An Envelope Full of Sunflowers: Snail Mail Quick Tip

You have probably figured out by now that I receive a lot of cheerful sunflower mail, so much that I’m pretty sure I can start a blog just for sunflowers. I can’t let my second “Sunflower Week” pass without showing off the beautiful envelope full of sunflowers my Love Notes pal Lori-Anne C sent a few months ago.

Some contents from Lori-Anne’s envelope full of sunflowers

In addition to a stunning hand painted sunflower postcard, Lori-Anne enclosed a couple of sunflower tags (one for me to color), a paper sticker, and a painted wood sunflower magnet.

Note the gorgeous sunflower painted on the edge of the envelope.

Sunflower painted on envelope by Lori-Anne C

And of course, the stunning sunflower:

Live-Laugh-Love Sunflower by Lori-Anne C

Lori-Anne captured my heart–a sunflower with my little sister’s mantra. Absolutely perfect! I was headed to class when I opened the package, and my heart simply overflowed with gratitude.

The envelope full of sunflowers provides an opportunity to share another snail mail quick tip. This is slightly more challenging than the tip I offered some time ago, but it’s still pretty easy.

Tip: Send a themed envelope related to an individual’s interests. The options are endless–butterflies, foxes, roses, rocks, fairies, music, hearts, bears, plants, and so on.

Choose a family member or friend. Think about that person’s interests and fill an envelope with items related to one interest–stickers, note cards, magnets, quotes, postcards. Anything you think they’d like. If you insert just a few flat items, you’ll need only one postage stamp.

What I love about the themed envelope is that you can pack a lot of love with few words. So if you have little time to write or if long missives are not your thing, place a few “themed” items into an envelope, write a one-phrase note [“thinking of you” or “love you”] and send it on its way.

Trust me. You’ll make someone’s day.

6 thoughts on “An Envelope Full of Sunflowers: Snail Mail Quick Tip

  1. kat says:

    What a lovely idea! My best friend and I grew up writing letters to each other, so I absolutely love snail mail and miss that rush of opening an envelope and discovering what is inside. As a mom, I also think this would be a wonderful way for my kids to send something special to a friend. Thank you!

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    • Chandra Lynn says:

      Yes. Teach your kids to write letters. My son wrote letters (well, postcards, mainly) when he was younger. Now, that he’s a tween. whew…we’ll just revisit writing letters when he’s a little older.

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  2. Val van der Poel says:

    How delightful! So few people send snail mail now that is is extra special to get something – longer lasting than emails or messages and so appreciated. Your package was extra nice and I like your idea of the themes. Thanks for shairng!

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