The Recipient joy factor

I love sending and receiving happy mail so I just have to reblog this post xxx

Margarete Miller

A friend of mine, Miss Polly, brought a little illustration like this one about correspondence to my attention:

A graph of time factor versus recipient joy factor

This is so spot-on! For me this is particularly true for the sending and receiving of mail art. Of course, you don’t always need to create mail art, you can just write a letter and send anything interesting that will lie flat in an envelope. What would interest you if you were opening a letter? Here are some ideas:

  • An old or interesting photo or two
  • A few stickers
  • A neat bookmark
  • An old or interesting postcard
  • Some old cancelled postage stamps
  • A little handmade notebook, blank or something stamped/written in it.
  • A bunch of interesting papers to collage from (I get lots of these and love it 😉 )
  • Tags or other small die cuts
  • Origami
  • Anything that’s rubber stamped

My good friend and correspondence artist extraordinaire Pamela, wrote a…

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Author: yarnandpencil

I'm a Christian on the autistic spectrum blogging about life and my art/craft practice.

3 thoughts on “The Recipient joy factor”

  1. I love receiving mail (bills don’t count!)

    I’ve recently said to my two best friends that I’m going to send them mail, as opposed to just sending a quick text message. We’ll still text, but I like sending and receiving mail too – especially if it’s pretty!

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