Snail Mail Love

When I was little, I my favorite time of day was rushing out to the mailbox at 3 o'clock in the afternoon to see who had send me letters.  I had so many penpals from around the country + writing letters was truly one of my favorite things to fill my days.  I actually remember getting in trouble for something as a kid + my punishment was not being able to write any letters for a set amount of time! haha
Fast forward to the world of texting + Facebook, blogs + instant messengers. . . it's a rare day when anything but bills shows up at 3 o'clock each day.  

I'm working to make a conscientious effort to change that. . .  that's one of the reasons I love my wellness community, The Village Gathering, because it has made me become intentional all over again with connecting in the good old fashion way of handwritten letters.  I take weekly trips to the post office to send out little packages + goodies for my favorite girls + there is always a little card inside with encouragements + things I value about them.  

When Basic Invite reached out + asked to send me some of their customizable cards, I was just elated + grateful because I'm already mailing them out so often.  As I got onto their website, I was shocked + amazed at how truly customizable everything was. It was almost like a DIY card station on line. haha 
I got lots of thank you cards for my Village girls as well as for Emmett's birthday gifts, but they have so many more options! Birth announcements,  baby shower invitations, first birthdays, graduation announcements, even bar + bat mitzvah invitations!  Here's what they say about their selection 

"Almost Unlimited Colors - Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online.  Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 160 different color options.  So you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail.  This is what we feel like sets us apart from almost any other online stationery company and it what we feel is our biggest draw."
I am so so thankful they reached out to me because now I know exactly where to go for all my customized cards for . . . . everything! My favorite part about working with Basic Invite was how I could switch up every little thing on the card from the font color, the the variation of dots + colors on a card + more. It's truly like a custom candy store for cards. haha

I'd love to hear from you. . .  what are your favorite ways to send out pretty mail to those your love?! 


  1. So fun! I love snail mail! I have been getting A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail for about a year now and I love getting a bunch of cards every month to send out!!!

  2. oh my gosh! i bet that is the best!!!!!

  3. oh! I love that Thank You card with the boys on it! That's adorable! Thank you for the link. I bet they have some sweet holiday options once Holidays get near. I'm keeping that in mind. <3

    Also, when Fern (my daughter who is almost 4) gets a little older, I think it'd be so neat to get together with other blog moms and have our kids exchange letters! I had pen-pals when I was younger through a school program and it was the NEATEST experience hearing about their life in the city they lived in.

  4. Beth! what is this Happy Mail you speak of!?

  5. This is it!! I love it!!! http://shop.abeautifulmess.com/happy-mail

  6. You are so sweet!! You will loooove this site! It's seriously so amazing! :)

    Let's totally do the penpal thing! Email me if you want to exchange addresses?! xoxo