I love a happy mail day! Walking up to the mailbox and finding a handwritten letter tucked in among the bills makes adulting seem less gloomy. It seems that letter writing is a lost art form and I for one am sad to hear this.
Happy Mail (US/UK) by Eunice and Sabrina Moyle is designed to introduce a younger set to the art of a good ol’ fashioned handwritten letter with clear cut basic instructions and lots of crisp photos. However, just because it is aimed at a younger age group does not mean it cannot benefit others, regardless of where they land on the growth chart.
I was interested in the book because of the subject matter but also because of the super cute illustrations and easy to follow art tutorials. A bonus is that the art materials are affordable and not going to bust your budget. If you are a fan of Hello!Lucky’s letterpress cards you will be a fan of the illustrations in this book as well.
There are dozens of tips, tutorials and ideas to help you make cool mail. Most of the instructions can be applied to other projects or customized to your liking. If you are stuck and not feeling artistic, there are cards you can pull out from the back to send off that are full of cute artwork.
For additional inspiration including free printables and font charts take a look at the Happy Mail site (no longer active). Send a smile through the mail today!
(This is not a sponsored review)
Kendy (AKA MissMuffcake) lives in California with her boyfriend Matt and two kitties (Mady & Mortis). In her spare time she likes eating/creating vegan food, petting kittens, collecting cute toys, wandering cemeteries, making zines and doing yoga.