Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Snail Mail & Lettergirl Giveaway




I love snail mail - stamps, envelopes, something handwritten, a trip to the mail box - I'm completely smitten. If I could handle one more thing in my life, I'd add a pen pal.

My son, Henry (5), and I have a fun tradition that I want to tell you about. Nearly every week we choose a friend or family member to send a letter to. We have so much fun drawing pictures, writing a love note, choosing an envelope/stamp, packaging it all up, and walking down to the mailbox to send it off. And then, of course, there is the anticipation that builds as we watch the mail in hopes of something in return. And the thrill of happy mail if our friends respond. This has become some of our best time together. (And a sneaky way to get him to practice a little penmanship :)

So today, to encourage you to start a snail mail tradition of your very own, we have a super fun giveaway, brought to you by Gina of Lettergirl, who makes handlettered address stamps (among other charming things):


Look at that lovely penmanship

The prize: winner’s choice of a handlettered address stamp, bookplate stamp, or gift tag stamp in traditional red rubber mounted on a wood block.



You guys! A handlettered address stamp?? Think of the darling parcels you could be sending off!

Get acquainted with Gina's other handlettered creations in her Lettergirl Etsy shop. And get acquainted with her at her blog, Rich Inner Life.

To enter: leave a comment.

If you're all aflutter over those address stamps (like I am) and you want an extra entry - tell your friends about the giveaway (twitter, facebook, blog, etc). Only one extra entry per person; leave an extra comment for the extra entry.


Good Luck! Winner announced Friday morning!

144 comments:

Todd, Rach & Audrey said...

I'd love one!

Me? A Mom? said...

I have been drooling over these for some time now. I KNOW it would be just what I'd need to get thank you notes out in a more timely manner!

sarah said...

I would love this!

Stephanie said...

What an awesome giveaway. I love those!

Shannon said...

I love her handwriting! Love it! Thanks for a fun and yet so practical giveaway!

Shannon said...

I posted about it on my blog sidebar.

Rachael said...

oh my goodness. these are gorgeous!!

HomeGrownMama said...

Fun and beautiful!

Lessa said...

Daring!

Jessica said...

Love this! The art of letter writing is dying out, but this just might bring it back!

sarah jewett clarke said...

fabulous - i love them!

sarita said...

I absolutely love this idea and would love one of these stamps!

Alicia said...

What a great idea!

Katie Aldrich said...

Lovely- and thanks for the great idea!

Melanie said...

What a beautiful way to send off letters!

Anonymous said...

oh how beautiful! My daughter loves real mail and has just started writing so it would be perfect!
lovemyabbie at gmail.com

vantiganloos said...

I LOVE lettergirl! I really appreciate that tradition too! Thanks for the good idea!

jeanine said...

Oh I love this tradition that you have with Henry! I think I may have to start... I LOVE snail mail!

Honey said...

I love it! So cute!

kyliro said...

Those are fantastic! I LOVE them!!!
Thanks for the giveaway!

sumthinghappened said...

I am keeping my fingers crossed that I get picked!

Abbie said...

This is such a fun idea! So simple and something I can easily do. I'm going to start doing it.

Amy Jean said...

I had the same tradition once upon a time. Now I am itching to get back to it. Esp. since my kids licking envelopes is the funniest thing I've ever seen. Esp. since we just moved-I need a stamp!

ls said...

LOVE this idea. count me in!

Lesley said...

Those are adorable! Snail mail is so much fun -- email messages will never rival the pleasure I get from sending and receiving a handwritten note!

Katie said...

What a beautiful idea!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this one...letter writing has always been near and dear to my heart. At one point in my childhood I had about 12 penpals! Now I have one :) Teresa rotajt at sbcglobal dot net

Aim said...

How Adorable!!!! aimrit01@gmail.com

The WoodLand School said...

Oooooooh! I love these stamps!

Aim said...

I just told my Mom about this! aimrit01@gmail.com

AMD said...

Oh! I've been wanting one of these even before I had a permanent address. After a few years of different post-college dwellings, we've finally bought a house! I would love to have one of these!

Erin said...

I love them!

Dani said...

Love this idea! Hope I win.

Kate G said...

How fabulous! I'd love one!

Melanie said...

Lovely

Andrea Gunnell said...

I would love one too:)

Mama E said...

I am all about snail mail! I would love one!

Savannah said...

Oh WOW I love those! My Mother & Father In Law are serving a mission in Kenya and we're writing letters to them. Boy would they love to see that beauty of a return address staring back at them!!

Honey said...

