Every day, I send a little bundle of TangleMail out into the world; and because the majority of my customers love stamps just as much as I do, I make a special effort to use attractive stamps on the envelope. There have been some beautiful British stamps issued over the years, and those issued in decimal currency (from as long ago as 1971 – pre-me!) are still valid as postage so I have started tracking down old-but-mint copies to use on my outgoing mail. This 1930s-style transport series (above right) issued in 1988 is one of my perennial favourites…and by the by, I’m quite fond of those abstract little ‘traffic light’ strips from the edge of the sheets, too!
Whenever I can, I theme the stamps on the envelope to match its contents. This little batch of TangleMail is very representative of the kind of envelopes that I send out almost daily filled with packets of flowers & butterflies. So pretty! Where possible, I will make up the postage amount with classic Machin stamps, which I also love dearly – so many amazing colours! (I was shocked when I recently heard somebody refer to them as ‘boring’!)
Last month I sent out a notebook with a rainbow Machin cover, and made a special effort to include a whole rainbow of colours on the outside of the envelope, too. (Click here to check out my full range of Machin notebooks.)
My thematic piece de resistance to date, though, was this little beauty: from left-then-along-and-round-the-corner I managed to match this customer’s order for Christmas, butterfly, blue, flower & bird stamps. I tucked a TangleMail Newsletter inside, too, so I’m really hoping this recipient follows the enclosed instructions to soak those stamps free again!
Back to my title, I really do think I need a TangleCrafts theme song! Any ideas…? 🙂