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Lagniappe Collection DIY Postcard

Purple non machinable envelope sent by Karen M in New Orleans, US for the iHanna DIY Postcard Swap

Today two quick things I really enjoy: Looking up a new to me word and some very late happy mail in the inbox! All this because a very bulky and quite interesting looking envelope arrived… By the way, do you know what the word “lagniappe” means? I sure did’t know until just now, when I […]

DIY Postcard Swap Autumn 2022

DIY Postcard Swap Autumn 2022

Each autumn I host a swap of handmade postcards and right now you can sign up to join in. All the details are on the swap page, but here’s a quick list for easy reference in case you need it or this is your first time joining a swap. If you’re at all hesitating on […]

Postcards from the world

Postcards from the world

Handmade postcards are like little cute birds that fly into your home and sing to you. iHanna Postcards that I have received from the lovely participants of my postcard swap – from the spring, continued from here, here and here. I hope you like em’ and feel inspired to make your own handmade mail art! […]

Writing a letter

Writing a letter

I got stacks of letters that I got when I was younger, maybe from my teens until I was 20 or so? I used to put a lot of effort into writing letters when I was at that age, maybe because it was the time before Internet and e-mail? It makes me feel rather old […]

Nanami Cafe Notebook

Nanami Cafe Notebook

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside. John F. Kennedy Did you know that writing paper from Japan can be as thin as 52 gsm? I used to think that the copy paper I use for […]

Happy Mail from Kat

Happy Mail from Kat

I love getting happy mail, little surprises stuffed inside an envelope that you weren’t expecting… But who doesn’t right? Happy mail is so right every day of the week. I missed the day light today to take photos of my pile of Postcards for the DIY Postcard Swap (yes, you can still join – as […]