'I created Pocket Letters™ as a new way to send letters to your new or existing penpals. Basically, you fill all the pockets of a 9 Pocket Trading Card Protector and send the whole page to someone who wants to swap with you. This can be a one-time exchange or you can keep exchanging Pocket Letters indefinitely. You fill the pockets with anything you like (stickers, tea bags, a note, washi tape samples, pictures, etc.) A short note or letter is included and tucked into one of the pockets. Then the Pocket Letter is folded up and sent in a standard 10 size envelope. It's the perfect way to send and collect letters from other Pocket Letter Pals (ie people who are sending mail in this format) around the world and a convenient way to store them. They fit perfectly in a binder!'
You can find more information, some video tutorials and freebies on her blog.
I'll be honest, I was always a bit intimidated by the prospect of creating pocket letters. Some of the ones I'd seen on YouTube and Facebook looked so elaborate. It did not look like anything that I could possibly do.
Fast forward to today...one online video turned my doubt into certainty this week. And here are my first two pocket letters. The empty pockets on the back are where the letters will go.
|Pocket Letter #1 - Front|
|Pocket Letter #1 - Back|
|Pocket Letter #2 - Front|
|Pocket Letter #2 - Back|
Here is the video that moved me to action. (click here) Rebecca, a fellow Canadian, made it look easy enough for even me to do.
One of these pocket letters is being exchanged with a friend but the other one is available to the first person who would like to exchange one with me. You can let me know by commenting on this post.