Travelling (s)miles by post

17th September 2007 by Denise

Email isn’t as nice as post, is it? Well, sometimes it is – you know, when it’s something cool like an amazing job offer, but really, post is king. Finding a nice handwritten envelope in amongst the bills and junkmail is a real treat. Like kicking leaves in Autumn and finding a shiny new penny hiding underneath.

I’ve mentioned the MOOSwapping community before I think, people on Flickr and LiveJournal trading MiniCards. Very often people get creative with the way they send things, and these, sent out by the crocheted cat really tickled our fancy:

Photo taken by *~Laura~*

Photo taken by Dogtired

Photo taken by magdela

Photo taken by dyetochange

Photo taken by Malinki

Aside from these cards being really cute, I think this style could be used for a lot of things. I’m the kind of person that gets a note saying ‘We’ve moved house’ and ends up ripping out the bit with the address and shoving it in my address book. How much nicer would it be to slip the MiniCard out and keep that instead?

Or for a save-the-date card, having a lovely card from the couple in question to slide out of it’s cute illustration and into a diary.

Or even for an invitation with the address on the back – keep it in your purse or wallet, rather than carry around something bigger that just gets squashed in your pocket.

In fact, I like these so much, I’m going to make some. Now… what shall I draw?

Comments (9)

  1. Denise:

    We spotted this in the flickr pool too! Taken by Chasing Meridian, and sent by barriebarrie.

  2. Denise:

    And there’s another great one here, from blargynog:

  3. Denise:

    And there’s more! A little different this time, from hoho_326

  4. Denise:

    and another! Look at this, from Hoho_326!, sent to ~JaG~

  5. barriebarrie:

    My most recent ones. The origami and purse up there are totally awesome!

    That is a I personalized with a Gary Larson cartoon about cows.

  6. Margaret:

    I make artist trading cards so my MOOs aren’t photos. They are usually collages, paintings, or drawings. Is there a place for trading those?



  7. Denise:

    @Margaret, the flickr traders swap all kinds of images, from photography to illustration. Post photos of your cards to the pool and say they’re availble for swapping and I think people would love to trade.
    OR start a new trading group for artist trading cards – there’s a lot of you out there, I’m pretty sure other people would love to join!

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