Handmade mail by Kathleen Mitchell.
Photo by Kathleen M. Mitchell.
Email is great for so many things, but nothing quite compares to the feeling of getting real mail—the kind of letter or card that someone took the time to pen by hand, find a stamp for and drop off at the post office. I’m addicted to paper, so I have plenty of fancy stationary, with letterpress initials or a vivid color scheme. But even so, some of my favorite things to make are handmade cards. One technique I go back to again and again is collage. Just grab a stack of old magazines and a good pair of scissors and you can whip up a set of totally original cards in no time. It’s a great relaxing craft that also keeps your hands and brain busy.