Friday, August 26, 2011

Where Next for the Airmail Thank You Notes?

It's been really fun to watch my free printable airmail thank you notes travel around the internet! From here in Vancouver, to Chicago on How About Orange, and beyond. I created them to celebrate the launch of my Summer Brights Collection, a cheerful range of thank you cards and thank you notes devoted to airmail, summer travel, and festive celebrations. 

Today I'd like to do a blog tour to introduce you to some of the great blogs I found who wrote about the airmail thank you notes. I think you'll find some new favorites! 

First stop - San Francisco! Enter Good Mail Day, the Tumblr blog belonging to Carolee Gilligan Wheeler and Jennie Hinchcliff. I found their post about my thank you notes and was happy to discover that both Jennie and Carolee are passionate about the art of mail. They've even penned a book on this very subject which you can find in the Powell's bookstore here. And when I say the art of mail, I mean this literally, as explained in their own words: "The term mail art refers to pieces of art sent through the mail rather than displayed or sold in traditional venues." How cool is that? A good mail day refers to a day when instead of just receiving bills, you find an illustrated envelope and letter lovingly created for you by a friend or family member. Personally, if you're into diy - I think this is also a great idea for thank you notes. For your wedding thank you notes for example, you could create a digital collage of your own wedding pictures and use this personalized art to express gratitude to your guests in a really unique way. 

Stop #2 - Chicago. The Letter Writers Alliance wrote about my thank you notes here. What's the Letter Writers Alliance all about you ask? Kathy Zadrozny and Donovan Beeson began this fun society to promote the art of writing letters, using (gasp) real paper. I know I'm not alone in my feeling that these days it can be easy to get too caught up in digital communication and our "busy lives" and easily lose sight of some of the more important things in life. I think the simple act of slowing down to write a letter helps remind us of just how special our relationships truly are, and gives us an opportunity to share those feelings with the people in our lives. So props to Kathy and Donovan for starting the Letter Writers Alliance! 

Stop #3 - Suffolk, England. It was fun to watch the thank you notes printable cross the pond and show up on Mrs. Peabod's blog. This is the virtual home of graphic designer Vicky Kingsnorth. Vicky is currently working for a publisher as a greeting card designer and uses her blog to catalog her inspirations from the world of graphic, interior and furniture design as well as home crafting projects. I'm definitely very inspired by all the great finds on this fun blog, and I think you will be too! 

Stop #4 - Rhode Island. By day, Danielle is a television producer - and by night she blogs about all of her favorite finds for babies and kids on My Baby Faves. This includes lots of great free printables (she posted about my notes here), giveaways, craft projects, and more. It's blogs like Danielle's that make motherhood look like a lot of fun - I know when I look through it I can't wait to bake up a storm for my future children and plan fun craft filled afternoons. 

Stop #5 - Back to San Francisco. Our last stop for now brings us to Host It Notes where Erin blogs about entertaining, decorating and more - she shared my printable notes here. I love how Erin describes her blog, and what entertaining means to her: "For me, it's the little details of a dinner or party that show my affection for my friends. Host-It Notes is a compilation of ways to say "I love you" to your guests without saying a word." You'll find inspiration galore as you go through the pages of her blog, that'll make you want to have company over soon so you can try one of her fun entertaining ideas. 

Thanks again to everyone who shared the airmail thank you notes - I hope you've all found a new blog or two to bookmark as an every day read! If you're reading this and have shared my airmail notes on your blog too - let me know so I can update this post. 

 ~Amy

2 comments:

Mrs Peabod said...

Hi Amy, Thanks for the message. No worries, loved the Airmail printables and thanks for mentioning my blog. Look forward to hearing more from you. x

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Just found you through 6th Street Design School's post. Great stuf.

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