Snail Mail by Michelle Mackintosh, is a gorgeous book that celebrates the art of handwritten correspondence. In this digital age, receiving a handwritten letter, card, or personalised package is a wonderful treat. There is something special about receiving a one of kind note or package that someone has gone to the trouble of handwriting that always lifts your spirits. I guess I have always love brown paper packages tied up with string …. When I was in primary school I had a number of penpals in the USA, Singapore, and Queensland. I used to love checking the letter box after school to see if I had received any mail. So if you love receiving mail as much as we do, you will adore Snail Mail.
Snail Mail is a comprehensive and inspiring guide to letter writing. Teaching us to get the most from our post, Michelle shows us how we can improve our handwriting, craft the perfect letter; put together care packages for loved ones who need a bit of TLC; romance someone the old-school way; and craft beautiful mail art for any occasion.
For crafty types, the book shows how to make you own paper, envelopes, wax seals and pressed flowers. as well as lots of creative ways to decorate your package/envelope. The instructions are really clear and there are plenty of photographs to guide you through the creative process. With a little time and effort you can create thoughtful snail mail which will bring delight to the recipient.
We love everything about this book – the beautiful photos and styling, the matt pages and hard cover, the sweet ideas to help you create the perfect handwritten note. There are also stickers at the back of the book that you can include in your letters. Michelle was inspired by Japanese stationery and letter writing culture, and the book has a zakka feel that you find in Japanese craft books/magazines. It would be a great addition to a craft library (especially for those who love to participate in craft swaps) and would make a great gift for a crafty friend. It is the sort of book that you will enjoy reading many times – on each occasion you will learn new tips/tricks to use in your letter writing.
Hardie Grant are generously giving away a two Snail Mail prize packs to A Spoonful of Sugar readers. The prize pack (pictured below) consist of
- Snail Mail by Michelle Mackintosh
- Buttons A5 Journal designed by Michelle
- Buttons 3 Mini Notebooks designed by Michelle
- Buttons Boxed Notecards designed by Michelle
To enter, simply log into the rafflecopter giveaway box below with your email address or facebook account. Do as many of the giveaway options as you wish – if you already follow A Spoonful of Sugar on facebook/pinterest etc, just click the button below for an automatic entry. Giveaway is open world wide until April 18, 2015 . The winner will be notified by email and announced here on the blog. Good Luck!
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Available from Booktopia.