Since moving halfway across the country (and spending most of my time working-at-home), the mailbox has become an important part of my everyday life. Once I arrived here in Michigan, I started sending notes and cards to my friends and family back home, which prompted me to start sending letters to other friends too. Its really nice to open up the mailbox and find a little physical reminder that someone was thinking of them.
When the new year rolled around, I decided to make writing notes and letters to friends part of my routine. To keep myself accountable, I’ve been snapping pictures and sharing using the hashtag #rukristinloveletters (because I’m a sucker for a good hashtag).
Minted contacted me about reviewing some of their products as part of a blog post, and because I’m a sucker for all things pretty paper, and they provide a great service and quality products, I decided to round up some of my favorite Minted stationary products for sending notes and letters to friends.
What you need:
- Stationary/Greeting Cards (see my favorites below)
- Envelopes and Postage (I highly recommend the Harry Potter US Postage Stamps)
- Your Pen/Pens (these are my favorites)
- Decorative Stamps and Embellishments (optional, sort of)
Why Stationary/Greeting Cards?
So, you could just use regular paper or a blank note card, but if the whole point of sending someone happy mail is to make them feel special — make it special. Unfortunately we don’t always have the time to create a handmade card or craft a long letter. This is where the Minted products come in handy. They have personalized stationary products for all occasions in a multitude of styles, so you can just grab one and go — and since they’re cute and personalized, your recipient will get still get that special feeling when they open it up.
Favorite Minted Products for #rukristinloveletters
Pop Paisley Business Stationary (um grey and yellow? yes please)
Indo Personalized Stationary (I can’t decide between the yellow text and the white text, they’re both fabulous)
Bold Brackets Foil Stamped Stationary (If you’re feeling especially glorious and want to add some shiny stuff to your notes — also great for writing down your own amazing quotes).
Some of my favorite bloggers and paper artists have recently used Minted to create their own personalized stationary and holiday cards with great success (Elise’s Christmas Card and personalized stationary, Kelly Purkey’s Custom Planner, Ali Edwards’ Personalized Stationary) are just a few that I’ve had bookmarked.
Make your friends feel special. Send More Happy Mail!
Getting hitched soon? Know someone who is? Just love looking at fancy invitations? Check out the Minted Wedding Collection for Save the Dates, Invitations, and more.
PS — This Foil NJ Art Print is amazing and probably belongs on my wall.
PPS — Minted provided me with compensation for this post, but as always the opinions are my own.