We mourn the loss of the handwritten letter when when we open our mailbox eagerly every day, only to see bills and advertisements. That’s why we cooed over these recycled envelopes ($10) when we came across them on Etsy. These clever creations come in handy when you’re sending out a thank you note, a greeting card, or a short letter. Alternatively, you can purchase them as a gift for a stationery-lover. The packet comes with 24 handmade envelopes and a white notecard for each. The seller selects each image carefully from magazines and catalogs and makes the envelope from scratch. Let them know if you’d like a theme to your envelopes, but personally, we’d let them surprise us. The vivid colors and prints will bring a smile to anyone who finds one of them in their mailbox.
The best part of these envelopes, of course, is that they’re eco-friendly! We’ve talked about different ways to recycle our magazines, but never have we come across this one. Eventually, the envelopes themselves will be recycled too, and the paper will be re-used in yet another way. Ah, the beauty of green living.