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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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