Put it on facebook - I want this! :)

Andrea said...

Those are gorgeous!

Liz said...

These are wonderful. What a great idea. I love the Cute as a Button Address Stamp.

Trish said...

How Lovely!

SQ said...

these are amazing!

Kelly said...

Sign me up -- These are adorable!

Tia said...

Love it!

Rachel Mae said...

Beautiful and a wonderful tradition to keep alive.

Celine said...

That is too cute!

Mickie and Matt said...

Oh My! I shouldnt be entering because I all ready won my FABULOUS apron, but this would be divine as well! I send off TONS of snail mail to family and friends each week :)

Melissa said...

These are adorable!!!!

Daines Fam said...

I also love snail mail...get excited when I hear the mailman on my porch...even thought it usually nothing exciting being delivered.

Melissa said...

Just put it on my facebook page. :D

bjahlstrom said...

This would be so awesome! I love sending letters to family and friends!

Charlene said...

So cute! What a great idea!!

Vicky said...

That would be great!

Amy said...

I'm the snail mail queen. Pick me!

Jesslyn said...

What a great giveaway! I'm a huge fan of snail mail! I even have a little wax seal I use sometimes. Would LOVE one of those handlettered stamps!

Quigley Family said...

Love it!

Kelly K. said...

I was actually looking at getting something like this for my wedding invites and thank you cards.

Kilee said...

So darling!

toddnjoelle said...

Oooh La La! I love it.

Christina said...

Those are so sweet!

amelia said...

smitten with stationary.
i'd love to win!

Heather said...

I love the stamps and also love to get snail mail along with my kids. They can't wiat to get the mail each day to see if there is something special for them (which there usually isn't just bills to be paid). We will start a snail mail tradition/ritual every week too...hopefully someone will send something back to us.

Jackie Flaherty said...

This is great! Thanks for the opportunity!

Jackie
www.lettersandjournals.com

Sara said...

So fun!

annie said...

I love those! How adorable!

Linds said...

Great idea! If my handwriting was nicer I'd probaly write a lot more letters.

Rosalee said...

What a great idea!

Q said...

I've received lettergirl baby announcements and christmas cards from friends who have been loyal fans for years. I love your blog, her stuff and all things postal!

Ginger said...

oh, how pretty!

Meadows Market said...

I def. want the return address one...I cant stand how cute it really is!

ashley.chandler@aggiemail.usu.edu

Meadows Market said...

I posted about this giveaway on Facebook!

Thanks!
ashley.chandler@aggiemail.usu.edu

thebusbyfamily said...

oh, i want that!

cmwheeler said...

I LOVE this concept, such a cute idea that I didn't know I could buy - LOVE her etsy shop...I sure hope I win!!

Amanda said...

I must have one of those stamps!!

The Alexanders said...

So darling! I need one of those!
cheyennealexander at hotmail dot com

Catherine said...

These are so pretty. And I love your mail tradition. Definitely need to do that.

stacey said...

oh wow those are so cute. I would love to have one; I get so tired of writing my address on thank you notes and things. What a wonderful giveaway!

Malinda Crow said...

Those are just DARLING!! They would be perfect for all my thank you cards I'm gonna be sending.

Robin said...

I love the font and how simple they are. I would love to win. The only thing that would make it better was if it was a clear stamp.

K.Q. said...

I love the letter idea!

Robin said...

Here's hoping ...

sarah/book bound bindery said...

handlettering is wonderful.

Anja said...

oh how cute, I would love one!

Nada said...

How awesome! If I don't win, I just might have to buy one for myself :)

n_shewman@hotmail.com

Ann said...

I love the snail mail tradition. My son would get a big kick out of that.

The Parker Place said...

Love it!!! Grandma and Grandpa always love getting something special from my girls!!

Jessica said...

I send everything by snail mail. These stamps are to die for!

Melanie said...

I love the tradition you and your son do. So great. This giveaway is amazing! Thank you.

Kalli Ko said...

Snail mail is my bff, except for bills... those I could do without.

Count me in, I love these stamps!

Kalli Ko said...

also, tweetered

@mamakalli

Tara said...

love this!

Tracey said...

How super!

Michelle D said...

Wow, so fun! I've wanted a stamp like this for a long time...

Natalie said...

Lovely.

JulieN said...

I would love this!!! I too am a huge advocate for snail mail and handwritten messages.

Carla said...

I LOVE that idea! What a fun tradition. I think I may have to adopt that one in our family. Thank you for the chance at the giveaway!

Carla said...

