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Snail Mail Revival

If you’ve seen my posts on Craft Owl Blog then you will know I make my own envelopes and I like sending letters.

I wasn’t sure if Royal Mail had any guidelines regarding patterns on envelopes, so I sent them a tweet.

They responded quickly with this handy link:

How to address your mail

I was pleased to find out that it is perfectly acceptable to send my handmade envelopes in the post! I just have to make sure that the address is written in black ink on a white background (a sticky label would be fine) and in the correct format.

I had been putting my envelopes inside a white envelope before posting them. Seems a shame to hide them if I don’t need to though, right?

Let me know in the comments if you are a fan of old fashioned letters, and especially if you are pen pals with anyone.

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  1. I used to have penpals all over the world when I was a teenager and remember the thrill of an exotic envelope dropping through the letter box with my name on it. Then everyone went to Facebook and the letters stopped.

    But I am definitely going to start a revival beginning with my mum and my sister and then the Christmas cards. Thanks for the reminder.

    1. I think emails became the new way of sending a letter and then Facebook killed even that. Once you could message someone instantly, nobody wanted to wait for something nice in the post. I’m sure your Mum and Sister will love getting some snail mail.
      Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment.

  2. Love your envelopes! It’s always nice sending and receiving hand written letters, especially when they’re so pretty! My friend moved to Manchester last year and now we keep in touch by snail mail, there’s something so personal about it that I just love.

  3. I would LOVE to receive one of your enveloped through the post!! I’ve only had pen pals online but I really want to try out the traditional letter sending 💖 lots of love, Lavrax xx

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