Snail Mail I'm Sending This Season

Snail Mail I'm Sending This Season

AN IDEAS & INSPIRATION LIST FOR [PANDEMIC] HOLIDAY SNAIL MAIL

I’m a bit behind on my holiday snail mail this year because I’ve been moving for the past couple weeks. I still had a few items I just had to get out for Christmas though, so I snapped a couple pictures to share with you guys as well.

HAVE YOU MAILED OUT ALL OF YOUR HOLIDAY SNAIL MAIL ALREADY?

If not, I hope this post gives you some ideas to ship out in the next few days!

🎄 CARE PACKAGES

I have two fantastic friends who are like sisters to me. They both are very giving women (in life and in profession) so  when I realized I was purchasing very similar gifts this year, I decided to just make them each little holiday themed care packages!There were unique gifts for each but both included: these pajamas, a notebook, some scented hand sanitizer (because, COVID), and a few packs of tea and hot chocolate mix.

I ended up using the DIY Mini Folders to hold a little note and some pictures of their favorite niece 😉 This was also a perfect place to add a little gift card for coffee or her favorite bookstore.

 

holiday snail mail flatlay

 

🏷 CHRISTMAS GIFT TAGS

I am mailing my stepson his Christmas gifts across an ocean this year so I want them to be a little bit fun to open. I wrapped his presents in customized wrapping paper by stamping kraft paper with a vintage pine tree stamp I found on Etsy.

At the last minute, I added a little extra by making these cute gift tags. You can get fifteen tags out of one 12 x 12 piece of cardstock depending on how big you want them. The easy tags were just cut 2 x 3 inches, and then I rounded off the bottom corners. I used my power punch to put little holes in the top and added some twine. I stamped and stickered the tags for him and put the to and from information on the back.

 

snail mail gift tags

 

📮 FAMILY CHRISTMAS CARDS

I had a few family photos I couldn’t decide between this year. Because I couldn’t commit to one, I missed the deadlines to have my cards professionally printed. In the end I decided to DIY them, that way I could create three different versions!

First I created a little collage in the Over app (Canva would be a great app to use for this too). I went ahead and got this 5 x 7 cardstock here and printed each one out. We still had these beautiful gold trim envelopes from last year’s Christmas card so I used them to finish off the look.

 

holiday cards

 

I left the backs of the cards blank so that we could handwrite a little something on the back. For our parents I even washi taped an Instax photo for them.

🤶🏾 FREEBIE FOR YOU

I created a sort of overlay from one of the Christmas cards for a free download here. It’s all white text on a transparent background so hopefully you can use it over one of your own pictures! You should be able to just right click on it to copy and paste it, or save to your photos if you’re on a phone or tablet. It’ll fit a 5 x 7 inch photo.

WHAT SORTS OF SNAIL MAIL ARE YOU SENDING FOR THE COVID CHRISTMAS SEASON?

Wishing you all the best this Christmas, -V

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hi, i'm v.

about v

Sticker maker, shop owner, Marine wife and mom.

ISTJ, Taurus, Type 5

I recently discovered bullet journaling, but have scrapbooked since grade school. I enjoy many aspects of papercrafting and share them here, along with any productivity tips I stumble across because ase I can tend to be a bit of an organization junkie as well.

You can contact me here.

what you can expect on the blog

  • papercrafting and journaling
  • intentional living and productivity
  • shop updates and behind the scenes
  • a personal post sprinkled here and there

fun facts

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What’s in your shop?

Stickers first and foremost. I started the shop after I realized I wasn't the only paper girl who was itching for simple stickers for women of color. You'll find digitally illustrated sticker sheets, die cut stickers, and printable/digital stickers. 

Limited-time products also include: magnets, bookmarks, post cards, and greeting cards. 


How’d you get started?

I started the blog almost five years ago as an outlet for myself, but it quickly transitioned into being just about my hobbies: travel, taking photos, and scrapbooking.

Through my blogging journey I discovered bullet journaling and my scrapbooking passions were re-ignited. I began sharing my journey with these and quickly saw a need for the stickers I was already making for myself. I gave myself six months to open up a shop, and half way through my time frame we lived through a pandemic. During my time at home I now had NO MORE excuses, so I opened up my shop!


Why the name Love Becomes Her?

I started the blog on Halloween night and one of my favorite movies (Death Becomes Her) was on. I was a major cynic back in the day but I felt that the name suited the blog because at the time so many of my blog posts were around my long-distance relationship with my now-husband. I always assumed I'd change the name later, but I think I just love it too much. It reminds me of how far I have come with learning love

 

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P.O. Box 621 Kaneohe, HI 96744