Firstly, there is a lot of cool stuff online if you google ideas for creative looking letters. However, most of it is pretty feminine. And that is not me. You can argue it's the 21st century and my ideas of gender are old fashioned. Ok. Call me old fashioned though, and I might have to hit you with my typewriter :)
Seriously there is a lot of cool stuff you can do though... let me show you some things which I do.
|Most antique hunters must be throwing out old stationary or ignoring it, but if you look, sometimes you find it. How bad ass is this envelope? I found a bunch of them and have been using them sparingly. I think they are awesome. I hope I find more stuff like this.|
|An old-fashioned letterhead looks way cool. Design your own, and if it's not good enough maybe you will get lucky like me and a friend will make you an ever better one based off of the old Smith Premier letterhead.|
|Embossers are way cool, and can be customized and the embossing elements swapped. Many places sell paper embossers.|
|I considered my address, then decided this was way cooler. "Typed by Mark Petersen /so keep this forever / because you never know" ...totally gonna make it big one day. Future collector item- any paper with this on it!|
|Lastly, envelope art is super cool. You don't have to be great at art, just use lots of color or lots of lines. Experiment. I take photos of mundane landscapes and sky which interest me so I can try to draw it later. It adds a personal touch and makes your mail more exciting for someone else to open.|
Thanks for reading and happy typing!