of craftiness for the foreseeable future and I'm looking forward to it! If anyone wants me, I'll be in my sewing room!!

Do you have a secret (or not so secret!) craft stash? What's your weakness, paper, fabric or something else? Let me know and I won't tell anyone, honest!!

3 comments:

  1. Saw your photo on Pinterest and my curiosity was piqued. This is SUCH A sweet idea! Is there a place to sign up to receive and send pocket letters. Oh so much fun!!

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    1. These are so much fun! Janette Lane has a Pocket Letter Pals page (pocketletterpals.com) where you can join the group and meet other PLP (Pocket Letter Pals) and join lots of swaps. Be warned, though, these are addictive and can cause you to buy lots of paper craft goodies �� .

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  2. Saw your photo on Pinterest and my curiosity was piqued. This is SUCH A sweet idea! Is there a place to sign up to receive and send pocket letters. Oh so much fun!!

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