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Friday Mail Love

August 28, 2009

My apologies for the lack of posts this week. I have come down with a doozy of a cold (in summer, I know, it sucks.) and every time I think of writing something, I just fall asleep… or sneeze all over everything.

But today is Friday, and despite being sick, Friday’s deserve posts.

Lately, I find I’ve run into a variety of monthly mail clubs on the net.  Think like a book club, except WAY cooler.

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The first one is Press & Post from Things are Better with a Parrot design studio. Every month you get a letterpress card, envelope and some cool vintage stamps in the mail, thus encouraging you to write a letter to someone and pass on the mail love. 🙂  How wonderful is that! Not only do you get mail, you get to share it with a friend.  And vintage stamps are very cool. Just think of all the pretty parcels and letters this will have going in and out of your mailbox.

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Next is one from a Vancouver based outfit (actually just down the street from me!). The Regional Assembly of Text is a cool store with tones of things for those who love stationary and the like. Also, a whole lot of buttons. With their button a month club, you get, well, a button a month! Plus a cool little board to keep them all sorted on. The buttons which you receive though the button a month club are exclusive to the club.

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This third mailing club might be a bit on the pricey side, but it sure is pretty. French General, a lovely store which would make my crafty and beading fanatic sister go ga-ga,  has what they call an Un, Deux, Trois Club.  Every month you get a jewellery kit with supplies for necklace, bracelet and earrings, and each month is different and new! Plenty of the beads are vintage or vintage inspired and from what I understand of beading, you can take the tools it gives you and make the jewellery how you like it!  It’s so… je ne sais quoi… french!

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I know I mentioned this before, but hey, it’s worth another mention here. 500 Coloured Pencils sends you 25 different colour pencils each month (for 20 months to get the whole set). Each group of 25 contains a variety of shades from one colour. One month say, you get all blue pencils (but such variety of blue!) and the next month maybe it’s red. I can imagine that it would be like discovering the rainbow one colour at a time. 🙂

Do you know of any cool monthly mail type clubs? Share them with us!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 28, 2009 8:01 pm

    Great finds! I’m completely smitten for the first one… I may just have to sign up.

  2. August 29, 2009 7:08 am

    I really want the crayons. Really really.

    (And the pretty stamps!)

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