All Things Snail Mail - From Postage to Envelope Liners

Sending old fashioned letters through the mail is a beautiful way to use your calligraphy. It brings joy to the receiver, and is relatively inexpensive! It can be so much fun, but you can't necessarily just stick any stamp on any envelope... different ink requires different postage amounts as does different weights, sizes, and even lumpiness! Then what do you actually put into the letter? It may be easy to write a page (or four!) to your best friend, but what if you want to send mail to someone you don't know well (like in the KCA Snail Mail Database)? I have you covered in this class.

Topics Covered

  • Postage- how much it costs to mail a letter and what costs extra
  • What to put inside the envelope, especially if you don't know the recipient well
  • Some formal etiquette do's and don'ts
  • How to make an envelope liner

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and now available to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

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Materials Needed

Snail Mail Basics:

  • Envelopes (I like Paper Source and Cards and Pockets for smooth quality envelopes that can handle calligraphy ink well and come in a variety of colors)
  • Stamps (in the USA they will be from the USPS)
  • Calligraphy ink/nib of your choice (or any writing utensil really) for addressing the envelope

Optional supplies (for selling):

  • members of Kalli Camp Academy receive an extra list along with the class



Homework Challenge

Want to see our students homework? Search the hashtag #kcasnailmail on Instagram to see samples from this week's homework. Our students who participate in this challenge get entered into a drawing to win prizes.



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