September 30, 2019

Sweater Weather Inspired Snail Mail

It is beginning to feel like that time of year--sweater weather! Which means it is time to send out some cozy, warm, sweater-weather snail mail to a handful of people to help them embrace the fall season. I found the cutest paper from Crate Paper called Knit Wit that inspired me to make up these care packages and pockets, which you'll see later on.

Sweater Weather Snail Mail

For the care package, I wanted to have crafting, baking, and self-care treats and goodies. For the craft stash of the recipient, I included some floral elements with a mini-twig wreath so she could make her own fall-inspired window wreath, some washi tape, pipsqueak markers that match the color scheme, journaling cards, giant-rose gold paperclips, and a paper bag of stickers and items from my de-stashing of my own material.

Sweater Weather Snail Mail

Additionally, I've loved putting these mini polymer stamps from Lawn Fawn. They are light-weight which makes them ideal for mailing, and super, super cute--I just had to include this Caramel Apple of My Eye set.

Sweater Weather Snail Mail

For self-care, I'm a big fan of sending these mini-candles from Antique Candle Works Co. (my current favorite candle company) for my friends to try out. Add in some new socks to keep toes cozy and warm, followed by a face mask and one of the fall sanitizers from Bath and Body Works.

Sweater Weather Snail Mail

Current fall favorite sweet are these snackable marshmallows called Smashmallows--eat them by themselves or top off your go-to hot beverage of choice with them for added sweetness. They come in many different flavors to try. Or, to keep with the baking theme (alongside the recipe cards pictured earlier)...

Sweater Weather Snail Mail

Include somethings like a cookie mix, or in this case, an apple crisp kit--all she had to do is add her favorite apples to have a delicious dessert to share.

Sweater Weather Snail Mail

Now it is just a matter of stacking everything in the mailing box--heaviest items go in the bottom.

Sweater Weather Snail Mail

Then comes the fun part--decorating the four flaps of the box. It is a great way to use up leftover scrapbook paper, and when the box is opened it serves as a surprise element to get excited about. I like to always have a flap that outlines the items found in the box and any special reason why; the rest are purely decorative.

Sweater Weather Snail Mail


Sweater Weather Snail Mail

Aside from care packages, I also used the scrapbook paper to sew some pockets, which I tucked with similar craft goodies to send out to some other friends too.

Sweater Weather Snail Mail

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