This post was most recently updated on March 12th, 2021
Interested in some fun travel-themed stationery? With email, texting, and video calls making communication instantaneous, ‘snail mail’ has become nearly obsolete. Sure, you send out Christmas cards each year or the occasional “thank you” using the postal service. But on a regular basis, how often do you reach for a pen and paper to write a physical note to a friend or family member?!
Inspiring you to send real mail!
I know, I know. Life is busy. There’s just not enough time to write a letter. But, if you’re anything like me, you get the Christmas-day, butterflies-in-your-stomach, it’s-your-birthday jitters anytime you spy a handwritten card buried amidst all the ads, bills, and spam crammed in the mailbox. So, can you imagine how happy it makes others when they get REAL mail, too?
Ever since my childhood, sending and receiving snail mail was always my favorite! Even now, I love to make custom cards for birthdays and anniversaries because I know my art will brighten someone’s day when they open it. I love using my artistic skills to create things I can share with others, bringing a smile to their faces.
This week, I’m happy to be offering a brand new product from my shop as the prize for this giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a travel-themed stationery set, complete with 8 cards and envelopes, 4 large weatherproof stickers, and 5 mini sticker sheets, perfect to gift to your travel-loving friend, a family member, or just keep for yourself (Shh…I won’t tell!😊).
These travel-inspired designs were actually inspired by the writer of this blog, Tami from Postcards & Passports. Not only is she a very talented author and knowledgeable family travel planner, but I am fortunate to be able to call her my mom. She has instilled in me the love of travel which has helped my family prioritize exploring and going on fun adventures together, too!
Tami also embraces the idea of sending hand-written messages via ‘snail mail’. Some of her favorite items to mail are postcards from her travels. (Or travel-themed notecards!) If you’re interested in entering the giveaway for these cute, travel-themed designs, here are the details!
How do you enter?
Well, it’s as simple as visiting my Etsy shop here and skimming through the product page. Take a look at the printables, the custom items, and the new launch of stickers!! Then head on back to this blog post to comment on your favorite design (or two!). You’ll get bonus brownie points for following my Instagram account or favoriting the Etsy shop while you’re there. Following is not required to enter the giveaway.
Free shipping within the continental US is included; travel-themed stationery set and stickers are valued at $35 USD. One winner will be randomly selected on Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 and contacted via the email address you submit with your comment. You’ll have 24 hours to respond and provide a mailing address for your prize, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
Congrats, Natalie, and thanks to everyone who participated! Even if you didn’t win, be sure to download and print the FREE pdf travel stationery designs down below. Happy travels!
Free printable stationery
Even if you don’t win the grand prize, don’t fret. As readers of Postcards & Passports, you now have access to the PDF download to print the travel-themed stationery to your heart’s delight! I recommend printing on heavy cardstock, either with your home printer or at a local print shop. Then, simply cut the two cards apart with a paper trimmer, fold, and start writing; your family and friends will absolutely love getting some cheerful ‘snail mail’ from you!
Here’s a quick time lapse to see how easy the DIY stationery is to make—just print, trim, and fold!
Hope this fun giveaway and free printable help spread a little more kindness and creativity around the world…one ‘snail mail’ letter at a time! 💌
Now, the real question is…
Who will you send your first card to?
Hi, there! My name is Heather Young and I’m the owner and designer behind BeKindBeCreative, a quirky and fun little Etsy shop featuring handmade art and digital printables. My favorite mediums are watercolor and digital art, and I have a passion for creating custom designs and handmade gifts, too. To follow along with new product releases or behind the scenes, be sure to find me on Instagram @be.kind.be.creative or ‘favorite’ my shop at etsy.com/shop/bekindbecreative.