I shared this post on FB. I just love this tradition!

Trev and Shan said...

ooh, loveeeee it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Holli said...

I would love one!!!

Ricki said...

I used to have so many pen pals! Like 27 at one time. I guess I've been on facebook all my life and didn't realize it. I would love an address stamp!

emilyw said...

So cute! Pick me! Pick me!

Mindy Sauther said...

I put three letters in the mail today for my nephew and nieces. I love snail mail!

Melissa said...

WOW!!! these are beautiful!!!

Nikki said...

How fabulous!!! I love these. And I love the weekly letter tradition! I think I will start that with my kids.
nikki.kitchen@gmail.com

Jackie said...

I LOVE this tradition. What a great idea!

Park Family said...

How awesome. I love handwritten notes and letters. LOVE IT!!!

sbcmom said...

Those stamps look wondrous! I'd love one!!

Linda said...

How fun!

cindy baldwin said...

I just love that address stamp!

Megan said...

Woweee! That lettering is perfect! I would love the return address stamp. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

Laurie said...

These are adorable. I love the Elizabeth one!

Cathy said...

Love it!

Jennifer S. said...

I have wanted an address stamp forever, and I just moved, so the timing's perfect :)

Cathy said...

I tweeted about this giveaway.

Amy said...

I LOVE her bookplate stamps and have wanted one for ages. I hope I win!

Ashley Mason said...

I LOVE this. I think it would even make paying bills fun. Well. Maybe that's going to far. Still, I'd LOVE one. thanks for the chance to win!
Ashley

Robin said...

Absolutely adorable stamps! Love them! :)

james and bess said...

w-o-w!! crossing my fingers!

bess :)

CHC Fundraising said...

Awesome prize - I love lettergirl's art. :) I like snail mail, too! :)

Lex said...

I've been working on trying to remain a letter/card person for years. I love real mail. This is darling!!

Anonymous said...

I agree. Going to the mailbox and finding a handwritten letter or a handwritten note in a card is the next best thing to a personal, in-person visit. It certainly beats those email "forwards" I get (and send: Guilty!)
Janice

Kim said...

I LOVE your tradition. I've been looking for an idea to help get my youngest get ready for school, I think I've found it. The stamps are so beautiful.

Rachel said...

I LOVE these. I am imagining the ease of Christmas cards this year...

Cathy said...

LOVE IT!!

Kelsie said...

So cute! I'd write more letters just for a reason to use my stamp!

Mirien said...

I love those stamps! Much better than the labels I print from my computer!

The Parkers said...

Would love to win one of these! Would definitely add some much needed 'cuteness' to my letters since my handwriting looks nothing like this!

audreypawdrey said...

These are beautiful! How is it that two of the stamps featured include where I currently live and where I used to live? I hope that is a happy omen!

Joan said...

Yessss PLEEEEAAASE!
I am an avid snail mailer :) But sadly most of my cards are dollar bin dorky :(

squirrelbread said...

who DOESN'T love getting an actual letter in the mail? especially a handwritten one. this is a great giveaway.

cheers,

*heather*

Tori said...

I love to send things in the mail! I like to get things in the mail even more. I'd love this!

Amy said...

These stamps are so personal and would be a joy to stamp. I would start finding reasons to send mail. I love all of her work and it would be super hard to decide which beautful stamp to choose.

aknancy said...

I love the fact that I found these beautiful stamps. And now I have found your blog through the stamps..so it's all good.
Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

Jennifer said...

Would LOVE one! Spent about 30 minutes on her etsy site today!

Alissa said...

i am a stationary junkie. love it.

Alissa said...

tweeted about it, too.

@aap: "pretty up your snail mail http://placetobloom.blogspot.com/2010/05/snail-mail-lettergirl-giveaway.html"

cody + jennie said...

just lovely!

thank you!

Alice H said...

Wow so cute - thanks for this! alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

RedPetal said...

they are so beautiful! Love them

Robin
redpetalboutique@yahoo.com

Laura said...

Gina's stuff is the best! I would love one!!

Emily said...

yay! love these ... precious and so fun!

Ryan, Jenny, Crew and Carrington said...

That is great!! I love her work!

Brooke said...

A Lettergirl stamp has been on my wishlist for a while. Love, love, love them.

I love the tradition you have with your son. A few weeks ago my parent's put a letter in their letterbox for my 22 month old son. He loves to check their letterbox when he visits. He was so happy and excited when he came inside with an envelope just for him! My Mum, who doesn't have a crafty bone in her body made him a card and he still treasures it today.