Well, as you guys know every other Tuesday around these parts Christie is sharing her newest stationary finds. Well today is one of her day’s off, but I’m filling in her spot with some more Postmark Society fun! As you guys knew, we decided to send starter kits to the first six (stateside) people who signed up for Postmark. I have to admit that initially, I was a little worried that only six people would sign up, but I was blown out of the water (and still am) as more people are still signing up. (If you haven’t signed up already, don’t worry! I’ll be adding a special page where you can read all about Postmark as well as sign up this week!) Anyway, I was so excited to send out these packages, that I had been doing research on Etsy before we even announced PS! As a supporter of small businesses, I wanted to try to order everything from an Etsy shop, and that I successfully did. So! Not only did Tasmin and Melissa get two rad packages, but we’re all three supporting small shops in the process. YAY!
When I found out that these two lovely ladies were who I would be sending packages to I immediately started doing some research into their blogs! I wanted to know what they were into – favorite colors, hobbies, anything they shared about what they liked.
When I visited Tasmin’s blog, which you can do here, a got the vibe that she was a girly girl. I saw lots of pinks and reds and that she had a garden of flowers and food. Of course, this inspired me. I picked out things that I felt went along with this. I loved that I could get her the two small packs of watercolored cards and that they featured flowers. Also, I picked up a small jotter in hopes that she could use it to write healthy recipes or possibly observations from her garden. Whatever she does with these pieces, I know that she’ll be putting them to good use!
In case you want one of these goodies: washi tape by willowwashi, watercolor cards by magdalenarose, jotter by witandwhistle, and the le pen from papeleriadesign
When I visited Melissa’s blog, which you can do here, I saw lots of blues. Her blog felt very personal and reflective. I wanted to get her items that matched not only the look she had on her blog, but also felt personal. However, with a fairly small budget that was somewhat difficult. The thing that I felt was most personalized for sweet Melissa was the gorgeous jotter with the heart on it. As the founder of the Listening Project and a love letter enthusiast, I truly feel that Melissa has a big heart! So when I was purchasing the jotter (which included the cute mini jotter), I was thinking of what she’d use it for – maybe to write down ideas for the Listening Project, or maybe for ideas on ways to help more people. Then I got to the cards, and I thought that if those aren’t used for her Postmark pen pal, what a cool card to leave a love letter behind in.
In case you want one of these goodies: jotters by ordinaryartists, washi tape by willowwashi, hello cards by pmpaper, and the le pen from papeleriadesign
I know I’ve said it many times, but I really am so happy to see Postmark officially getting off the ground. If you’re participating, be sure to tag any pictures with the hashtag #postmarksoc so we can see what fun things you’re sharing with your new pen pal!
Disclaimer: These starter kits were sponsored by the awesome folks over at Postable. Without them we couldn’t have made these happen!