i love love love snail mail. love getting letters and writing and take extra care and attention when i do so, lots of doodles, nice paper, stamps and sometimes for extra special things a wax seal. bills, however, not so fun, but this image via inchmark.squarespace.com makes those security envelopes look good.
when i saw this today i thought it was so beautifully presented and interesting. i'm also a fan of the little tape marks. these are the insides of security envelopes. reusing these is a great way to recycle, plus the patterns are kinda amazing. he also posts on his blog a link to a flickr set collection of these.
the first time i saw these put to good use was on remake's etsy store, which is no longer open. i wish that i had know about her stuff sooner and gotten one of her journals. (what happened—it looked like such a successful store?) these are some of her repurposed security envelopes. great idea.