Usually, I wait until I’ve sent out a few things, before I try to recapture the whole lot of them to share here. This morning, though, I put something together for a Postcrossing Forum tag trade to Hong Kong, and I just couldn’t wait to share.
This envelope I made first entered my life earlier this week–through my mail slot–as the cover of a magazine. As soon as I finished reading the mag, I started sizing up the cover for its possibilities as an envelope. It turns out the possibilities were quite good!
The Postcrosser in Hong Kong did state a preference for envelopes. I don’t normally pay any attention to that. Having seen that she likes Peanuts postcards, I was going to just write, address, & stamp this one, and drop it in the mail “naked,” as the postal deities intended…
…until I saw this line in her profile, where she suggested what people might talk about in writing to her:
“You could try to tell me…your favorite pizza topping.”
This is exactly the point at which I decided I would make an envelope, and stick my postcard in there–along with a menu from my favorite pizza place.
I can recommend anything from section 2 of this menu, two of my faves being the Paneer Tikka and the Tandoori Potato. And as I told this mailing’s recipient, Pizza & Curry is just (I think) the first of many places now in the area that serve up pizzas with Indian flavors. So good!
I think I’ll order one on Monday.